In The Middle of The Movie

Tellervo Kalleinen

Tellervo Kalleinen travelled around the world placing ads on streetlamps and notice boards which read: ‘Plan a film scene in your home and give a Finnish woman a role in it!’ She went to every home she was invited to and acted the roles she was given by people she had never met, totalling 65 scenes in 65 homes. The piece was shot between 2001 and 2003 across Hamburg, Helsinki, Los Angeles, Seydisfjördur, St.Petersburg and Tallinn. The work is presented as an installation with six arm chairs and six monitors on a carpet.

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In The Middle of The Movie
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In The Middle of The Movie
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Tellervo Kalleinen (Author), Tellervo Kalleinen (Director), Andreas Maimik (Editor), Sanna Liinamaa (Editor), Tellervo Kalleinen (Editor), Ulu Braun (Editor), Tellervo Kalleinen (Producer), VIRTA productions (Producer), The Participants (Script), Ulu Braun (Camera), Marianne Korver (Camera), Anke Wenzel (Camera), Elina Katara (Camera), Stef Heidhues (Camera), Andreas Maimik (Camera), Ulla von Brandenburg (Camera), Vladimir Chootko (Camera), Anu Pennanen (Camera), Sandeep Gunnam (Camera), Cooney Horvath (Camera), Tellervo Kalleinen (Sound), Sanna Liinamaa (Sound)
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Tellervo Kalleinen is a visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. She graduated as MFA from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2003. She works with video, performance, intervention and events. Most of her works are participatory and based on creative collaboration. Since 2003, she has worked with Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen. The works of the artist duo are participatory by nature. Most recent works tackle the human relationship with society through means of film. Kalleinen and Kochta-Kalleinen have participated in exhibitions around the world, including Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria (2010), MoMA P.S.1 in New York (2008), Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2010) and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki (2014). Kalleinen and Kochta-Kalleinen won the prestigious Ars Fennica Award in 2014.