Two women fight with the sky and the sea in the background. Giants is a film without a plot, the beginning or the end. The motives of the fighters are deliberately vague. The film evokes questions of human nature. Even in a group of two people there is certain dynamics of the struggle for power. The slow-motioned work was shot on 16 mm film.
Fanni Niemi-Junkola (Author), Fanni Niemi-Junkola (Director), Pauliina Ståhlberg (Actor), Fanni Niemi-Junkola (Actor), Aku Louhimies (Camera), Sami Konkonen (Sound)
Fanni Niemi-Junkola graduated with MFA degree from Glasgow School of Art, Scotland in 1995. The starting point for her artistic work is both visual and political. She explores power relations in social communication within everyday life. Niemi-Junkola's video works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Finland and internationally i.e. Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma, Helsinki (2019-20, 2009, 1998) Cultural Centre of Belgrade (2013), Forum Box, Helsinki (2011), Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (2006), White Box, New York (2005), 3rd Berlin Biennial (2004), Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2000) and Manifesta 2 (1998). Her short films have been shown in various international festivals. Niemi-Junkola worked as a Professor of Time and Space Arts at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2001–02 and she is currently appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Tampere University of Applied Sciences.