Jenny

Ilkka Pitkänen

Jenny is a documentary video work filmed with one take. The protagonist of this video is a construction worker who walked by chance into the frame during the take. The worker who was having a break at Museum Island (Museumsinsel) in Berlin takes out his fishing equipment and starts fishing from the Spree riverbank. The event is recorded in the summer of 2014, when there was a large-scale renovation and modernisation project in the area. Therefore Jenny also serves as documentation for an ever-changing environment, which no longer exists as it is shown in the video. Composer Ilari Edelmann's music resonates with the soundscape of the surroundings and works as a counterpoint to the depictive image of the work.

Production Year
2015
Duration
00:08:50
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Jenny
Finnish Title

Jenny

English Title

Jenny

Production Countries
Finland,Germany
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Ilkka Pitkänen (Author), Ilari Edelmann (Composer), Ilkka Pitkänen (Director), Ilkka Pitkänen (Editor), Ilari Edelmann (Script), Ilkka Pitkänen (Script), Ilari Edelmann (Sound Design)
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Ilkka Pitkänen (b. 1981) is a Helsinki-based multidisciplinary artist working with various media including moving images, photography, installation and performance. Thematically his artworks are dealing with personal space, integrity and the perception of reality. His works have been presented publicly at many exhibitions in Finland and internationally.