If I Were Buried at a Street Corner

Maija Blåfield

If I Were Buried at a Street Corner is a short film about looking and seeing again – on which the experience of beauty in everyday life is often based. It was shot during an artist's residency in Frankfurt am Main, where an abandoned tombstone provided the starting point for the observation of an unfamiliar setting. The city appears as an empty landscape, seen from an outsider's perspective. The hierarchy, utility and logic of the surroundings are sidelined and monuments can be found in the backyard. With thanks for the inspiration to Mr. and Mrs. Dreher.

Production Year
2011
Duration
00:05:40
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Jos minut olisi haudattu kadunkulmaan
Finnish Title
Jos minut olisi haudattu kadunkulmaan
English Title
If I Were Buried at a Street Corner
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Yes
Cast
Maija Blåfield (Cinematographer), Maija Blåfield (Author), Maija Blåfield (Director), Maija Blåfield (Editor), Maija Blåfield (Script), Lea Hapig (Camera Assistant), Olli Huhtanen (Sound Design), David Hackston (Translator)
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Maija Blåfield is an artist and an experimental documentary filmmaker from Helsinki, Finland. Her works often combine documentary and fiction in some way, exploring the fantastic side of our everyday life and digging up the stories from its events. She was granted the State Prize for the Media Arts in 2014 and in 2017, she was a nominee for Ars Fennica award for contemporary art. Her works have been screened in internatonal and national festivals, television, art museums and exhibitions.