In this meditative and poetic artwork, images are constantly repeated and permutated within an expanded, hovering time frame. Mäkelä juxtaposes the narrative abstraction typical of music videos with digital pictorial practices. The story is about the search for light in darkness by digital shamanistic means during the dark months (kaamos) of the Finnish winter. Two women travel to a healing spring but the way back home isn’t what it used to be.
Mia Mäkelä (Author), Mia Mäkelä (Director), Mika Vainio (Audio), Circle (Audio), Kontackto (Audio), Mia Mäkelä (Video)
Mia Mäkelä works with audiovisual performance, documentary and development projects. She graduated from Tampere School of Arts and Communications in 1996 and from the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 2006. Mäkelä is internationally acclaimed for her trajectory in the field of live cinema. She has shown her work and lectured all over the globe, including The Tate Britain in London, Ars Electronica in Linz, Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma in Helsinki, Transmediale in Berlin, Konzerthaus in Vienna, USC in Los Angeles, USP in Sao Paolo, National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, Festival do Rio de Janeiro, Ex Teresa Arte Actual Museum in Mexico City, BANFF Centre in Alberta, Canada and CaixaForum in Barcelona.