This letter to a birch was performed with a birch in Mustarinda on 29 September 2020. The artist read the letter written to the birch in Swedish, recorded it as a voice-over to the video, translated it and added English subtitles.
Annette Arlander (Author), Annette Arlander (Cinematographer), Annette Arlander (Director), Annette Arlander (Editor), Annette Arlander (Producer), Annette Arlander (Script), Annette Arlander (Sound Design), Annette Arlander (Actor), Suomen Kulttuurirahasto (Funder)
Annette Arlander is a Helsinki-based artist, researcher and a pedagogue, one of the pioneers of Finnish performance art and a trailblazer of artistic research. She graduated as a director from Theatre Academy in 1981 and as Doctor of Art in 1999. Arlander was Professor of Performance Art and Theory at Theatre Academy 2001–13, Professor of Artistic Research 2015-16 at University of the Arts Helsinki and visiting professor at Stockholm University of the Arts. Her art work focuses on performing (in, with, through) landscape by means of video or recorded voice, in the border zone between performance art, video and environmental art.
Day and Night of the Rabbit – In the Year of the Dragon 1 & 2
2012 / 00:40:20 / Single channel
Year of the Pig - Sitting on the Cliff I-II (short)
2008 / 00:23:04 / Single channel
Year of the Horse – Day and Night of the Goat (installation)
2003 / 00:12:47 / Installation