Pet/Prisoner/Pensioner

Jaakko Pesonen

‘Pet/Prisoner/Pensioner’ is a two-channel video installation. The work unfolds around themes of ageing. It gives the possibility for the viewer to face this complex stage of life. What happens to a society where the elderly are hidden in institutions and lose their role as members of our community? The script of the installation is based on internet chat room discussions on the rights of the elderly, animals and prisoners. Simone de Beauvoir's ‘The Coming of Age’ (1970) and Sara Heinämaa’s ‘Transformations of Old Age’ (2014) are used as the basis for interpreting these complex questions.

Production Year
2015
Duration
00:10:24
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Koira/vanki/vanhus
Finnish Title

Koira/vanki/vanhus

English Title

Pet/Prisoner/Pensioner

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Jaakko Pesonen (Author), Jaakko Pesonen (Cinematographer), Jaakko Pesonen (Editor), Jaakko Pesonen (Script), Kristiina Elstelä (Actor), Anu Krossi (Actor), Riitta Elstelä (Actor), Kone Foundation (Funder), TAIKE (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Jaakko Pesonen (Sound Design)
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Jaakko Pesonen

Born: 1966

Jaakko Pesonen (born 1966, lives and works in Helsinki) is a media artist with an architect background. He is interested in combining moving image with space as well as non-linear structures in narration. His works evolve around social issues and the questions of being human.