Head Movements

Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl

A study on movement. The artist turns her head, wrapped in gauze, slower and slower, and finally extremely slowly from side to side. The video approaches the problems of perceiving time. 

Production Year
1978
Duration
00:31:50
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Kopfbewegung
Finnish Title

Päänliikunta

English Title

Head Movements

Production Countries
Germany
Dialogue
No
Sound
No
Cast
Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl (Author), Ursula Wevers (Cinematographer), Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl (Director), Hugo Satorius (Camera)
Press Photos
Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl was born in Imatra, Finland and currently lives and works in Cologne, Germany. Kytösalmi-Buhl is a pioneer of Finnish video art, whose work in the 1970s and 1980s can be considered as the beginning of Finnish video art. The artist has studied in the Düsseldorf Art Academy in Germany under the guidance of famous pioneers artists such as Nam June Paik. In her resent works, she has used photography, object collages and crocheting. Her works can be found in the collections of e.g. the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki.