Way to school

Fanni Niemi-Junkola

A young school boy is running away. The camera focuses on the person, and the images are slowed down. Niemi-Junkola is interested in social power relations and the borderline between private and public. The starting point for the work were the experiences of personal space in school environment that can be cruel. However, what comes across in the video work is a sense of hope, almost dreamlike lightness of being.

Production Year
2014
Duration
00:30:08
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Koulutie
Finnish Title

Koulutie

English Title

Way to school

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Fanni Niemi-Junkola (Author), Turkka Tervonen (Cinematographer), Sami Sänpäkkilä / Es (Composer), Fanni Niemi-Junkola (Director), Ville Hakonen (Editor), Fanni Niemi-Junkola (Script), Juha Niemi-Junkola (Actor), City of Tampere (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), TAIKE (Funder)
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Fanni Niemi-Junkola graduated with MFA degree from Glasgow School of Art, Scotland in 1995. The starting point for her artistic work is both visual and political. She explores power relations in social communication within everyday life. Niemi-Junkola's video works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Finland and internationally i.e. Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma, Helsinki (2019-20, 2009, 1998) Cultural Centre of Belgrade (2013), Forum Box, Helsinki (2011), Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (2006), White Box, New York (2005), 3rd Berlin Biennial (2004), Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2000) and Manifesta 2 (1998). Her short films have been shown in various international festivals. Niemi-Junkola worked as a Professor of Time and Space Arts at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2001–02 and she is currently appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Tampere University of Applied Sciences.