An eight year old girl spends a day at the cemetery, taking care of the garden of death.
Garden of Death
Marja Viitahuhta (Author), Marko Luukkonen (Cinematographer), Marja Viitahuhta (Composer), Dunja Saiyar (Composer), Marja Viitahuhta (Director), Azar Saiyar (Editor), Marja Viitahuhta (Editor), Marja Viitahuhta (Script), Dunja Saiyar (Actor), AVEK (Funder), Taiteen edistämiskeskus (Funder), Koneen säätiö (Funder), Tuukka Haapakorpi (Sound)
Marja Viitahuhta (formerly Mikkonen) is a Helsinki-based media artist and filmmaker. Her works range from films, performances and installations to photography and collage. She holds a BA degree in performance art from the Turku Polytechnic Arts Academy and an MFA degree from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. She has been awarded internationally at Cannes (Cinéfondation), Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Mediawave and L’Alternativa film festivals. Viitahuhta's recurring themes focus on perception and experience of female protagonists. Her works deconstruct individual identities, memories, or the idealised imagery of nations and landscapes. Her work often speaks in an intimate and personal tone and deals with existence and mortality. The text and image are set in a dialogue in Viitahuhta’s experimental language. Viitahuhta often bases her work on documentary filmmaking, archive material and found images as well as interviews.