Transparencies from the Past

Elina Saloranta

The video shows glass-plate photographs projected onto a curtain, like magic-lantern slides. They were taken by the Finnish village photographer Frans Viljamaa in the 1910s or the 1920s. The soundscape is based on an old tape recording of a woman born in 1899 recalling the Finnish Civil War (1918).

Production Year
2017
Duration
00:10:47
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Kuultokuvia menneisyydestä
Finnish Title

Kuultokuvia menneisyydestä

English Title

Transparencies from the Past

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Elina Saloranta (Author), Elina Saloranta (Cinematographer), Elina Saloranta (Director), Elina Saloranta (Editor), Elina Saloranta (Script), Jorma Hinkka (Graphic Designer), Elina Saloranta (Sound Design), Tatu Virtamo (Sound Design)
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Elina Saloranta

Born: 1968

Elina Saloranta is a Helsinki-based artist, who works mainly with the moving image. In her doctoral thesis Genre pictures and experiments in writing, she explored the interaction between image, word and sound, and in her postdoc research she engages in correspondence with the past. Saloranta is also known for her photographic work Nun, which was shown in the ARS 2011 exhibition in Kiasma. She studied film at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA 2001), and her video pieces have been shown in festivals like Kassel Documentary Film & Video Festival, Love & Anarchy (Helsinki International Film Festival) and Oberhausen Film Festival (2006).