'The Lovers' Bed' is based on Marguerite Duras' novel 'The North China Lover'. The artist collected quotations from the book and created a new collage based on the re-edited text.
Le lit des amants
The Lovers' Bed
Elina Saloranta (Author), Elina Saloranta (Director), Vilma Putro (Cast), Elina Saloranta (Cast)
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).