Lesson

Elina Brotherus

'The Lesson' is dealing with cruelty and the use of power directed towards the physical attributes of a woman (i.e. the body). In the video, the artist herself is performing simple ballet movements. She wanted to examine, how does it feel to get rude and humiliating response and not to be able to reach the ideal, no matter how hard she is trying.

Production Year
1998
Duration
00:02:34
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Lesson
Finnish Title
Lesson
English Title
Lesson
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Elina Brotherus (Author), Elina Brotherus (Director), Petri Mäkitalo (Editor), Elina Brotherus (Editor), Elina Brotherus (Dance), Vera Nevanlinna (Voice Over)
Press Photos
Elina Brotherus lives and works in Finland and France. She holds an MFA degree in Photography from the University of Art and Design Helsinki. The photographs and videos of Brotherus deal with subjective experiences, the presence and absence of love as well as more formal issues. Her current work is centered on the relation of the human figure and landscape, and on the gaze of an artist on his/her model. Her works have been shown widely in Finland and abroad, including Saatchi Gallery in London (2012), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark (2012), Gallery Heino (2012), Bozar Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels (2012), and many others.

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