Lullabies

Petri Saarikko

It's been said that children speak the truth. Where this blind faith of truth they provide us with originates from? From the metaphysical ether of ideas? From the Sirens in the seas of the unconscious, or from the Dreamtime? From our own foolish unconditional love? Indigenous cultures preserved the essence of their traditions into orally transmitted songs. We adults save it all in the cloud and ask for Siri. Aboriginals used song lines to navigate their arduous passages through endless desserts. African tribes used culling songs to defend themselves. They all sang their songs. We search the web. Today we still tell stories. Sing karaokes, slam poetry and speak in metaphors. Fairytales involved wise narrators who often took animal form and performed dramatic acts. These stories live still even among adults. Lullabies delves into the dreams of today to generate a master lullaby that puts the whole wide World into sleep. 

Production Year
2017
Duration
00:04:14
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Lullabies
English Title

Lullabies

Production Countries
Finland,Sweden
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Petri Saarikko (Author), Fredric Andersson (Cinematographer), Petri Saarikko (Cinematographer), Johan Grusell (Composer), Petri Saarikko (Director), Jamal Sameh (Editor), Anneli Berglund / Kalmar Konstmuseum (Producer), Malva Dovander (Script), Signe Wåhlstrand (Script), Klara Ryberg (Script), Elsa Appelberg (Script), Simon Nilsson (Script), Shahad Ibrahem (Script), Alaa Alamed (Script), Safaa Ibrahem (Script), Leo Hammarstedt (Script), Lovisa Rietz (Script), Amir Hosini (Script), Vera Westberg (Script), Mohadeshen Nore (Script), Maroa Ibrahem (Script), Woad Ibrahem (Script), Mehri Hosini (Script), Tuva Almgren (Script), Vilton Arenhill (Script), Alma Martinsson (Script), Ahmad Safi (Script), Maja Arthursson (Script), Alaa Alamed (Actor), Mohadeshen Nore (Actor), Lovisa Rietz (Actor), Ahmad Safi (Actor), Safaa Ibrahem (Actor), Vera Westberg (Actor), Leo Hammarstedt (Actor), Klara Ryberg (Actor), Simon Nilsson (Actor), Elsa Appelberg (Actor), Alma Martinsson (Actor), Maroa Ibrahem (Actor), Amir Hosini (Actor), Shahad Ibrahem (Actor), Vilton Arenhill (Actor), Maja Arthursson (Actor), Mehri Hosini (Actor), Malva Dovander (Actor), Woad Ibrahem (Actor), Signe Wåhlstrand (Actor), Tuva Almgren (Actor), Ölands Folkhögskola (Funder), Mörbylånga kommun (Funder), Kalmar Konstmuseum (Funder), Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Funder), Finnish Cultural Foundation (Funder), Reaktor (Funder)
Press Photos
Petri Saarikko (b. 1973) is Helsinki-based artist and designer. In his site-specific installations, Saarikko combines social commentary with his work as a designer and his background in new media. His work is highly performative in nature. Saarikko does not shy away from provocation. He often challenges ideas of national identity, artistic authorship or official political discourses by changing their context and thus showing the true, artificial nature of these phenomena. His work seeks to expose power relations, to make room for individual narratives, and takes a stand on behalf of equality. Saarikko collaborates regularly with his partner Sasha Huber Saarikko.