Nature Studies

Heli Rekula

A subjective documentary of a young girl studying the behavior of insects; stories and observations of herself and the insects, whilst alternately feeding and killing, nurturing and torturing them.

Production Year
1995
Duration
00:13:38
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Luontotutkielmia
Finnish Title
Luontotutkielmia
English Title
Nature Studies
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Heli Rekula (Author), Heli Rekula (Director), Sanna Sarva (Editor), Tiina Erkintalo (Camera), Fanni Oksanen (Cast)
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Heli Rekula

Born: 1963

Heli Rekula is an acknowledged Finnish artist working with photography, moving image and installation. Rekula is known for both her staged and landscape photographs. She deals with matters like cultural ideals of beauty and the questions of normative identity construction. In 2001 Rekula participated in the Plateau of Humankind exhibition at the Venice Biennale and her retrospective exhibition (1989–2004) was seen at Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma in 2005. Rekula was awarded with the Finnish State Prize for Photography in 2005 and with Ars Fennica Award in 2002. In 2012, she was a candidate for the Nordic Carnegie Art Award.