Marcel

Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl

A mourning-like video portrays the artist wearing a bright blue gymnastic suit. Pink balls appear around her body and little by little almost cover her. The image turns into a double mirror reflection. In the soundtrack, we can hear the bereft sound of a shakuhachi flute. The video ends with the artist’s face wiped with black feathers. 

Production Year
1983
Duration
00:14:45
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Marcel
Finnish Title

Marcel

English Title

Marcel

Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl (Author), Manfred Buhl (Cinematographer), Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl (Director), Ivo Andreew (Editor)
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Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl was born in Imatra, Finland and currently lives and works in Cologne, Germany. Kytösalmi-Buhl is a pioneer of Finnish video art, whose work in the 1970s and 1980s can be considered as the beginning of Finnish video art. The artist has studied in the Düsseldorf Art Academy in Germany under the guidance of famous pioneers artists such as Nam June Paik. In her resent works, she has used photography, object collages and crocheting. Her works can be found in the collections of e.g. the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki.