Mars kuvien takaa

Långström Minna

Vandi Verma has an exceptional understanding of the Martian landscape because of her work as a NASA Mars mission rover driver and roboticist. Her work of operating the rover in the Martian terrain relies to a large part on images and the technological use of them. Shot at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and neighboring observatories, the film creates a philosophical journey into the peculiar world of Martian photography. Through the lenses of various scientists and engineers, we learn how NASAs’ images are made, used and manipulated for the sake of science, but also public information. Mars is the ideal place for an investigation into our paradoxical relationship to photography. Do images reflect reality or shape it?

Production Year
2019
Duration
00:56:00
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Mars kuvien takaa
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Minna Långström (Author), Päivi Kettunen (Cinematographer), Mira Calix (Composer), Minna Långström (Director), Minna Långström (Editor), Minna Långström (Script), Pelle Venetjoki (Sound Design), YLE (Funder), Finnish Film Foundation SES (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Kone Foundation (Funder)
Minna Långström is a media artist who works with short film and installation. Through visual experimentation, her works often deal with screen based visual culture in relation to the subjective human experience. Some of her participatory installations focusses on social perspectives on technologically mediated narratives, while her more recent short films and immersive installations deal with certain political histories - and their influences on the present.