Seahorses

Sara Pathirane

Seahorses depicts a dance of seahorses being born in ancient times in mythological land resembling to imaginary Lemuria. Later, far-away in the future, the seahorses wake up from their fossil bodies and through methamorphosis they achieve Rambo-like powers on a sandy beach. Seahorses is a non-linear choreography for camera where new choreographical layers are built in the post-production of the video. The music for the video was composed before the filming, thus the music was guiding the choreography both on the shooting and editing processes. The shooting location is a huge boulder rock in Koivusaari district in the coast of Helsinki. The video was shot on a day when the city of Helsinki decided on the landfill of the area. Seahorses belongs to new wave contemporary dance video series "Under the Stars", a collaboration between choreographer Laura – The Light of All and visual artist Sara Pathirane.

Production Year
2021
Duration
00:04:23
Type
Tags
Original Title
Merihevoset
English Title

Seahorses

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Sara Pathirane (Author), Sara Pathirane (Cinematographer), Laura Pietiläinen (Director), Sara Pathirane (Director), Sara Pathirane (Editor), Laura Pietiläinen (Script), TAIKE (Funder)
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Sara Pathirane

Born: 1985

Sara Pathirane’s work deals with the tradition of landscape painting and the problematics of taking a picture. As shooting locations for her videos she uses nature areas known from movies and paintings, shifting between the everyday and the fiction. She works with video, painting and live-installations. Pathirane lives and works in Helsinki. She has studied in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and Accademia Albertina in Torino. Her works have been shown for example at Taiga-Space, Saint-Petersburg (2016), Colombo Art Biennale (2016) and Kiasma (2010, 2013).