Mermaid's Vomit

Mox Mäkelä

Documentation of an art work exhibited in the Finnish Maritime Museum: 30 pieces of marine plastic waste, shaped into messages in bottles. Dedicated to the memory of the anonymous albatross that lies on the shores of our world with its belly full of plastic waste.

Production Year
2010
Duration
00:05:36
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Mermaid's Vomit
Finnish Title

Merenneidon oksennus

English Title

Mermaid's Vomit

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Mox Mäkelä (Author), Mox Mäkelä (Cinematographer), Mox Mäkelä (Composer), Mox Mäkelä (Director), Mox Mäkelä (Editor), Mox Mäkelä (Producer), Mox Mäkelä (Sound Design)
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Mox Mäkelä (b. 1958) is a conceptual artist active since 1978. Mäkelä’s art has been shown widely in different venues and contexts, e.g. in the Maritime museum of Finland and at international film and art festivals. In her ecocritical films and installations, Mäkelä examines the clash between nature and human nature within the marine milieu. Another part of her oeuvre is “idiot ibidem”, a long-term extended project that studies a literary historical chain of events with full methodological freedom and diversity.