Mirages

Marikki Hakola

Mirages is a survival story told by a strong female voice. The trilogy deals with questions around identity, empowerment, and community belonging. In the first part Instants, the protagonist has experienced the end of a close relationship. She recalls the different faces of love, and the multiple sensations of colors, feelings, and sentiments. The conflicting feelings of regret and longing gradually transition into memories. The second part Interplay tells of community and its dynamics. The interplay between the characters develops through improvisation. In the third part Infinity, the woman’s mind opens towards the audience. She recognizes her powers and the different aspects of her identity. She puts her powers to communal use.

Production Year
2021
Duration
00:50:00
Type
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Original Title
Mirages
Finnish Title

Mirages

English Title

Mirages

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Marikki Hakola (Author), Petri Uula Enbuske (Cinematographer), Mika Tertsunen (Cinematographer), Kaija Saariaho (Composer), Heli Salomaa (Costume Design), Marikki Hakola (Director), Marikki Hakola (Editor), Tanja Bastamow (Other ), Taneli Haro (Other ), Marikki Hakola (Producer), Marikki Hakola (Script), Epa Tamminen (Sound Design), Maria Sabina (Writer), Amin Maalouf (Writer), Jussi Väänänen (Actor), Jarkko Lehmus (Actor), Johanna Nuutinen (Actor), Pami Karvonen (Actor), Eero Vesterinen (Actor), Heidi Lehtoranta (Actor), Jonna Aaltonen (Actor), Riikka Hakola (Actor), Johanna Nuutinen (Choreographer), Pasi Mäkelä (Color Grading), Finnish Cultural Foundation (Funder), Musiikinedistämissäätiö MES (Funder), Alfred Kordelin Foundation (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), TAIKE (Funder), Finnish Film Foundation SES (Funder), Aalto University (Funder), YLE (Funder), Heli Salomaa (Make-Up), Kroma Productions Ltd (Production Company), Epa Tamminen (Sound Recording), Petri Lehtola (Sound Recording)
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Marikki Hakola is a media artist, film director and producer. She graduated as a visual artist from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 1984, after she began working with video and performance art in 1982. Since then, Hakola has completed numerous video and multimedia art works, installations, music and dance films as well as performances. Hakola is an internationally recognized pioneer of European media art, with her work appearing at many exhibitions, festivals and TV channels. Her pieces are found in collections throughout several international art museums. Hakola has also taught film and media art in Finnish arts universities.