My Silence

Mika Taanila

This 'reductionist' video and sound piece is an experiment into what happens when you take out the most important element from a specific canonized feature film classic. 

Production Year
2013
Duration
00:12:45
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
My Silence
Finnish Title

My Silence

English Title

My Silence

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Mika Taanila (Author), Mika Taanila (Director)
Mika Taanila (s. 1965) is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. He works with documentaries, experimental film and visual arts. Human engineering, utopias, failures and man-machines are recurring themes in his films and installations. Taanila’s works have been shown at major international group shows, such as Venice Biennale (Nordic Pavilion 2017), Aichi Triennale (2013), dOCUMENTA (2012), Shanghai Biennale (2006), Berlin Biennale (2004), Manifesta (2002) and Istanbul Biennial (2001). Solo shows include the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki (2013–14), Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2013), TENT, Rotterdam (2013) and Galleria Heino, Helsinki (2010). Taanila’s short films have been screened altogether at more than 300 international film festivals and special events. In 2015, Taanila was awarded with the prestigious Ars Fennica Award, the biggest Finnish art award.

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