Nälkämaan laulun uudet säkeet

Anne Siirtola

The starting point of the work is “the Song of a Hungry Land” – the provincial anthem of the Kainuu region in northern Finland. I invited immigrants in the Kainuu capital of Kajaani to update the song and sing their interpretations. The ensuing five stories describe homesickness and difficult journeys to the Northern country.

Production Year
2012
Duration
00:13:09
Type
Tags
Original Title
Nälkämaan laulun uudet säkeet
Finnish Title

Nälkämaan laulun uudet säkeet

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Anne Siirtola (Author), Anne Siirtola (Cinematographer), Anne Siirtola (Director), Anne Siirtola (Editor), Teemu Ojalehto / Kainuu Vocational College (Music), Tommi Tampio / Kainuu Vocational College (Music), Tapani Komulainen / Kainuu Vocational College (Music), Pirjo Immonen / Kajaani Art Museum (Producer), Anne Siirtola (Script), Anne Siirtola (Sound Design), Kainuu Regional Fund (Finnish Cultural Foundation) (Funder), Ministry of Education and Culture (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Arts Council of Finland (Funder)
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Anne Siirtola is a visual artist, currently living and working in Karkkila, Finland. Siirtola uses various techniques in her installations that combine moving image and sound. Her works often involve communal aspects and concentrate on the questions of what is important and worthy in life. She often uses found, second-hand or thrown-away items as material. Traces of decay and change - processes that take place in human mind and matter - are present in Siirtola’s work. Her works have been presented in exhibitions, festivals and events including MUU Gallery in Helsinki (2013), Kunsthalle Helsinki (2013), Suomesta Galleria in Berlin (2011, 2010) and Kerava Art Museum (2007).