As If It Was (True)

Jaana Kokko

A single channel video about Romantic heroism. 'As if it was (true)' consists of five fragments. The first fragment is a metaphor and an approach to explain the macroeconomic system of the society in both Eastern and Western Finland in the 1970s. The next four parts operate in the microeconomic field. The spoken text consists of a dialogue between a man and a woman. The woman speaks Finnish, the man repeats the text in Russian.

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Original Title
Niin kuin se olisi (totta)
Finnish Title
Niin kuin se olisi (totta)
English Title
As If It Was (True)
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Jaana Kokko (Author), Jaana Kokko (Cinematographer), Jaana Kokko (Director), Jaana Kokko (Editor), Jaana Kokko (Script), Eeva Putro (Actor), Sleipnir (Funder), VISEK (Funder), Elina Mikkilä (Translator), Ulla-Riikka Koskela (Voice Over), Alexander Lackmann (Voice Over)
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Jaana Kokko is an artist living currently in Espoo, Finland. Kokko graduated as a Master of Arts in 2002 and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture. She is interested not only in the exploration of the expressive and historical aspects of art, but also in the understanding of the political act of making and displaying it publicly. Her works have been seen extensively in international festivals and screenings, as well as in solo and group exhibitions including Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova in Turku, Finland (2014), OKK in Berlin; Pori Art Museum, Finland (2013), Moderna Museet in Stockholm (2012), The National Art Center in Tokyo (2012) and Optica – Center for Contemporary Art in Montréal (2010).