No Body

Ekström Saara

The video-triptych titled No Body is based on a monologue, in which a woman registers the various stages of her gradual disappearance. The text describes the disturbing sensations connected with a simultaneously exposed, manipulated and dissolving body, will and identity. The text is combined with quietly rotating flower arrangements bathing in an intense red light. As the arrangements rotate they may be observed from all angles, revealing how balance changes into unbalance and grace into clumsiness. The work reflects on the defencelessness and vulnerability of a person in a process of losing themself, unable to keep their body and name from slipping away.

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Saara Ekström (Author), Thom Vink (Camera), Saara Ekström (Camera)
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Saara Ekström works in film, photography, text and installation. Chronotopes where time and place densify, time that nurtures and erodes, the ambivalent desire to both remember and forget are at the core of her art. Ekström’s work has been shown extensively in various museums and festivals in Europe, the Americas and Asia. She received the State Prize for Visual Arts in 2023, the Finnish media art prize AVEK Award in 2018 and the prizes of SW Finland in 2017, Finnish Art Society in 1995 and the Aboa prize in 1994. She has been the Helsinki Festival Artist in 2005 and was nominated for both Ars Fennica and Carnegie Art Award prizes in 2010.