Modern Times (transcription)

Kokko Jaana

What would you like to remember from your childhood? What did you want to be when you grow up? What does money mean to you? What about love? “Modern Times (transcription)' is based on a compact audio cassette from 1982. At the time of making the tape, the artist was 10 years old and interviewed her parents with her best friend. In the year 2006, she made a conceptual exploration into the structure of speech at the tape.

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Nykyaika (litteraatti)
Finnish Title
Nykyaika (litteraatti)
English Title
Modern Times (transcription)
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Jaana Kokko (Author), Jaana Kokko (Editor), Kaisu Mäki (Interviewer), Jaana Kokko (Interviewer), Jaana Kokko (Script), Vilma Martikainen (Writer), Aaro Kokko (Cast), Taimi Kokko (Cast), Taiteen keskustoimikunta (Funder), Jaana Kokko (Sound), Kaisu Mäki (Sound Design), Jaana Kokko (Sound Design), (Cacophony 1982) (Sound Design), Christer Nuutinen (Sound Mixer), Sakari Hantula (Translator)
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Jaana Kokko is an artist, filmmaker, teacher and occasional curator based in Helsinki. In her practice, she is now in the search of the common: the emergent need for the change that is starting from our practices of art making, learning and being together. Currently she is working with two bodies of films both located in the peripheries, trying to shift the gaze to the outskirts of the sight and hear. Her work has been exhibited e.g. at the Lithuanian National Gallery in Vilnius, Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga, Tallinn Art Hall, Helsinki Art Hall, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Joensuu Art Museum in Finland, Lappeenranta Art Museum in Finland, Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, Tampere Film Festival and Tokyo Media Art Festival. She is and has been teaching and lecturing e.g. at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Turku Art Academy, Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn, Latvian Academy of Arts, Riga and Akademie der Bildende Künste, Nürnberg.