Object

Marjatta Oja

The work consists of a video and an object mounted on the wall. In the video, two artists discuss the object between them as if it were a work, which gives rise various to associations. However, the actual work takes place at the moment the viewer steps into the gallery and encounters the object and the persons talking about it. The piece explores the object itself, its positioning within a moving image work, and the situation this tension gives rise to.

Production Year
2007
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Objekti
Finnish Title
Objekti
English Title
Object
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Marjatta Oja (Author), Oliver Whitehead (Cast)
Press Photos
Marjatta Oja lives and works in Helsinki. She has studied in Free Art School in Helsinki, Accademia di Belle Arte in Milan and in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, where she completed her doctoral studies in 2011. Oja uses different media, mainly photographs, videos and objects. She aims to infuse image with depth, liveliness and three-dimensionality into “situational sculptures”. The works of Oja have been presented in exhibitions and events since the late 1980s in Finland, Scandinavia, Europe, Asia and the USA.