Animation about the changes that pregnancy causes in the artist’s body. The artist appears herself in the video: pregnant, in a profile. The female body changes: belly bounces up and down, gets bigger and smaller in a fast tempo. Objects and furniture change their places and travels inside the room. Subtitles repeat what people have said to the artist during her pregnancy. In the end a big question mark lands on top of the artist. The soundtrack consists of the heart beats of an unborn child.
animation, body, body image, change, children (age groups), families, parents, pregnancy, time, women
Onks tää mä?
Onks tää mä?
Is This Me?
Vera Nevanlinna (Author), Vera Nevanlinna (Director), Vera Nevanlinna (Cast), Rebecka Luomakangas (Cast), Pentti Luomakangas (Sound)
Vera Nevanlinna graduated as a photographer in 1993 and completed her MA in Dance in 1998. She has worked as a freelance dancer and choreographer and done complementary studies in contemporary dance in New York. In addition Nevanlinna has done interdisciplionary art productions, i.e. with sculptor Maria Duncker, photographer Elina Brotherus and film director Kimmo Leed. She has also played drums the band Branded Women in 1999–2001. Her video works have been presented in e.g. Hyvinkää Art Museum and Sara Hildén Art Museum in Finland, Boston Film Festival and ANIMAX Skopje Animation Festival in Macedonia.