I've been bad but I've been good too

Minna Suoniemi

I’ve been bad but I’ve been good too intertwines the materiality of film with the materiality of the ageing body and transgenerational bodily experience of excessiveness and being in-excess. The child-like uncanny narration addresses the protagonist’s foremothers, and all women and mothers through generations and layers of history. The old film camera from the narrator’s birth year creates a parallel to the outdated film material and the menopausal body. The narration is directed to the grandmother but at times also to unknown foremothers hidden by the structures of control.

Production Year
2022
Duration
00:06:12
Type
Tags
Original Title
Oon mä ollut paha mut oon mä ollut hyväkin
Finnish Title

Oon mä ollut paha mut oon mä ollut hyväkin

English Title

I've been bad but I've been good too

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Minna Suoniemi (Author), Minna Suoniemi (Cinematographer), Minna Suoniemi (Director), Minna Suoniemi (Editor), Minna Suoniemi (Script), Minna Suoniemi (Sound Design), Minna Suoniemi (Actor)
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Minna Suoniemi (b. 1972) is a Helsinki-based artist working with moving image and video installation. She's interested in how disruption and failure can make normative structures and models visible and has worked on loaded subjects such as gender roles, motherhood and power relations. She has exhibited internationally in Europe, United States, South America and Asia including Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki, Preus Museum of Photography in Norway, 2nd International Festival for Photography and Video in Seoul and Moscow Biennial for young art, and her work is in Collections of major Finnish Art Museums. Suoniemi is a member of The Finnish State audiovisual Art Committee and works as a lecturer in Aalto University, Department of Art.