(Owl) Mona Lisa's Eye

Pathirane Sara

Mona Lisa blinks her eye. The artist replaces the landscape as her eye grows bigger. Mirrow room doubles as the Chinese gather to pose for photos with the last rays of light. Strangers to each other they mirrow each others poses. Alone at a pond Mona Lisa stays with her reflection. Next to her, yellow eyes blink in the darkness. The owl howls and observes the human.

Installation version also available.

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Original Title
(Owl) Mona Lisa's Eye
English Title

(Owl) Mona Lisa's Eye

Production Countries
Finland,Sri Lanka,Indonesia
Sara Pathirane (Author), Sara Pathirane (Cinematographer), Sara Pathirane (Director), Sara Pathirane (Editor), Sara Pathirane (Script), Taiteen edistämiskeskus (Funder), Sara Pathirane (Sound Design)
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Sara Pathirane

Born: 1985

Sara Pathirane’s work deals with the tradition of landscape painting and the problematics of taking a picture. As shooting locations for her videos she uses nature areas known from movies and paintings, shifting between the everyday and the fiction. She works with video, painting and live-installations. Pathirane lives and works in Helsinki. She has studied in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and Accademia Albertina in Torino. Her works have been shown for example at Taiga-Space, Saint-Petersburg (2016), Colombo Art Biennale (2016) and Kiasma (2010, 2013).