Heavy Skirt

Helinä Hukkataival

Tradition and learned habits can be so strong that one cannot even think of different or new possibilities. In the video performance, a woman in closed surroundings is doing her everyday tasks. She recognises the pressure of tradition and decides to get rid of it, even if she could not know what will come after this step forward and upward. The soundscape of a modern big city influences her decision and underlines it.

Production Year
2016
Duration
00:03:50
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Painava hame
Finnish Title

Painava hame

English Title

Heavy Skirt

Production Countries
Finland,Italy
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Helinä Hukkataival (Author), Helinä Hukkataival (Cinematographer), Helinä Hukkataival (Director), Helinä Hukkataival (Script), Anne Biringvad (Actor), Helinä Hukkataival (Sound Design)
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Helinä Hukkataival has worked as a media and performance artist since 1969 and also as an art educator until 2001. She has astudied at Tampere University of Applied Sciences School of Art and Media. Her performances and video installations have been seen in numerous exhibitions in Finland and abroad. Since the 1990s, her work has concentrated in performance art, but is nowadays often combined with video. Her works deal with the search of universal in personal experiences. Hukkataival received The State Prize for Visual Art in 2004.