Under Pressure

Martta Tuomaala

What does it take to be a feminist today? Under Pressure deals with intersectionality and the complexity of privileges and power relations. In the artwork, statistical facts about discrimination against women in Finland are intertwined with metaphorical and fictional storytelling based on real life situations. The artwork made in collaboration with artist Sepideh Rahaa.

Production Year
2019
Duration
00:20:05
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Paineessa
Finnish Title

Paineessa

English Title

Under Pressure

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Martta Tuomaala (Author), Kerttu Hakkarainen (Cinematographer), Martta Tuomaala (Director), Johannes Valkonen (Editor), Martta Tuomaala (Script), Julius Valve (Sound Design), WIFT Finland (Funder), Tuuli Penttinen-Lampisuo / AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Avilés Factoría Cultural (Funder), Maribor Art Gallery (Funder), TAIKE (Funder)
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Martta Tuomaala (b. 1983) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Helsinki and she gained a Master’s degree in Fine Art from Aalto University in 2014. She focuses on various forms of film, video and installation. Tuomaala’s artistic practice also involves elements of socially engaged art and militant research. Common themes in her artworks are workers’ everyday life, struggles of different individuals and communities, and abuse of power. Tuomaala has worked in different low-income fields for several years, and her own experiences have inspired her to create projects emphasizing workers’ rights issues