Phantasma

Saara Ekström

The camera transports the viewer through the dreamlike, delirious and dilapidated rooms of an aquarium that opened in Copenhagen in 1939. The organic merges with the mechanical as time drives these opposite elements towards a joint destruction.

Production Year
2016
Duration
00:09:49
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Phantasma
Finnish Title

Phantasma

English Title

Phantasma

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Saara Ekström (Author), Thom Vink (Cinematographer), Mika Vainio (Composer), Saara Ekström (Director), Eero Tammi (Editor), Svenska Kulturfonden (Funder), Kone Foundation (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Mika Vainio (Sound Design)
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Saara Ekström works in film, photography, text and installation. Chronotopes where time and place densify, time that nurtures and erodes, the ambivalent desire to both remember and forget are at the core of her art. Ekström’s work has been shown extensively in various museums and festivals in Europe, the Americas and Asia. She received the Finnish media art prize AVEK-award in 2018 and the prizes of SW Finland in 2017, Finnish Art Society in 1995 and the Aboa prize in 1994. She has been the Helsinki Festival Artist in 2005 and was nominated for both Ars Fennica and Carnegie Art Award prizes in 2010.