Plantheon

Teuri Haarla

Plantheon is an intimate and experimental portrait of Finnish artist Teuri Haarla, and focuses on his holistic methods for dealing with infancy trauma and social pressure. Allowed regularly, ego melting leads to regressive biodrunken "rituals", reflecting religion and philosophy. Balance is kept with family by spending time alone building a house and a geometric tower 17 meters high. "Lets say: After childhood I just needed some rest."  The film originated from friendship between filmmaker Ulu Braun and Haarla, which allowed a spontaneous and artistic cooperation.

Production Year
2015
Duration
01:01:10
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Plantheon
Finnish Title

Plantheon

English Title

Plantheon

Production Countries
Finland,Germany
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Teuri Haarla (Artist), Teuri Haarla (Author), Teuri Haarla (Cinematographer), Ulu Braun (Cinematographer), Teuri Haarla (Co-Producer), Ulu Braun (Director), Teuri Haarla (Director), Ulu Braun (Editor), Ulf Krokfors (Music), Markus Heino (Music), Iro Haarla (Music), Ulu Braun (Producer), Teuri Haarla (Script), Ulu Braun (Script), Teuri Haarla (Performer), Niina Lehtonen Braun (Production Assistant), Markus Heino (Sound), Markus Heino (Sound Design), Markus Heino (Sound Mixer)
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Teuri Haarla (b. 1955 in Helsinki) is one of the pioneers of land art in Finland. He also works with other medias, such as performance, video, sculptures, drawing and writing. Since he was fifteen, Haarla practiced different methods of meditation, until he developed his own spontaneous meditation “Biodrunk”. Haarla is a self-taught artist who has had solo exhibitions in Finland since 1985 and his works has been shown in many group exhibitions in Europe. He has also made public commissions and his works are presented in many public and private collections, for example in Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.