Paths

Marika Orenius

Two-channel installation ‘Paths’ deals with societal, mental and psychological structures that our control lives – from birth until our final days. Social situations and architectural solutions are filmed in a school, a hospital, an airport and an office. Authorities, social situations, even architectural solutions are examined. It emphasizes the unconscious and dreams as counterparts to the parameters of society through spaces without organized supervision like home, nature or sleep.

Production Year
2005
Duration
00:07:17
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Polkuja
Finnish Title
Polkuja
English Title
Paths
Production Countries
Sweden
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Marika Orenius (Author), Antonio Vivaldi (Composer), Marika Orenius (Director), Marika Orenius (Editor), Marika Orenius (Producer), Marika Orenius (Camera), Jesper Toss (Camera), Milla Moilanen / AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Svenska Kulturfonden (Funder), Johanna Storm (Sound), Marika Orenius (Voice Over), Ronja Parkkonen (Voice Over)
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Marika Orenius is a PhD from the Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture. Orenius graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, with additional studies at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Valand School of Fine Arts at the University of Gothenburg. She works with moving image, photography, drawing, performance art and installation art. She has participated in exhibitions, festivals and screenings in Finland and internationally since the mid-1990s.