Porification (installation)

Lampisuo Marko

How does a strange town become a home? How’ve you been getting on in Pori? Porification is a video about moving, acclimatisation, knowing and being known, and giving up things. It is divided into eight episodes. The images show a deserted town, an empty flat, tranquil seashore, a festival ground after the party. There is only an expanse of flat spaces. Nothing nor anyone familiar. In the monologues, the man tells about installing wallpapers, shopping the groceries, biking, repairing a car, joining a sports club. The events are connected by the experience of a new living environment and of an altered social network. The man suffers from the hypochondria of loneliness, but breathes freely again when he gets help for real pains.

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Original Title
Poriutuminen (installaatio)
Finnish Title
Poriutuminen (installaatio)
English Title
Porification (installation)
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Marko Lampisuo (Author), Marko Lampisuo (Cinematographer), Olli-Pekka Salli (Editor), ITU – videotaiteen tuotantoprojekti (Producer), MUU ry (Producer), Marko Lampisuo (Script), Taiteen keskustoimikunta (Funder), Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö (Funder), AVEK (Funder), VISEK (Funder), Yleisradio Oy (Funder), ViSiO (Funder), Teppo Jäntti (Graphics), Marko Lampisuo (Narrator), Olli-Pekka Salli (Sound Design), Tomi Glad (Still Photography), Michael Garner (Translator)
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Marko Lampisuo (b. 1970 in Turku) draws his imagery from nature or familiar surroundings. The initial, documentary shot is usually only an initial impulse for work that will have its definitive form after several artisanal stages. Often the working is limited by the patterns set by the artist. Their repetitiveness reveals the beauty hidden in the structures and the material. Stretching the media-specific attributes influences on how the works communicate the temporal experience.