Porification

Marko Lampisuo

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. 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.

Production Year
2006
Duration
00:10:16
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Poriutuminen
Finnish Title
Poriutuminen
English Title
Porification
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Marko Lampisuo (Author), Marko Lampisuo (Cinematographer), Olli-Pekka Salli (Editor), Artists’ Association MUU (Producer), ITU- Video Art Production Project (Producer), Marko Lampisuo (Script), Arts Council of Satakunta (Funder), ViSiO (Funder), Milla Moilanen / AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Sari Volanen / YLE (Funder), VISEK (Funder), Veli Granö / AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Ministry of Education (Funder), Teppo Jäntti (Graphics), Marko Lampisuo (Narrator), Olli-Pekka Salli (Sound Design), Tomi Glad (Still Photography), Michael Garner (Translator)
Press Photos
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.