Practical Ecology

Minna Suoniemi

Practical Ecology portrays a 74-year-old man, born during the World War II, demonstrating objects he's invented. He has for example made a wooden cutting board out of an old leather sofa and skates out of old skis. All of the objects are made of found objects or waste which has no other use. The importance of the objects for him is in the invention, in completing the thinking process by using his skill of making something out of nothing, regardless of how useful the final object may turn out to be. The value of the object is defined by the invention and time spent to create it.

Production Year
2018
Duration
00:10:10
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Practical Ecology
English Title

Practical Ecology

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Minna Suoniemi (Author), Minna Suoniemi (Cinematographer), Minna Suoniemi (Director), Minna Suoniemi (Editor), Teuvo Suoniemi (Actor), Juha Laine (Color Grading), TAIKE (Funder), Minna Suoniemi (Sound Design)
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Minna Suoniemi (b. 1972) is a Helsinki-based artist working with moving image and video installation. She's interested in how disruption and failure can make normative structures and models visible and has worked on loaded subjects such as gender roles, motherhood and power relations. She has exhibited internationally in Europe, United States, South America and Asia including Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki, Preus Museum of Photography in Norway, 2nd International Festival for Photography and Video in Seoul and Moscow Biennial for young art, and her work is in Collections of major Finnish Art Museums. Suoniemi is a member of The Finnish State audiovisual Art Committee and works as a lecturer in Aalto University, Department of Art.