Procession speaks about the loss of a loved one and the change that it brings about. The work shows two scenes side by side: a ritual recorded at my grandmother’s sickbed, where I’m trying to turn back time, and a stop motion animation of a room in a dollhouse, slowly emptying. In the installation, the videos are projected in large scale next to each other in the corner of a room, so that there is no space between them and they start from the floor up. The projections are as large, almost life-size, which is meant to create an illusion about the rooms being the same size in reality too.
animated films, death, dollhouses, family members, grandmothers, homes for the aged, installation art, old age, rituals, rooms, time
Aino Aksenja (Author), Aino Aksenja (Cinematographer), Johanna Tarkkanen (Composer), Aino Aksenja (Editor), Aino Aksenja (Script), Aino Aksenja (Actor), Anneli Vartija (Actor), Aino Aksenja (Director), Johanna Tarkkanen (Sound Design)
Aino Aksenja (b.1986) is an artist who looks for escape routes and tries to grow roots. Life and art intertwine in works that are site-specific installations, made-up rituals and stories. Aksenja is based in Helsinki, and her works have been shown in Finland, Sweden, Russia, Germany, Portugal, USA and South Korea.