Pump Room

Kaisa Salmi

Pump room tells a story of a water pump room in a 100-year-old mental hospital. The room was inhabited by the workers of the hospital. Five main characters recall their everyday life in this special place and community in the span of 86 years. The sixth main character spent time in the abandoned house with friends and covered the interiors with graffitis.

Production Year
2019
Duration
00:22:09
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Pumppuhuone
English Title

Pump Room

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Kaisa Salmi (Author), Hans Barc (Cinematographer), Noora Salmi (Composer), Kaisa Salmi (Director), Heikki-Pekka Vaara (Editor), Kaisa Salmi (Producer), Kaisa Salmi (Script), Ville Katajala (Sound Design), Eivor Herlin (Actor), Lotta Kuusisto (Actor), Tove Tähtinen (Actor), Reetta Heljanko (Actor), Carl Törrönen (Actor), Karri Niemelä (Funder), Sipoon kunta (Funder)
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Kaisa Salmi (born 1968) is a Finnish community, environmental and spatial artist who is completing her doctoral thesis in contemporary art at Aalto University. Salmi is known for e.g. large-scale and eye-catching environmental art works, such as her huge arrangement of gerbera daisies on the Parliament steps in Helsinki and at Turku cathedral, the huge “plastic avalanche” sculpture that was made out of plastic waste and installed in front of Kamppi shopping centre in central Helsinki, and ”Fellman’s field”, which was a large performance involving 10,000 participants in the town of Lahti. A film was also made of this. In August 2013 she covered a street in the middle of the town of Oulu with 34,000 rose bushes. Salmi’s work has been recognized with a number of awards and she was chosen to be the Finnish Institute’s Finnish artist in Estonia in 2011.