Half Full

Pinja Valja

Half full deals with the subjectivity of truth by playing with the common saying of a cup being half empty or half full. In one channel of the work, white vases are filling up with black liquid. Simultaneously on the other channel, black vases are filling up with white liquid. The liquids overflow, turning the white vases to black and vice versa. The two video channels of the work are situated in exhibition space so that the viewer can see only one of the videos at a time (for example projected on different sides of a wall). 

Production Year
2018
Duration
00:11:15
Type
Tags
Original Title
Puoliksi täynnä
Finnish Title

Puoliksi täynnä

English Title

Half Full

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Pinja Valja (Author), Pinja Valja (Cinematographer), Pinja Valja (Director), Pinja Valja (Editor)
Press Photos
Pinja Valja (1984) is a media artist from Helsinki, Finland. Valja works mostly with short films. Frequent themes in her work evolve around the questions of the structures of reality. For example, she questions the common and institutionalized, monogamous approach to love and relationships in her most recent films, A Poly Love Story (2017) and The Image of You (2017). Valja’s work often combine different genres of arts and film with a queer edge.