Dear Spruce

Annette Arlander

This letter to a spruce was performed with a spruce in Mustarinda in northeastern Finland on 25 September 2020. The artist read the letter written to the spruce in Finnish, recorded it as a voice-over to the video, translated it and added English subtitles.

Production Year
2020
Duration
00:05:47
Type
Tags
Original Title
Rakas kuusi
Finnish Title

Rakas kuusi

English Title

Dear Spruce

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Annette Arlander (Author), Annette Arlander (Cinematographer), Annette Arlander (Director), Annette Arlander (Editor), Annette Arlander (Producer), Annette Arlander (Script), Annette Arlander (Sound Design), Annette Arlander (Actor), Suomen Kulttuurirahasto (Funder)
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Annette Arlander is a Helsinki-based artist, researcher and a pedagogue, one of the pioneers of Finnish performance art and a trailblazer of artistic research. She graduated as a director from Theatre Academy in 1981 and as Doctor of Art in 1999. Arlander was Professor of Performance Art and Theory at Theatre Academy 2001–13, Professor of Artistic Research 2015-16 at University of the Arts Helsinki and visiting professor at Stockholm University of the Arts. Her art work focuses on performing (in, with, through) landscape by means of video or recorded voice, in the border zone between performance art, video and environmental art.

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