Reel

Jenni Toikka

The formal subject of Reel is memory disorder. In the work, the observed reality of the memory diseased parallels with basic questions of visual arts – image, viewing and observing. The topic is viewed as solutions in the narrative means of moving image. Events are located in a performance-like situation in which a series of actions are viewed in different ways - from a distance, with one long shot, and reciprocally - from near, utilising cuts and angles. The piece follows the structure of the disease but, despite being illogical and unchronological, it seeks to find a way to combine the pieces of the memory diseased world into a narrative and comprehensible whole.

Production Year
2019
Duration
00:07:32
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Reel
English Title

Reel

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Jenni Toikka (Author), Ville Piippo (Cinematographer), Jenni Toikka (Director), Sampo Siren (Editor), Jenni Toikka (Editor), Petri Falkenberg (Other ), Masi Tiitta (Other ), Harri Avenainen (Other ), Haro Malmivaara (Other ), Jenni Toikka (Producer), Jenni Toikka (Script), Julia Lappalainen (Actor), Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Greta ja William Lehtinen Foundation (Funder), Tomi Lauri (Other ), Heikki Kossi (Sound Design), Pietu Korhonen (Sound Design)
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Jenni Toikka

Born: 1983

Jenni Toikka (b. 1983) is a Helsinki-based visual artist working predominantly with moving images. Toikka graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki in 2012. She has had several solo exhibitions in Helsinki including at Sinne, Forum Box and Kluuvi Gallery. In autumn 2019, her work was shown in the solo exhibition Reel at HAM – Helsinki Art Museum. Jenni Toikka’s video pieces have been seen internationally in group exhibitions and at festivals. Her work is represented in the collections of the Saastamoinen Foundation, Espoo Modern Art museum EMMA and the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.