Related to glory

Anna Estarriola

Humans search for ways to reach some kind of renown, praise, honour or immortality, through physical and intellectual achievements. The need for glory can be powerful and in order to obtain it many undertake tasks with great effort, risk and sacrifice. This exhibition of media art installations includes visionary contemplations and speculations on how some divine things could work, in both hyperrealistic and altered proportions. The installations reflect on how intimate and universal topics are perceived and categorized, on mankind's desires to embrace and conduct reality, as well as on one's limited power and helplessness.As a collection of short stories, ‘Related to Glory’ is composed through a set of self-contained scenes, which wonder and react timeless concerns such as the search for ultimate meaning, the pursuit of gratification, the sense of curiosity, the inevitability of isolation and the inescapability of death. 

Production Year
2015
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Related to glory
English Title

Related to glory

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Anna Estarriola (Author), Jukka Kiistala (Cinematographer), Paco Bouazza (Cinematographer), Anna Estarriola (Editor), Anna Estarriola (Music), Anna Estarriola (Script), Finnish Cultural Foundation (Funder), TAIKE (Funder), Frame Visual Art Finland (Funder), City of Helsinki (Funder), Anna Estarriola (Performer), Mercé Maña (Performer), Kristian Ekholm (Sound Design), Anna Estarriola (Sound Design), Kristian Ekholm (Sound Recording), Elina Vainio (Voice Over), Jonathan Fraser Phillips (Voice Over), Alexandra Lochore (Voice Over), Michael Garner (Voice Over), Oliver Whitehead (Voice Over), Amber Lynd (Voice Over)
Anna Estarriola (b. 1980 in Catalonia) has lived and worked in Helsinki since 2004. Estarriola holds MFA degrees from the University of Barcelona (2004) and the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (2009), and she has also studied contemporary dance. In 2015 Estarriola received the AVEK Prize for media art. In her work, Estarriola is interested in the exchanges and interactions between the visual and media arts with other disciplines, such as dance, performing arts and technology. The themes of her work evolve around perception of reality, emotions, individual and communal behavior, and communication.