Retrospective

Salla Tykkä

Short film about the difficulty of remembering and the importance of forgetting. A film essay portraits a middle aged woman, through her voice and stories she tells about analogical cameras she has been using during her life, for art and film making. Her hands are shown opening and closing the cameras and testing if and how they still function. In between these images clips from 8mm material of landscapes and animals in Southern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego are shown.

Production Year
2016
Duration
00:15:17
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Retrospective
English Title

Retrospective

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Salla Tykkä (Author), Mikko Levoska (Cinematographer), Salla Tykkä (Director), Salla Tykkä (Editor), FIve Years Production Oy (Producer), Salla Tykkä (Script), Salla Tykkä (Actor), Timo Luomanen (Color Grading), Elena Näsänen / AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Johannes Elo (Sound Design), Janne Jankeri (Sound Design), Katja Kostiainen (Sound Recording)
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Salla Tykkä lives and works in Helsinki. She has been working with photography, video and film since 1996. Her work mainly deals with audiovisual memory and the power structures within the everyday visual narratives. Her works have been seen in various solo and group exhibitions in Finland and abroad. Tykkä’s films have also been shown at international film festivals. Her short film Giant won the Canon Tiger Award for Short Film at the 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014. Tykkä received the AVEK Award for Media Art in 2016.