Possessed

Minna Suoniemi

A woman dressed in black is holding a candle, spitting fire and drooling. Then, in reverse, she takes the spit and fire back into her mouth. The act is repeated in a loop. "I don't want to be bad, somehow the demon just slips out before I can hold my tongue. To the one you care most about, whom you want to protect from all evil, you can say the worst things. And while you do it, you know you can't take it back."

Production Year
2005
Duration
00:01:46
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Riivaaja
Finnish Title
Riivaaja
English Title
Possessed
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Minna Suoniemi (Author)
Press Photos
Minna Suoniemi (b. 1972) is a Helsinki-based artist working with moving image and video installation. She's interested in how disruption and failure can make normative structures and models visible and has worked on loaded subjects such as gender roles, motherhood and power relations. She has exhibited internationally in Europe, United States, South America and Asia including Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki, Preus Museum of Photography in Norway, 2nd International Festival for Photography and Video in Seoul and Moscow Biennial for young art, and her work is in Collections of major Finnish Art Museums. Suoniemi is a member of The Finnish State audiovisual Art Committee and works as a lecturer in Aalto University, Department of Art.