Rome dérive I

Astala Lauri

Generally, urban space is a place for arrivals and departures, a flow of non-returnable moments. The notion of the Eternal City all too easily creates an image of a static, even massive and heavy, permanent place. In these works Rome appears light and unattainable, changing and amorphous. It is a city passing by and streaming around you, its fixed points forever growing dim.

Production Year
2006
Duration
00:02:05
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Rome dérive I
Finnish Title
Rome dérive I
English Title
Rome dérive I
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
No
Cast
Lauri Astala (Author), Lauri Astala (Director)
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Lauri Astala lives in Helsinki, Finland and Avalon, France. He graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 1989 and Chicago Art Institute in 2001. Astala is one of of the most distinguished media artists in Finland. He makes sculptures, videos and installations, that concentrate on our concepts and experiences of space and the ways in which cultural structures shapes them. His works have been presented at numerous solo and group exhibitions since 1989, including Eyebeam in New York (2013), Helsinki Art Museum (2010) KUMU art museum in Tallinn (2008) and Institut finlandais in Paris (2008). In 2007, Astala was awarded with the Finnish State Prize for Visual Arts.