Marja Viitahuhta

Rondo is an experimental short and silent film with a woman, a man, a house on the beach and an uncovered illusion. Shot originally on 8mm film, containing no dialogue and based on a circular structure, the film is a poetic description of the state of mind of a person in between events, experiencing change. The music of the film plays an important role, approaching the content of the film hand in hand with the cinematography.

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Marja Viitahuhta (Author), Marja Viitahuhta (Cinematographer), Taneli Viitahuhta (Composer), Ellis Robin (Composer), Hermanni Yli-tepsä (Composer), Marja Viitahuhta (Director), Hannele Majaniemi (Editor), Marja Viitahuhta (Script), Hermanni Yli-tepsä (Actor), Jaana Pirskanen (Actor), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Kuvataideakatemia (Funder), Sakari Luhtala (Sound)
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Marja Viitahuhta (formerly Mikkonen) is a Helsinki-based media artist and filmmaker. Her works range from films, performances and installations to photography and collage. She holds a BA degree in performance art from the Turku Polytechnic Arts Academy and an MFA degree from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. She has been awarded internationally at Cannes (Cinéfondation), Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Mediawave and L’Alternativa film festivals. Viitahuhta's recurring themes focus on perception and experience of female protagonists. Her works deconstruct individual identities, memories, or the idealised imagery of nations and landscapes. Her work often speaks in an intimate and personal tone and deals with existence and mortality. The text and image are set in a dialogue in Viitahuhta’s experimental language. Viitahuhta often bases her work on documentary filmmaking, archive material and found images as well as interviews.