Rule the World

Minna Suoniemi

Rule the World portrays a teenage girl standing seemingly still surrounded by a forest. She has a masked bite wound on her neck and her face seems tense. Micro expressions on her face are changing rapidly. The soundtrack is a composition with the same title by 15-year-old Elsa Pursio. The fast electronic beat contradicts the stillness of the image. In Rule the World, the evil played by and existing in a child is present as an endless stillness, waiting for life to begin – the wage and confused feeling of power, which she can't fully control.

Production Year
2016
Duration
00:02:35
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Rule the World
English Title

Rule the World

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Minna Suoniemi (Author), Minna Suoniemi (Cinematographer), Elsa Pursio (Composer), Minna Suoniemi (Director), Minna Suoniemi (Editor), Minna Suoniemi (Sound Design), Katri Pursio (Actor), Minna Suoniemi (Funder)
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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.