Fishbones

Tanja Koistila

Fishbones is a description of the difficulty of caring and being close. It is a story of a young woman's, daughter's, attempt to detach herself from her home and memories. Fishbones is a visual journey into the daughter’s memories, her experiences and to the present moment. The events are structured as a series of inseparable time levels. The work deals with the inner roles of the family, search for a new form of the daughter-father relationship. Dependence on the other and the independence are in conflict. Abandoning is a part of vulnerability. The feeling of security is momentary.

Production Year
2006
Duration
00:16:56
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Ruodot
Finnish Title
Ruodot
English Title
Fishbones
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Tanja Koistila (Author), Ville Vainio (Cinematographer), Tanja Koistila (Director), Tanja Koistila (Editor), Timo Turunen (Editor), Artists’ Association MUU (Producer), ITU- Video Art Production Project (Producer), Tanja Koistila (Script), Ari Pelkonen (Assistant), Timo Turunen (Assistant Director), Hilkka Väre (Cast), Helena Laxén (Cast), Jori Halttunen (Cast), Timo Ruuskanen (Cast), Nelli (Cast), Tanja Koistila (Costume Design), Milla Moilanen / AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Finnish Cultural Foundation (Funder), ViSiO (Funder), Sari Volanen / YLE (Funder), Ministry of Education (Funder), Veli Granö / AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), VISEK (Funder), Arts Council of Satakunta (Funder), Tero Kontinen (Graphic Designer), Raine Toikkanen (Lighting Assistant), Jussi Marjamäki (Production Assistant), Tanja Koistila (Set Designer), Mika Niinimaa (Sound Design), Kimmo Vänttinen (Sound Recording), Tomi Glad (Still Photography)
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Tanja Koistila

Born: 1974

Tanja Koistila is a visual artist living and working in Helsinki, Finland. Her works are realised through the means of sculpture, installation, video and performance art. She graduated as a visual artist from the Turku Drawing School in 2004. Many of Koistila’s works investigate isolation and isolating from other people. Her works and performances have been presented in solo and group exhibitions in e.g. Gallery Huuto (2005), Muu Gallery (2003), Kunsthalle Helsinki (2005) and Forum Box (2002, 2003).