Scarabée

Sara Pathirane

Scarabée is a video-performance shot and performed in the Sahara desert in 2013. The scarab rolls a dung ball as its daily rutine. In the Egyptian mytology, the holy scarabaeus rolls the sun. In Scarabée, the scarab turns and opens up the view of the Sahara desert. The action is an attempt to open up pictorial space and to find a perfect shot from the vast desert that is the same size as Europe. The attempt is impossible.

Production Year
2013
Duration
00:02:17
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Scarabée
Finnish Title

Scarabée

English Title

Scarabée

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Sara Pathirane (Author), Henrik Amberla (Cinematographer), Sara Pathirane (Director), Henrik Amberla (Editor), Sara Pathirane (Script), Kuvataideakatemia (Funder)
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Sara Pathirane

Born: 1985

Sara Pathirane’s work deals with the tradition of landscape painting and the problematics of taking a picture. As shooting locations for her videos she uses nature areas known from movies and paintings, shifting between the everyday and the fiction. She works with video, painting and live-installations. Pathirane lives and works in Helsinki. She has studied in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and Accademia Albertina in Torino. Her works have been shown for example at Taiga-Space, Saint-Petersburg (2016), Colombo Art Biennale (2016) and Kiasma (2010, 2013).