Secret Words and Related Stories

Jonna Kina

The video piece is composed of anonymously collected passwords and stories behind them, read by young actors between 12 and 16 years old. Each of them stands in front of a red backdrop and reads from a single sheet of paper personal confessions, childhood memories and clichéd rationalities. These are thoughtful, humorous, and emotional stories about a chosen word that often discloses personal information, which is the antithesis of its purpose.

Production Year
2016
Duration
00:20:12
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Secret Words and Related Stories
English Title

Secret Words and Related Stories

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Jonna Kina (Author), Jonna Kina (Cinematographer), Jonna Kina (Director), Jonna Kina (Script), Heikki Penttinen (Actor), Emilia Benford (Actor), Cleopatra Högbacka (Actor), Jessi Collier (Actor), Markus Räisänen (Actor), Martin Örn (Actor), Jonna Kina (Editor), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), TAIKE (Funder), Suomen Kulttuurirahasto (Funder), Johannes Vartola (Sound Design)
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Sound, perception and imagination are essential ingredients in the research and practice of Jonna Kina (b. 1984). Her work reveals the value of fictional viewpoints in non-fictional investigations. Kina’s works have been shown in the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum; Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome; Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg; Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne; International Film Festival Rotterdam; Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg; Espoo Modern Art Museum EMMA; Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn and in Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, among others. Kina has recently been awarded the Finnish Art Prize “Below Zero” (2018) and her film Arr. for a Scene was awarded as the “Best Nordic Short Film” at Nordisk Panorama Film Festival in Malmö (2017). She was also shortlisted for the VISIO Young Talent Acquisition Prize in Florence (2017).