Shrouds Have No Pockets

Jaakko Pietiläinen

N.N. is on a holiday. He’s enjoying a complimentary stay at a premium hotel accompanied by a curated menu of equally complimentary experiences. In return, N.N. is asked to take a daily trip with the iGum – a proprietary, smartphone operated device, capable of accessing, altering and recording the consciousness of its user through dental nerve access. Shrouds Have no Pockets is a post-cinematic sequel of Chris Markers La Jetée. Combining 3d-animation and filmed POV-footage it studies the relation of an assumed immediate reality and mediated experiences such as dreams, memories, games or films. Shrouds Have no Pockets shares its key themes of time, perception and memory with La Jetée and relocates them into contemporary contexts of late stage capitalism, ubiquitously circulated images and an increasingly automated visual production.

 

Production Year
2021
Duration
00:29:40
Type
Tags
Original Title
Shrouds Have No Pockets
English Title

Shrouds Have No Pockets

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Jaakko Pietiläinen (Author), Jonatan Sundström (Cinematographer), Chester Malone (Composer), Johan Sebastian Bach (Composer), Jaakko Pietiläinen (Director), Jaakko Pietiläinen (Editor), Jaakko Pietiläinen (Producer), Jaakko Pietiläinen (Script), Tatu Nenonen (Sound Design), Jaakko Pietiläinen (Sound Design), Henna Vainio (Actor), Dan Davis (Actor), Leena Nordberg (Actor), Jaakko Pietiläinen (Actor), Eric Christison (Actor), Maija Timonen (Actor), Olli Kontulainen (Actor), Elena Leeve (Actor), Elina Vainio (Actor), Kuvataideakatemia (Funder), Olli Leppänen (Visual Effects)
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Jaakko Pietiläinen is a Helsinki-based artist working cross disciplinarily between visual arts, performance and contemporary dance and theatre, utilising different materials and media, ranging from video to spatial interventions. Pietiläinen’s works are often site and/or situation specific, operating in an interplay of the factual (or the real) and fictional narratives. Pietiläinen is interested in the technological infrastructures of contemporary cultures, how they subtly reshape realities and how they malfunction and create novel, uncanny aesthetic distortions. Lately he has been working with architectural thematics. Some of his latest works include a permanent public sculpture ‘Invited Guests’ to Nikkilä, Sipoo (2019), a solo exhibition ‘Housing Fair’ at gallery Sorbus (2018), Helsinki and a collective performance ‘PET’ in Kiasma, Helsinki 2017.