Therefore it is (has been) here

Orenius Marika

Stray dogs, wild cats, free cows, wandering people, leisure travellers...  "Where am I mentally when I travel, and where am I going?” the artist wonders in tropical night. The back of a red-brown dog flashes in passing car lights. A motorcycle scares a light-colored stray dog on the roadside. The dog’s introverted gaze sharpens when the road is empty again. For a moment, the artist watches the eyes, which at the same time look at her and invite to infinity. The dog turns, beautiful steps accelerate to running and it goes on running in the middle of a narrow village road. "Who or what the other is, I never know." - Luce Irigaray

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Original Title
Sillä se on (ollut) tässä
Finnish Title

Sillä se on (ollut) tässä

English Title

Therefore it is (has been) here

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Marika Orenius (Author), Marika Orenius (Cinematographer), Jesper Toss (Cinematographer), Patrik Andersson (Composer), Eemu Ranta (Composer), Marika Orenius (Director), Marika Orenius (Editor), Marika Orenius (Script), AVEK (Funder), Gregoire Rousseau (Programming), Pinja Mäki (Sound), Liisa Valkeanpää (Speaker)
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Marika Orenius is a PhD from the Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture. Orenius graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, with additional studies at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Valand School of Fine Arts at the University of Gothenburg. She works with moving image, photography, drawing, performance art and installation art. She has participated in exhibitions, festivals and screenings in Finland and internationally since the mid-1990s.