Sirius Passet

Milja Viita

There can be found plastic molecules six times more than plankton at the great Pacific garbage patch. Synthetic beauty seduces us, and deceives instincts of animals; puppets on the film are built of collected marine debris and organic waste of the beaches. Sirius Passet is filmed on 16 mm film, which has been waiting 20 years to be filmed. The image almost disappears behind the veil of the granules. The title of the work comes from the Cambrian Lagerstätte in Greenland. The fauna of Sirius Passet lived in the depths of Panthalassa at the time when continents began to diverge from each other. Panthalassa took a new shape; today is is known as Pacific Ocean.

Production Year
2014
Duration
00:04:36
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Sirius Passet
Finnish Title

Sirius Passet

English Title

Sirius Passet

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Milja Viita (Author), Veli Granö (Cinematographer), Milja Viita (Composer), Milja Viita (Director), Milja Viita (Editor), Milja Viita (Script), Milja Viita (Sound)
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Milja Viita's (b.1974) installations and films consist of experimental and documentary elements. Her works have been exhibited in e.g. Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Mänttä Art Festival and in film and media art festivals internationally. Milja Viita lives and works in Porvoo, Finland. She graduated with MFA degree in Time and Space Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in 2005.