South by East and East by North (Installaatio)

Pekka Niskanen

The artist traveled to Antarctica with the Norwegian cruise vessel Fram that had Philippine petty officers. The scientist Markku T. Kurkinen and the ship's sailor Protacio Mabunga become friends during the trip. Kurkinen and Mabunga talk about death and so does Burmese sound artist Tay Wai Aye Chan, who composed the music for the installation.

Production Year
2013
Duration
00:23:00
Type
Genre
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Original Title
South by East and East by North (Installaatio)
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Pekka Niskanen (Author), Pekka Niskanen (Cinematographer), Tay Wai Aye Chan (Composer), Pekka Niskanen (Director), Pekka Niskanen (Editor), Pekka Niskanen (Producer), Petomaani Ltd (Producer), Pekka Niskanen (Script), Juuso Oksala (Sound)
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Pekka Niskanen

Born: 1961

Pekka Niskanen is a media artist, video- and filmmaker who studied visual communication in the University of Art and Design in Helsinki and media art in Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. He completed his dissertation at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2014. His videos and films have been exhibited worldwide, including the White Box Gallery in New York in 2004 and Galleria Hippolyte in Helsinki in 2014. His works are represented in collections such as Helsinki Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Niskanen has also visualised experimental theatre in Finland and realised the set design and costumes for Verdi’s Rigoletto in Gothenburg’s Opera in Sweden 2005.