Spirit Guidance

Nina Lassila

‘I tried to find help for work, love and life from animal cards. I was stressed and was told that I need to let go of control and swim around playfully like an otter. The dove told me to slow down, pause and breathe – which I found stressful’. In the video, the fixed camera shows the cards on the table whilst we hear the female character interpreting the cards.

Production Year
2009
Duration
00:03:12
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Spirit Guidance
English Title
Spirit Guidance
Production Countries
Sweden
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Nina Lassila (Author), Nina Lassila (Director)
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Nina Lassila is a visual artist born 1974 in Helsinki, Finland currently living and working in Belgium. Nina Lassila works mainly with video and performance. In many of her works she deals with questions of identity – specifically identity affected by social barriers, conventions based on gender and upbringing and cultural differences. In addition, she is interested in exploring issues such as supernatural phenomena, art and economic structures. She has participated in several international group shows and video festivals. Education: Swedish Polytechnics FIN 1994-1997, School of Photography & film Gothenburg SE 2000-2002, Valand School of Fine Arts Gothenburg SE (MFA) 2004-2006, Guest student at ENSAD Paris 2009.