Strange Place For Snow

Halonen Henna-Riikka

The surreal short film creates a mirage-like universe – suspended between past and future, and fiction and reality – where the familiar rubs shoulders with the strange. The references to sci-fi literature reflect the future and the complex identity of a historical border town in Northern England. A woman's journey through architectural spaces generates an unstable perception of time and captures uncertainties of the present. Through the use of non-linear narrative and subjective experiences, the events are seen from alternative angles.

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Strange Place For Snow
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Strange Place For Snow
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Strange Place For Snow
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Henna-Riikka Halonen (Author), Henna-Riikka Halonen (Director), Zoviet France (Music), Minttu Mäntynen (Camera), Scott Ward (Camera), Dave Morgan (Lighting), Marcelo De Oliveira (Sound Design), Dougie Fairgrieve (Sound Recording), Yael Schmidt (Still Photography), Arnaud Moinet (Still Photography)
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Henna-Riikka Halonen lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. She graduated with BA from Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland in 2002 and with MFA from Goldsmiths College in London in 2006. She is currently undertaking doctoral studies in the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. Her work has been seen in various exhibitions, biennales and festivals worldwide, such as Sydney Biennale 2014, Eyebeam in New York (2013), Gallery Factory in Seoul, Korea (2012), Transmediale 2012 in Berlin, Berwick Gymnasium Gallery in the UK (2010), Collective Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland (2009) and International Incheon Women Artstis’ Biennale in Korea (2007).