From the Heart

Anni Puolakka

Inside a sleeping human, Toxoplasma Gondii communicates. The parasite tells stories about its journey to the heart and a fatal encounter with a fetus. Toxoplasma gets excited when the human wakes and starts moving. Its life is one tour of intimacy. The human has dreams about moments with a baby, but the parasite has incorporated into her for a lifetime. Content warning: miscarriage.

Production Year
2021
Duration
00:14:14
Type
Tags
Original Title
Sydämestä
Finnish Title

Sydämestä

English Title

From the Heart

Production Countries
Finland,Netherlands
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Anni Puolakka (Author), Iris Kärkkäinen (Cinematographer), Miša Skalskis (Composer), Kajsa Blom (Composer), Anni Puolakka (Director), Anni Puolakka (Editor), Anni Puolakka (Producer), Anni Puolakka (Script), Miša Skalskis (Sound Design), Eija Vilpas (Actor), Camille Auer (Actor), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Kone Foundation (Funder), CBK Rotterdam (Funder)
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Anni Puolakka (born in Oulu, Finland) is based in Helsinki and makes performances, videos, installations, drawings and texts in which biographical materials are incorporated into fictional worlds. The works play with the boundaries and potential of human animals as they seek meaningful and vibrant – sometimes drowsy or dirty – involvement with other beings, objects and surroundings.