Tailor

Saara Ekström

The video follows the delicate choreography of a tailor at work. His hands decipher the fabric as a form of braille, a tactile writing system written as raised dots embossed on paper. The soundscape, created entirely in a Foley studio, brings a deceptionally realistic level to the work.

Production Year
2016
Duration
00:13:23
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Tailor
English Title

Tailor

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Saara Ekström (Author), Thom Vink (Cinematographer), Saara Ekström (Director), Eero Tammi (Editor), Saara Ekström (Script), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Svenska Kulturfonden (Funder), Heikki Kossi (Sound Design)
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Saara Ekström works in film, photography, text and installation. Chronotopes where time and place densify, time that nurtures and erodes, the ambivalent desire to both remember and forget are at the core of her art. Ekström’s work has been shown extensively in various museums and festivals in Europe, the Americas and Asia. She received the Finnish media art prize AVEK-award in 2018 and the prizes of SW Finland in 2017, Finnish Art Society in 1995 and the Aboa prize in 1994. She has been the Helsinki Festival Artist in 2005 and was nominated for both Ars Fennica and Carnegie Art Award prizes in 2010.