Tapio

Teemu Mäki

"In 2010 half of all species will become extinct – you can blame yourself!" The video is an attact against the simulacrum created by the consumer society in the spirit of Guy Debord's critique in La société du spectacle. The world is becoming more americanized, the US dollar rules everywhere, and our culture is monitored by hedonism. "Property is a substitute of body. Man is seeking shelter from physical pain by consuming." Obsessional sex helps to forget the state of the Earth. As the American tv priest states: "There is a huge difference between God and nature: nature never forgives." The starting point for the work is the music video Mäki made for a song called "Tapio" by Radiopuhelimet. 

Production Year
1990
Duration
00:11:26
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Tapio
Finnish Title
Tapio
English Title
Tapio
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Teemu Mäki (Author), Teemu Mäki (Director), Radiopuhelimet (Music), Teemu Mäki (Cast), Juha van Ingen (Cast), Emma (Cast), Radiopuhelimet (Cast)
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Teemu Mäki (b. 1967) is an artist, theatre director, writer and researcher. He completed his PhD in 2005 and worked as a Professor in Aalto University during 2008–13. Mäki works in the fields of art, philosophy and politics. The results are visual art, theater, literature or theory. For Mäki art is the most flexible, versatile and comprehensive form of philosophy and politics. His works have been presented in museums and galleries in Finland and abroad, as well as in theatres, film screenings and festivals.

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