Sad Song of the Hard-Edge Transition Wipe Markers

Mika Taanila

Early 1950s newsreel laboratory marker films used for indicating effects like wipes, dissolves and fade-outs in the work print, now freed from their utilitarian practice.

Production Year
2017
Duration
00:03:20
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Teräväreunaisten siirtymämerkkien surullinen laulu
Finnish Title

Teräväreunaisten siirtymämerkkien surullinen laulu

English Title

Sad Song of the Hard-Edge Transition Wipe Markers

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Mika Taanila (Author), Mika Taanila (Composer), Mika Taanila (Director), Mika Taanila (Editor), Mika Taanila (Script), YLE (Production Company), Olli Huuhtanen (Sound Design)
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Mika Taanila (s. 1965) is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. He works with documentaries, experimental film and visual arts. Human engineering, utopias, failures and man-machines are recurring themes in his films and installations. Taanila’s works have been shown at major international group shows, such as Venice Biennale (Nordic Pavilion 2017), Aichi Triennale (2013), dOCUMENTA (2012), Shanghai Biennale (2006), Berlin Biennale (2004), Manifesta (2002) and Istanbul Biennial (2001). Solo shows include the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki (2013–14), Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2013), TENT, Rotterdam (2013) and Galleria Heino, Helsinki (2010). Taanila’s short films have been screened altogether at more than 300 international film festivals and special events. In 2015, Taanila was awarded with the prestigious Ars Fennica Award, the biggest Finnish art award.

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