The Big Crunch

Sami Sänpäkkilä

‘The Big Crunch’ is a video installation that presents images to the viewer which communicate the presence of humans on earth, evolution and human intelligence. All images have been carefully composed according to divine proportions.  We see images poetically and metaphorically representing the dawn of mathematical innovation, up to the projected end of the world, or ‘The Big Crunch’. Our experiences and education shape the universe into being, time is a creation of our minds, laws are generated through our thoughts and conclusions.

Production Year
2012
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
The Big Crunch
English Title

The Big Crunch

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Enrico Glerean (Animaattori), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Author), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Cinematographer), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Editor), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Music), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Script), Teemu Markkula (Actor), Jenna Snellman (Actor), Lissu Määttänen (Actor), Tanjalotta Räikkä (Actor), Anne-Mari Pahkala (Composer), Espace Louis Vuitton (Funder), Tanja Glad (Gaffer), Alpo Nummelin (Grip), Alpo Nummelin (Lighting Director), Elisa Uimonen (Make-Up), Maiju Laitinen (Production Manager), Antti Halmetoja (Runner), Mikko Kalliomäki (Special effects)
Sami Sänpäkkilä lives and works in Tampere, Finland. He is an artist, musician, filmmaker and the head of Fonal Records since 1995. To date he has released five full-length music albums under the name Es. Since 1999 Sänpäkkilä has made installations, short films and music videos, which have been screened in various museums, art galleries and film festivals around the world. His films and the music are experimental moodscapes that explore the themes of melancholy, pathos and hope.