The Helsinki Tree Calendar

Annette Arlander

The work was recorded in the parks of Helsinki in 2017 and is based on the Celtic lunar calendar with thirteen months named after trees or shrubs. The installation version consists of thirteen videos of equal duration (4 min 40 sec.) to be shown simultaneously, synchronised, nonstop on thirteen screens in a row from left to right. The tenth screen is placed vertically. 

Production Year
2018
Duration
00:04:40
Type
Genre
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Original Title
The Helsinki Tree Calendar
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Annette Arlander (Author), Annette Arlander (Cinematographer), Annette Arlander (Director), Annette Arlander (Editor), Annette Arlander (Producer), Annette Arlander (Script), Annette Arlander (Actor), Kone Foundation (Funder)
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Annette Arlander is a Helsinki-based artist, researcher and a pedagogue, one of the pioneers of Finnish performance art and a trailblazer of artistic research. She graduated as a director from Theatre Academy in 1981 and as Doctor of Art in 1999. Arlander was Professor of Performance Art and Theory at Theatre Academy 2001–13, Professor of Artistic Research 2015-16 at University of the Arts Helsinki and visiting professor at Stockholm University of the Arts. Her art work focuses on performing (in, with, through) landscape by means of video or recorded voice, in the border zone between performance art, video and environmental art.

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