The Powder of Sympathy

Tuomas A. Laitinen

Diving deep into the often obscure global flow of materials, in this instance copper, The Powder of Sympathy sets in motion a frantic flow of images combined with feverish pounding, hissing and rattling sounds sourced from West Africa, the USA and China. The healing properties of copper are juxtaposed with its conductive role in the development and continuity of electricity-dependent modern societies. It is a hypnotic journey to the material mediation of our existence.

Production Year
2015
Duration
00:08:36
Type
Genre
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Original Title
The Powder of Sympathy
Finnish Title

The Powder of Sympathy

English Title

The Powder of Sympathy

Production Countries
Finland,United States,Benin,China
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Tuomas A. Laitinen (Author), Tuomas A. Laitinen (Cinematographer), Tuomas A. Laitinen (Director), Tuomas A. Laitinen (Editor), Jenna Sutela (Essayist), Tuomas A. Laitinen (Music), Matti Ahopelto (Music), Yuan Z (Actor), HIAP (Funder), TAIKE (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Tuomas A. Laitinen (Sound Design)
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Tuomas Aleksander Laitinen’s current work and research focuses on the entanglements of human and non-human coexistence. Laitinen constructs situations and installations that are exploring the porous interconnectedness of language, body, and matter within morphing ecosystems. Laitinen’s works have been recently shown in the 21st Biennale of Sydney, 7th Bucharest Biennale, SADE LA (Los Angeles), Amado Art Space (Seoul), Moving Image New York, Art Sonje Center (Seoul), Helsinki Contemporary, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, MOCA Shanghai & Cinemateca do MAM Rio de Janeiro.