The Time Is Right For...

Marikki Hakola

‘The Time Is Right For’ is a frantic video collage made from fragments of television advertisements and news clips. In between this, a shredder cuts paper endlessly into ribbons over the constant beating of drums, with screams and jingles and split-seconds of soundtracks fighting for space. Political figures merge into bikini girls who merge into sausages, and the work becomes a kind of TV exquisite corpse. Hakola’s graduation work for the Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts in 1984 was remastered in 2017 and exists as both a film and an installation.

Production Year
1984
Duration
00:03:11
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
The Time Is Right For...
English Title
The Time Is Right For...
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Marikki Hakola (Author), Kaligari oy (Producer)
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Marikki Hakola is a media artist, film director and producer. She graduated as a visual artist from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 1984, after she began working with video and performance art in 1982. Since then, Hakola has completed numerous video and multimedia art works, installations, music and dance films as well as performances. Hakola is an internationally recognized pioneer of European media art, with her work appearing at many exhibitions, festivals and TV channels. Her pieces are found in collections throughout several international art museums. Hakola has also taught film and media art in Finnish arts universities.