The Trainer

Fanni Niemi-Junkola

The video depicts a dog and its trainer. The connection, nonverbal communication and trust is apparent. But the images also highlight the power relations and perhaps dependency on each other. Picturing the relationship between a human and an animal contributes to the questions of sustainability and environment.

Production Year
2020
Duration
00:04:10
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
The Trainer
Finnish Title

Kouluttaja

English Title

The Trainer

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Fanni Niemi-Junkola (Author), Tommi Moilanen (Cinematographer), Pekko Käppi (Composer), Fanni Niemi-Junkola (Director), Ville Hakonen (Editor), Fanni Niemi-Junkola (Producer), Fanni Niemi-Junkola (Script), Ville Hakonen (Sound Design), Fanni Niemi-Junkola (Actor), Hlynur Gelgja´s (Actor), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), TAIKE (Funder)
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Fanni Niemi-Junkola graduated with MFA degree from Glasgow School of Art, Scotland in 1995. The starting point for her artistic work is both visual and political. She explores power relations in social communication within everyday life. Niemi-Junkola's video works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Finland and internationally i.e. Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma, Helsinki (2019-20, 2009, 1998) Cultural Centre of Belgrade (2013), Forum Box, Helsinki (2011), Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (2006), White Box, New York (2005), 3rd Berlin Biennial (2004), Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2000) and Manifesta 2 (1998). Her short films have been shown in various international festivals. Niemi-Junkola worked as a Professor of Time and Space Arts at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2001–02 and she is currently appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Tampere University of Applied Sciences.