Touching The Modern Life

Heini Aho

In the video a pair of hands first emerges from a black space and starts to slowly shape out of clay various simple objects from the human sphere of life. Familiar everyday items come into view from the dark: a jug, a book, a plate, a table and a chair. The wet clay, which gains a light colour in the dark space, gives this work a strong visual feel of material.

Production Year
2020
Duration
00:09:30
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Touching The Modern Life
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Heini Aho (Author), Sebastian Ziegler (Cinematographer), Heini Aho (Cinematographer), Heini Aho (Director), Heini Aho (Editor), Sebastian Ziegler (Editor), Heini Aho (Script)
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Heini Aho has studied at the Turku Arts Academy and the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. Aho has participated in numerous exhibitions in Finland and abroad, and worked in residency programmes. She works with spatial installations, videos and performaces. The humane relationship with a limited life is in central to her works, and the focus is often on small and mundane miracles and phenomenon. Seeing and experiencing differently are some of the main objectives of Aho’s work.