Beyond

Hannu Karjalainen

‘Beyond’ creates a kind of mirage. Dramatically lit, black and white human figures move in slow motion, the effect is eerie. An ambient soundtrack recalls shifting sands; an audible manifestation of the physical appearance of the figures which are in a constant process of transformation. They merge and split, the face of one man is transformed into another’s, one kind of body becomes a totally opposite kind of body. Here the artist examines the possibilities of controlling one’s own life.

Production Year
2002
Duration
00:04:23
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Tuolla puolen
Finnish Title
Tuolla puolen
English Title
Beyond
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Hannu Karjalainen (Author), Hannu Karjalainen (Director)
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Hannu Karjalainen is an internationally acclaimed Finnish artist who lives and works in Helsinki. He graduated as MFA from the University of Industrial Arts Helsinki in 2005. His video and sound installations and films have been presented in museums, galleries and festivals since 2003 and he has held solo exhibitions participated in numerous group exhibitions and film screenings in Finland and abroad in e.g. Oslo, Zürich and Berlin. He was selected as the Young Artist of the Year in 2009.