Twin Cities

Lauri Astala

Twin Cities evolves into two planet cities rotating on two screens. The viewer appears to float like in a satellite between the planets. The Korean soundtrack, as if picked up from radio aether, examines urban experience, the observer’s reality and cultural distance. The texts are quotes from Finnish author Leena Krohn's books.

 

Production Year
2016
Duration
00:25:00
Type
Tags
Original Title
Twin Cities
English Title

Twin Cities

Production Countries
Finland,South Korea
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Lauri Astala (Author), Lauri Astala (Cinematographer), Lauri Astala (Director), Lauri Astala (Editor), Lauri Astala (Sound Design), Jiyoung Yi (Translator)
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Lauri Astala lives in Helsinki, Finland and Avalon, France. He graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 1989 and Chicago Art Institute in 2001. Astala is one of of the most distinguished media artists in Finland. He makes sculptures, videos and installations, that concentrate on our concepts and experiences of space and the ways in which cultural structures shapes them. His works have been presented at numerous solo and group exhibitions since 1989, including Eyebeam in New York (2013), Helsinki Art Museum (2010) KUMU art museum in Tallinn (2008) and Institut finlandais in Paris (2008). In 2007, Astala was awarded with the Finnish State Prize for Visual Arts.