Unconsuming Flame

Saara Ekström

The work 'Unconsuming Flame' presents a flaming apple, split in half, which resembles a fruit from the enchanted tree on the sixth terrace of Dante's Purgatory. The tree grows upside down and offers fruits of paradise with a wonderful fragrance, but a penitent, in the name of his salvation, must refuse the fruits as they will not quench his thirst or hunger but only add to the penitence.

Production Year
2004
Duration
00:20:27
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Unconsuming Flame
Finnish Title
Unconsuming Flame
English Title
Unconsuming Flame
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
No
Cast
Saara Ekström (Author)
Press Photos
Saara Ekström works in film, photography, text and installation. Chronotopes where time and place densify, time that nurtures and erodes, the ambivalent desire to both remember and forget are at the core of her art. Ekström’s work has been shown extensively in various museums and festivals in Europe, the Americas and Asia. She received the Finnish media art prize AVEK-award in 2018 and the prizes of SW Finland in 2017, Finnish Art Society in 1995 and the Aboa prize in 1994. She has been the Helsinki Festival Artist in 2005 and was nominated for both Ars Fennica and Carnegie Art Award prizes in 2010.