Words Left Behind

Elina Saloranta

'The Lovers' Bed is based on Marguerite Duras' novel The North China Lover. The artist has collected sentences from the book and then created a new text based on them, a collage. Words Left Behind complements The Lovers’ Bed, forming a diphtych whose parts mirror each other. Finally the bed is brought into the picture. A triangle drama is built around a telephone conversation and footage of a sleeping woman.

Production Year
2005
Duration
00:09:20
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Unohtuneet sanat
Finnish Title
Unohtuneet sanat
English Title
Words Left Behind
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Elina Saloranta (Author), Elina Saloranta (Director)
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Elina Saloranta

Born: 1968

Elina Saloranta is a Helsinki-based artist, who works mainly with the moving image. In her doctoral thesis Genre pictures and experiments in writing, she explored the interaction between image, word and sound, and in her postdoc research she engages in correspondence with the past. Saloranta is also known for her photographic work Nun, which was shown in the ARS 2011 exhibition in Kiasma. She studied film at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA 2001), and her video pieces have been shown in festivals like Kassel Documentary Film & Video Festival, Love & Anarchy (Helsinki International Film Festival) and Oberhausen Film Festival (2006).