Set free

Salla Myllylä

The video consists of five one-minute episodes. In each of them an everyday object – a plant, a piece of furniture, a vehicle – is ”freed from its environment” by painting or scratching a mask. For a moment the result looks like a still life, but something always fails: the season changes, the ship leaves, the light moves or the rain washes away the paint.

Production Year
2016
Duration
00:05:45
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Vapautetut
Finnish Title

Vapautetut

English Title

Set free

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
No
Cast
Salla Myllylä (Author), Salla Myllylä (Director), Salla Myllylä (Script), Salla Myllylä (Editor)
Press Photos
Salla Myllylä lives and works in Helsinki. She graduated from Free Art School in 2009 and from the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki in 2014. Her work moves between drawing, painting and moving images, and is always site specific. Myllylä’s works have been presented in exhibitions at e.g. Gallery Huuto Jätkäsaari in Helsinki (2015, 2013), Frankfurter Kunstverein (2014), Charlottenborg Kunsthal in Copenhagen (2017, 2012) and in festivals such as Tampere Film Festival (2016), Japan Media Arts Festival (2016) and ja Minimalen Short Film Festival in Trondheim (2016).