Body

Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl

A documentation of a performance from late September 1979. At first, we see only small spots of light that start to take a shape of a body. Little by little, these spots approach the audience and turn out to be lights attached to the performer. There are two television screens with static noise. The light-body keeps approaching the audience until the lights turn abruptly off. After a moment, the general lighting turns on and reveals the technologically decorated body. The audience leaves. 

Production Year
1979
Duration
00:06:40
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Vartalo
Finnish Title
Vartalo
English Title

Body

Production Countries
Germany
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl (Author), Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl (Director)
Press Photos
Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl was born in Imatra, Finland and currently lives and works in Cologne, Germany. Kytösalmi-Buhl is a pioneer of Finnish video art, whose work in the 1970s and 1980s can be considered as the beginning of Finnish video art. The artist has studied in the Düsseldorf Art Academy in Germany under the guidance of famous pioneers artists such as Nam June Paik. In her resent works, she has used photography, object collages and crocheting. Her works can be found in the collections of e.g. the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki.