Ventriloquized

Anna Estarriola

Borrowing the aesthetics of a ventriloquist show, Anna Estarriola and her representation perform together an existential duet that speculates about perception and the side effects of being under pressure. The piece involves visual illusions, text and physical movement. Through the interaction with humanized objects and chameleonic creatures, the performer creates a dialogue on common human concerns.

Production Year
2014
Duration
00:30:00
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Ventriloquized
English Title

Ventriloquized

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Anna Estarriola (Author), Venla Martikainen (Cinematographer), Anna Estarriola (Director), Anna Estarriola (Editor), Anna Estarriola (Music), Antti Ahonen (Assistant), Maria Kilpi (Assistant), Mad House Festival (Funder), Finnish Cultural Foundation (Funder)
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Anna Estarriola (b. 1980 in Catalonia) has lived and worked in Helsinki since 2004. Estarriola holds MFA degrees from the University of Barcelona (2004) and the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (2009), and she has also studied contemporary dance. In 2015 Estarriola received the AVEK Prize for media art. In her work, Estarriola is interested in the exchanges and interactions between the visual and media arts with other disciplines, such as dance, performing arts and technology. The themes of her work evolve around perception of reality, emotions, individual and communal behavior, and communication.