Water Stories

Harri Larjosto

In 1996 Larjosto announced in a Finnish newspaper: 'I am making a documentary film. I'm looking for people with deep emotional or professional connections with water.' A midwife, a captain of an icebreaker ship, a clairvoyant, and a priest shared their intimate and personal testimonies and contemplations about water as a source of both endless pleasure and a mystical fear.

Production Year
1999
Duration
00:24:05
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Vesikertomuksia
Finnish Title
Vesikertomuksia
English Title
Water Stories
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Harri Larjosto (Author), Kimmo Koskela (Editor), Harri Larjosto (Editor), Heikki Ahonius/U-Hybrid-Ring Ltd Oy (Producer), Koskela Art & Media House (Producer), Jussi Eerola (Camera), Pirkko Tiitinen (Sound)
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Harri Larjosto is an artist from Turku who currently lives in Vantaa, Finland. He graduated from the University of Turku in 1976 and worked as a lecturer in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2002–08. He has participated in exhibitions since 1978 and has for over fifty years explored images and tested the limits of different artistic disciplines. Larjosto's videos have been presented in many European countries, Japan and the USA. Larjosto is one of the founding artists of the Finnish avant-garde group “Ö group” who in the 1980s shook the art world and society with their humorous criticism. As a poetic and absurd humorist, Larjosto wants to depict the energy of chances and changed views. Larjosto was awarded with the Finland Prize by the Finnish State in 2006, and he received artist pension in 2014.