Hymn Videos

Seppo Renvall

Three hymn music videos that strive for finding the glow of old hymns in the modern life. An aged rock star Zape Leppänen sings old Finnish hymns with his cracked voice full of big emotions. The music creates a melancholic but comforting feeling that is paralleled to slow motioned surveillance camera footage. In the second video we see a dance performance.

Production Year
2000
Duration
00:08:45
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Virsivideoita
Finnish Title
Virsivideoita
English Title
Hymn Videos
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Seppo Renvall (Author), Seppo Renvall (Director), Iiris Koistinen (Camera), Seppo Renvall (Camera), Iiris Koistinen (Dance), Zape Leppänen (Singer), Kaj Wager (Sound)
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Seppo Renvall

Born: 1963

Seppo Renvall is a pioneer in Finnish experimental film. He works mainly with film and video, but hid artistic output also includes photography, installations and happenings. His films are characterised by an abstract imagery in black and white and a non-narrative structure that often focuses on the apparently commonplace and everyday. Renvall collaborates with musicians, DJs and audio specialists. His works and performances have been seen in the most prestigious arenas of alternative film and visual arts from Anthology Film Archive in New York to the biennials of Venice and Sao Paulo.

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