Year of the Snake – Watching the Harbour

Annette Arlander

Part 1. (on the left) Wrapped in a pale blue scarf I am sitting on a pile of rocks on the western shore of Harakka Island approximately once a week during the year of the snake between 10 February 2013 and 28 January 2014. Part 2. (on the right) The pile of rocks videoed on the same occasions.

Production Year
2014
Duration
00:55:03
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Year of the Snake – Watching the Harbour
Finnish Title

Käärmeen vuosi – satamaa katsellen

English Title

Year of the Snake – Watching the Harbour

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Annette Arlander (Author), Annette Arlander (Director), Annette Arlander (Editor), Annette Arlander (Script), Annette Arlander (Sound)
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Annette Arlander is a Helsinki-based artist, researcher and a pedagogue, one of the pioneers of Finnish performance art and a trailblazer of artistic research. She graduated as a director from Theatre Academy in 1981 and as Doctor of Art in 1999. Arlander was Professor of Performance Art and Theory at Theatre Academy 2001–13, Professor of Artistic Research 2015-16 at University of the Arts Helsinki and visiting professor at Stockholm University of the Arts. Her art work focuses on performing (in, with, through) landscape by means of video or recorded voice, in the border zone between performance art, video and environmental art.

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