Memento mori - remember that you must die. The journey of a butterfly becomes a melancholic metaphor of a human life, lost in an unknown world.
animals, animation, art, art history, butterflies, death, short films, still life, surrealism, symbolism
Annika Dahlsten (Author), Viivi Björklund (Cinematographer), Iida-Alina Poijärvi (Composer), Annika Dahlsten (Director), Annika Dahlsten (Editor), Niina Muikku (Other ), Mika Koskinen (Other ), Eija Saarinen / Turku Arts Academy (Producer), Annika Dahlsten (Script), Jouko Raudasoja (3d Animation), Suomen Kulttuurirahasto (Funder), TAIKE (Funder), Svenska Kulturfonden (Funder), Turun AMK:n Taideakatemia (Funder), Hanna Kelkka (Sound Design)
Annika Dahlsten is a visual artist who works with animation, printmaking, photography and video. She studied visual arts and animation in Turku Arts Academy. The themes of her works often include borderline states: the pauses between absence and presence, or moments when reality is distorted and something familiar and ordinary turns strange and uncanny. The basis of the works lies in metamyths such as mortality and immortality, memory and recognition. Dahlsten’s works have been exhibited widely both in Finland and internationally in exhibitions and festivals. She often works in residencies.