Zen-Stones

Ilkka Pitkänen

'Zen-Stones' is an installation that consists of cobblestones and a video projection with sound. The idea of an installation with cobblestones was born in Prague on Petřín hill - Kinsky Garden (Kinského zahrada), where a lonely worker was building a pavement, stone by stone, on the roads leading to the garden. This very focused labourer gave the impression that he was building the whole pavement for the length of several miles by himself. The very same stones are used as weapons or tools of self-defence in demonstrations against police and the army - who are armed with much deadlier instruments in order to keep people under control.

Production Year
2015
Duration
00:03:45
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Zen-Stones
Finnish Title

Zen-kivet

English Title

Zen-Stones

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Ilkka Pitkänen (Author), Ilkka Pitkänen (Cinematographer), Ilkka Pitkänen (Director), Ilkka Pitkänen (Editor), Ilkka Pitkänen (Script), Ilkka Pitkänen (Animation), Oskar Öflundin säätiö (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Ilkka Pitkänen (Sound Design)
Ilkka Pitkänen (b. 1981) is a Helsinki-based multidisciplinary artist working with various media including moving images, photography, installation and performance. Thematically his artworks are dealing with personal space, integrity and the perception of reality. His works have been presented publicly at many exhibitions in Finland and internationally.