A woman photographs zoo cages. The animals stare back, following her with their eyes. The voyeur and the object change places. The woman plunges into deep water where a game of violent underwater rugby is taking place. She returns to the surface to breathe, but the stares and the camera's viewfinder block her escape route. In desperation, she makes an extreme decision.
animal behaviour, animals, architecture and urban space, photography, prisons, urban landscape, water, women, zoos
Salla Tykkä (Author), Jyrki Arnikari (Cinematographer), Salla Tykkä (Director), Salla Tykkä (Editor), Max Savikangas (Music), Misha Jaari (Producer), Salla Tykkä (Script), Terhi Suorlahti (Actor), Hanna Timonen (Still Photography)
Salla Tykkä lives and works in Helsinki. She has been working with photography, video and film since 1996. Her work mainly deals with audiovisual memory and the power structures within the everyday visual narratives. Her works have been seen in various solo and group exhibitions in Finland and abroad. Tykkä’s films have also been shown at international film festivals. Her short film Giant won the Canon Tiger Award for Short Film at the 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014. Tykkä received the AVEK Award for Media Art in 2016.