EARLY FILMS

THE MYSTERY AND THE MELANCHOLY OF A STREET

Year of Production: 2003

Running Time: 4.23

Original Format: Super8  (Kodak Kodachrome K40)

Master Format: Digital Video

SYNOPSIS:

This film was originally inspired by Italian painter Giorgio de Chirico and the Italian movement of metaphysical painting in the late 1910s. The timeless feelings of desolation, depicted by these artists, are transferred into film and to a dreamy night-time world in Helsinki almost 100 years later.

WRITINGS:

“The romantic ‘The Mystery and the Melancholy of a Street’ is reminiscent of Eino Ruutsalo’s early 1950’s studies of desolate nighttime views of downtown Helsinki.”

Mika Taanila, Avanto–Catalogue 2005

SCREENINGS & EXHIBITIONS:

2005 Valosta – festival of video art, Tampere, Finland

2005 Avanto- festival of audiovisual art, Helsinki, Finland

2003 La-baz international event for performance, video, sound and installation, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland

2003 Unia todesta, New Underground School Gallery, Lahti, Finland (group exhibition) 

READY FOR THE ADVENTURE

VALMIINA SEIKKAILUUN

Year of Production: 2003

Running Time: 3.50

Original Format: Found footage 16mm Film 

Master Format: Digital Video

SYNOPSIS:

The film looks at the world from a child’s perspective. Everyday environment seems fascinating, but at the same time, it also contains some scary features.

WRITINGS:

“Ready for Adventure is a depiction of everyday absurdities from the viewpoint of a child.”

Mika Taanila, Avanto–Catalogue 2005

SCREENINGS & EXHIBITIONS:

2005 Valosta – festival of video art, Tampere, Finland

2005 Avanto- festival of audiovisual art, Helsinki, Finland

2003 Unia todesta, New Underground School Gallery, Lahti, Finland (group exhibition)

BUY YOURSELF A LUNG CANCER!

OSTA KEUHKOSYÖPÄ!

Year of Production: 2003

Running Time: 2.03

Original Format: Found footage 16mm Film 

Master Format: Digital Video

SYNOPSIS:

A Work about smoking.  The statement heard in the film was found from a pro-tobacco site www.smokersclub.com, which has been subsequently closed.

WRITINGS:

“The far-out and hilarious Buy Yourself a Lung Cancer! trumpets “astonishing research results” on the alleged relationship between smoking and lung cancer.”

Mika Taanila, Avanto–Catalogue 2005

SCREENINGS & EXHIBITIONS:

2005 Valosta – festival of video art, Tampere, Finland

2005 Avanto- festival of audiovisual art, Helsinki, Finland

2003 Unia todesta, New Underground School Gallery, Lahti, Finland (group exhibition)