SOMEWHERE ELSE AND YET ALWAYS HERE

JOSSAIN MUUALLA JA SILTI AINA TÄÄLLÄ


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Year of Production: 2017

Running Time: 59min32s

Shooting Format: Super-8 Film (Kodak Kodachrome K40 & Kodak Eastman Ektachrome 7240)

Master Format: Quicktime File (HD 1080p)

Production of this film has been supported by The Finnish Cultural Foundation and Finnish Cultural Foundation, Lapland Regional fund.

SYNOPSIS:

A film that could be called a diary, a notebook or a journal. A collage composed of small daily events, documented spontaneously as they occurred. As the work progresses these individual observations start to interlink in order to create a new kind of mosaic, constructed of images, recollections, voices and sounds. Eventually the film grows into a richly coloured portrait of ongoing everyday life, somehow familiar yet elusive at the same time.

WRITINGS:

“Johansson’s associations mimic the train of thought, his pictures lack often a clear and logic development. There is no necessary order for each of these scenes, what we would have precisely found in a linear narrative. Obviously, we do not think in a rigorous order either but through modes of montage as Godard had stated :’’Thus, montage concerns the level of thought. And Godard reminds us ‘that cinema [was] first made for thinking,’ that it should first of all be given a ‘form that thinks.’ Montage is the art of producing this form that thinks.’’

Gauthier Lesturgie: Panu Johansson: DUAL PURPOSE

SCREENINGS & EXHIBITIONS:

2019 Video Prima Event, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland 

2018 Pugnant Film Series: Fuck Narration, Athens, Greece

2017 Kino Club Helsinki (Made in Home), Finland

2017 Studio Mustanapa, Rovaniemi, Finland (solo exhibition)

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