Nicolas Provost 07:41, Color, Mute, BE, 2010 The City of Lights; Sin City. Hollywood movies have etched Las Vegas in our collective memory: an absurd place where reality is suspended, where people go to forget their everyday sorrows, to find entertainment or to pursue a lifelong dream of easily acquired wealth. When we imagine the […]
Erwin Olaf 10:30, Color, Stereo, NL, 2010 In a number of his films Erwin Olaf serves up perfect worlds in which dazzlingly beautiful people in crease-resistant clothing move through sublime interiors, unapproachable and emotionless. There’s not a blemish in sight, until Olaf himself introduces cracks in this perfect surface. That is also what happens in […]
Nicolas Provost 19:52, Color, Stereo, US, 2010 Provost analyzes and plays with film genres, editing techniques, sound and plot, always keeping emotions and beauty central to the experience. ‘Stardust’ is the second part of a trilogy in which Nicolas Provost blurs the boundaries between fiction and reality. For this trilogy, Provost has chosen three iconic […]
Minna Parkkinen 06:00, Color, DolbySR, FI, 2010 „Circle“ illustrates the devastating sorrow caused by the death of a loved one, the interim survival, and slow recovery. The film, which is the final part of a trilogy, depicts the joy of life returning and the perception of beauty and mystery in everyday life.
Risto-Pekka Blom 03:20, Color, Stereo, FI, 2010 The video work combines distressed and contented sounds of a baby with images of adult men and women acting out the sounds and the feelings that they carry. The work deals, in a humorous way, with our innate need to feel accepted, loved and happy.
Erwin Olaf 05:11, Color, Stereo, NL, 2010 ‘Dawn’ is almost literally the negative pendant of Erwin Olaf’s video work and photo series ‘Dusk’. Both videos portray an ‘upper middle class’ family in a stylized home interior dating from the early 20th century. As in so many of Olaf’s works, ‘Dusk’ and ‘Dawn’ are characterized by […]