Atomic, 11:53 min, Color, Stereo, Finland, 2020
HNV is a collective of three artists from different fields of arts: Felicia Honkasalo, Akuliina Niemi, and Sinna Virtanen. Their works are hybrids between music, theatre and fine arts.
Atomic is a poetic journey, which tells the story of one particular jewel. The jewel was commissioned by the US army in 1945. The ornamental stone is radioactive Trinitite, which was born as a side product of the first nuclear test in New Mexico. In this small object merge total violence, beauty, precious, sublime ja particular materials and human incompleteness.