SCORCHED - APPROPRIATION AND FOUND FOOTAGE IN FINNISH ARTISTS’ MOVING IMAGES
The finnish artist and curator Kari Yli-Annala, presents Scorched Ground - Appropriation and Found Footage in Finnish Artists’ Moving Images, a compilation where the original materials have been given a new life, and the use of technology by humans as well as the scars or scorched marks of history are paid special attention. The program includes works by Miia Rinne, Mika Taanila, Seppo Renvall, Sami van Ingen, Saara Ekström, Elina Oikari, Juha van Ingen and Jarkko Räsänen.
For this compilation dealing with found images and other traces, I have chosen Finnish artists’ moving image works where the original materials have been given a new life. The use of technology by humans and the scars or scorched marks of history are being paid special attention. Like all bodies, film bodies can get old and damaged and still express lived vividity. The traces of the past are not resurrections but reminders that they are living entities, made freshly visible within new bodies of moving images.
Focus Finland #1
Experimented, (ab)used, remembered
Focus Finland #2
Consumed, compressed, resurfaced