Narrated by a shrew and a lion, Strange tells the story of how the main character, Riša, half-accidentally visits an unusual party.
Mäkelä has defined her piece as an audio play in film form. The audio and video run as separate, only loosely connected entities. At times the visuals flow alongside the narration, while at other times providing associative commentary.
Mox Mäkelä (b. 1958) is a Finnish concept artist with over 40 years of active working experience. The intertwining and recurring themes in her works reflect on ownership, the shallowness and slowly advancing decay of civilization and the deterioration of environment. Through various combinations of these themes, Mäkelä glides from one art form to another: from films to installations, from cinema to audio narrations. Instead of viewing her wide productions as individual art pieces, they could be seen as parts in a series, as sequences or as an all-encompassing whole. Mäkelä’s pieces have been on display both in Finland and in international art viewings and film festivals.
WAMx 20 Aug–10 Oct 2021
Video, black and white, sound, duration 01:51
- Tue: 10.30, 12.30 and 14.30
- Wed-Thu: 11.30, 13.30, 15.30 and 17.30
- Fri-Sun: 10.30, 12.30 and 14.30
- The gallery may be entered at any time during the screening.
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