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Nu montant un escalator (2017)

3’30”, 4K video, stereo

After Marcel Duchamp, Nude Descending a Staircase (Nu descendant un escalier), 1912

Directed and performed by Elina Brotherus / Image: Nathalie Durand / Editing: Elina Brotherus and Lauri Astala / Original music and sound design: Antti Ikonen / Post-production: Lauri Astala



Wind Music (2017)

2’54”, HD video, stereo

After Mieko Shiomi, Wind Music, Fluxversion I, 1963: Scores are blown away from stands by wind from a strong fan in the wings as the orchestra tries to hold them.

Directed and filmed by Elina Brotherus / Performed by Elina Brotherus and Vera Nevanlinna / Editing and post-production: Elina Brotherus and Lauri Astala / Sound design: Antti Ikonen


The Baldessari Assigments




Running Past Camera – Running Toward Camera (2017)

3’19”, 4K video, silent

After John Baldessari, Running Past Camera – Running Toward Camera, 1971

Directed, filmed and performed by Elina Brotherus / Editing and post-production: Elina Brotherus and Lauri Astala



Composition based on say, one gallon of paint (Arles) (2017)

8’41”, HD video, silent

After John Baldessari, Composition based on the duration of say, one gallon of paint, from List of Art Ideas for 1st Class of CalArts, Post Studio (If They Have No Ideas of Their Own from which to Make a Piece), 1970.

Directed, performed and filmed by Elina Brotherus / Editing: Elina Brotherus and Lauri Astala / Post-production: Lauri Astala


Meaningless Work



4’33” (2017)

from "Meaningless Work" series

6’42”, HD video, stereo

After John Cage, 4’33”, 1952

Directed, filmed and performed by Elina Brotherus / Editing: Elina Brotherus and Lauri Astala / Post-production and sound design: Lauri Astala


Tango Trousers - Music Videos


Marcellon Teema / Marcello's Theme (2015)

from Tangohousut / Tango Trousers series

6'11", HD video, stereo.

Music composed by Maria Kalaniemi, performed by Maria Kalaniemi (accordion, voice) and Eero Grundström (harmonium, harmonica) / Camera and editing: Elina Brotherus / Recording and mixing of music: Eero Grundström / Mastering of music: Taito Hoffrén / Produced by: Elina Brotherus, Maria Kalaniemi, Serlachius Museums, AVEK


Mirror Piece





Mirror Piece (2015)

2'04", HD video, 16:9, silent

After the original idea of Shiomi Mieko, 1963.

Camera, editing and performance: Elina Brotherus


The Black Bay Sequence




The Black Bay Sequence (2010)

60'12", HD video, 16:9, silent.

The Black Bay Sequence evolves from an earlier series of works called Baigneurs (I, II and III, 2001/2003). In these Brotherus showed unclothed swimmers in the Northern Arctic lakes and the sea. In this new piece we also see a swimmer go into the water, a woman. The title is a translation of the name of the Finnish lake where the work is filmed – Mustalahti.


Montagne





Montagne (2004)

1'09", DV PAL 4:3, silent.

The form of a mountain is revealed at the passage of a cloud. A continuation of the research started in the video Miroir, 2001.


Baigneurs



Baigneurs (2001/2003)

13'56", DV PAL 4:3, silent

Baigneurs is a 3-channel video installation that portrays nude swimmers in Finnish nature. The form is cyclic, repetitive: a swimmer plunges into water and returns, waves hit the shore; only the places and figures change. The bodies are simultaneously beautiful and banal.

Direction, camera, editing: Elina Brotherus


Miroir


Miroir (2001)

2'25", DV PAL 4:3, silent.

Miroir is an investigation of a process that takes place in time. Vapor on a mirror disappears and reveals the mirror image, the portrait. The video Miroir is a moving image counterpart to my photographic work Le Miroir, a series of 5 photographs. It can also be seen as an allegory of Photography, which in its origins (daguerrotype) was a mirror (a copper plate coated with silver) where an image gradually appeared during the developing.

Direction, camera, editing: Elina Brotherus


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