12:38, HD video, sound
cinematography: Venla Helenius & Elina Kaakinen
editing: Venla Helenius
costumes: Venla Helenius
Music: Tytti Arola
Lighting design (installation): Sofia Palillo
English translation: Eve Lahikainen
Venla: Hey can I read you something, I wrote a text for this.
Elina: well, okay, go ahead.
Venla: Okay, so you can tell if it’s good or not. wait a minute.
Okay, so this is kinda for you.
Elina: Okay then.
Venla: I’m thinking about how certain routines stick, and how we forget others. A familiar
movement of hands when you wrap your hair around rollers. When you put on your favourite
outfit. A white t-shirt with a lace collar. Velvet, swarming with light pink worms. A straw hat,
and the sun shines through it and paints crisscross on your face.
Elina: That’s lovely.
Venla: When I was a kid, I put on outfits that I found in your wardrobe, hats and shoes. I
walked and danced around the yard, my feet in these big shoes, dragging them like ships.
Elina: (Laughter) Oh we had so much.
Venla: I was an elf, a magician, a fairy, a star, and a troll. And you encouraged me to be all
that and more.
Venla: Now, right here, you’ve started to tell the same stories over and over again. But when
you listen closely, the stories take shape into new ones, time after time.
Elina: Yeah, oh my.
Venla: Repetitive words, and new paths and details are created beside them. A whole new
world is created around memories. A world that is present here and now, in brief moments.
Elina: Oh my, you know how to put it, I’m almost crying.
Venla: You lead me into worlds where we still know how to play, where we feel passionate
and ecstatic. Electric surges in the body, that’s also what we call desire. You close your eyes
and you hum. Silvery sounds that are moved and shaped by light breaths of air. You say that
we have a voice and we are not afraid to use it.
Elina: Yeah, think about it.
Venla: The space expands while you’re standing there. You move your arms, and here we
have this kind of world.
Elina: So, are you saying that you felt playful?
Venla: well yeah.
Elina: So, neither one of us felt like nervous at all.
"We lived together for two months, thinking about questions that arise from intergenerational knowledge and a relationship based on mutual care.
video link: https://youtu.be/7jjr-44h_fY