|Strange Place for Snow
2010, HD video
Work produced during Berwick Gymnasium fellowship 2009-2010
Photos: Yael Schmidt
Cinematography: Minttu Mäntynen
Two part video ‘Strange Place for Snow’ is a fictional work portraying a woman’s interaction with her environment, inundated with uncertainty she explores the changing architectural landscape as sites for new scenarios to be played, it presents a time shift between spaces as an imaginary time travel. Several sequences are simultaneously fragmented and connected by moments that seem to bring the woman further in time. There is an obvious attempt to confuse the idea of time and the separation between the past and the future.
The text is borrowed from H G Wells’ novel The Time Machine, while the costumes are adapted from Mayakovsky’s futurist play The Bed Bug. Both fictions featured a time machine and discovery of a new future society. Halonen uses the principle of the Moebius strip to subvert and structure the space and time of this video. She explores the space of anticipation, anxiety and strategy.