|Moderate Manipulations, 6min, HD digital film, 2012
Photo: Minttu Mantynen
With Financial Support of Saari Manor Residency and AVEK, Finland
Video Moderate Manipulations offers a critical view towards the one’s position within the
changing of environment and politics. It aims is to show how positions are subject to constant
internally and externally driven change and examine the relation between build and natural
environment. The film was done by and in one of the last remaining futuristic houses, designed
by Finnish Architect Matti Suuronen in 1968, called Futuro. Two professional advertising models
were hired and dressed in outfits reminiscent of Marimekko’s fashion gowns.
Constant repetition in a form of a retake puts emphasis not only on the power relations of each
object but also expectations of the future to come. The film becomes as a syntagmatic apparatus,
almost as simulation of a chess game, where positions are constantly repeated, calculated and
slightly adjusted.The idea of scenario is used in order to underline the different positions one
takes in relation to future but also to function as reflexive component referring to the construction
of the film itself.