Feat. Studies on the Ecology of Drama
“How to depict living things? How to approach them? How to convey a different way of being, another being's world? How to make it into a continuous event that becomes part of our idea of reality?”
STUDIES ON THE ECOLOGY OF DRAMA is a 4-channel projected moving image installation and single-channel film that uses the methods of presentation as a path to the company of other living beings. It expands upon the issues of ecological moving image narrative explored in her previous works – the focus in this work being on presentation, imaging and imagination in the context of the moving image.
4k/2k remastering project
Crystal Eye is remastering all existing works, installations and films by Eija-Liisa Ahtila and Ilppo Pohjola. Detailed digital restoration is executed from the original camera and laboratory negatives and the original audio sources to reach maximum image and audio quality – without losing artist's original intention and the film look. The project will be finished by the end of this y...
eija-liisa ahtila @ marian goodman gallery, new york
Marian Goodman Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition of a 4-screen moving image installation by Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Studies on the Ecology of Drama, in our Third Floor Gallery between 1 March – 22 April 2017. The film version of this work had its premier at ‘Forum Expanded’ at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival this month. The work was also included in the comp...
Berlinale / FORUM EXPANDED - THE STARS DOWN TO EARTH
The selection process for the 67th Berlin International Film Festival / the 12th Forum Expanded is currently being finalized. This year’s theme is “The Stars Down to Earth”.
The search for ways to enable art to deal with an increasingly intangible reality forms an essential similarity between the selected works. Bringing one’s gaze back down to earth now seems more...
eija-liisa ahtila @ guggenheim museum bilbao
From May 12 to August 28, 2016, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is proud to present the Spanish premiere of Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s The Annunciation (2010). This will be the seventh work to appear in the Museum’s Film & Video Gallery, inaugurated in 2014 and dedicated to video art, video installation, and the moving image.
Eija-Liisa Ahtila (b. 1959, Hämeenlinna, Finland) sh...
Ecologies of Drama - text anthology published in the u.S.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery has published a 300-page anthology featuring texts on Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s moving image works. The anthology, titled "Eija-Liisa Ahtila: ECOLOGIES OF DRAMA – Collected Writings, Interviews, and Scripts", features a great variety of essays and conversational articles by various authors, as well as the synopses and scripts of all Ahtila’s movin...
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Eija-Liisa Ahtila is a contemporary visual artist and filmmaker. She experiments with narrative storytelling in her films and cinematic installations. In her earlier works she has dealt with the unsettling human dramas at the centre of personal relationships, dealing e.g. with teenage sexuality, family relations, mental disintegration and death. Her later works, however, deal with more profound and basic artistic questions where she investigates the processes of perception and attribution of meaning, at times in the light of a larger cultural and existential thematic like colonialism, faith and posthumanism.
Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s exhibitions, film screenings and related projects around the world.
Contact: Eija-Liisa Ahtila
Tel. +358 9 694 2308
Eija-Liisa Ahtila is represented by
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, London & Paris
Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s works are produced by Crystal Eye – Kristallisilmä Oy