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Eija-Liisa Ahtila

Ilppo Pohjola

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2011 | 6 min | 6-channel projected installation | 16:9 | Audio 5.1 | No dialogue

HORIZONTAL is a six-channel moving image work of a living spruce tree. The idea of the work is to show the tree in its entirety, as far as possible retaining its natural size and shape. Because a life-size tree does not fit in a standard-sized human space, the tree is presented horizontally in the form of successive projected images. The work is a portrait of the tree. It is a record of its existence as a living organism, or perhaps more to the point, a presentation of the difficulty of perceiving and recording a spruce tree with the methods of visual documentation invented by humans.

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Written & Directed by EIJA-LIISA AHTILA
Cinematography ANTTI RUUSUVUORI
Editing HEIKKI KOTSALO
Sound Design PETER NORDSTRÖM
Production support AVEK
Production ILPPO POHJOLA/CRYSTAL EYE