New film by Perttu Saksa premieres at Docpoint

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Still from Perttu Saksa's film Animal Image (Mouka Filmi, 2018)

Photographic artist Perttu Saksa’s film Animal Image (Eläimen kuva) premiers at DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival on Tuesday 30 January, with an additional screening on Friday, 2 February.

Animal Image is an experimental film project where the music is a wordless language between man and animal, an instinctive stream of sound weaving a web around the visual images. The film portrays the nature writer and photographer Heikki Willamo as he embarks on his journey towards attempting to capture the essence of an animal in an image. Moving images are combined with improvised music performed by Verneri Pohjola and Mika Kallio.

Perttu Saksa is also one of the candidates for the Ars Fennica Award 2017. In his new photographic works, Saksa investigates the human condition and the way our actions are at odds with nature, with the environment and with ourselves. The exhibition of the award candidates, Maija Blåfield, Pekka and Teija Isorättyä, Perttu Saksa, Kari Vehosalo and Camilla Vuorenmaa is on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma until 18 February 2018. Winner of the 40.000 € award will be announced in the beginning of February.

Read more about Animal Image here.
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