Experiencing Interruptions?

From One’s Silence to Other’s

A fragmented collage reassembles a life lost. A radiant yet fractured narrative replete with lacunae found in history and time, refracted through the half light of memory and film.


"From One's Silence To Other's" is a short experimental film made by Annika Rapo and Panu Johansson. The piece combines different kinds of materials in a collage-like way: it consists of short fragments, which all document certain places, objects or events.
All these are tied around one deceased person and his life-story.

The non-linear form of the film is used to describe the fragmentary nature of memories and the way we perceive them. Usually it is impossible to construct a full and solid life-story after the subject has passed away. Commonly some questions remain open and sometimes, as in our case, relatively large areas of past life are left in the shadows. However, this doesn't necessarily mean that this kind of story is not a suitable subject for a work of art. The story only has to be presented openly as it is: fragmented and full of gaps. Although the major narrative might be lost, some beautiful fragments still remain.

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  • Panu Johansson
  • Annika Rapo
  • Panu Johansson
  • Annika Rapo
  • Panu Johansson
  • Panu Johansson
  • Panu Johansson
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Hiljaisuudesta toiseen
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  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 EUR
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  • Shooting Format:
    Super 8
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Moviate Underground Film Festival 2016
    Harrisburg, PA
    United States
  • Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival 2015
    Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Bogotá Experimental Film Festival 2015
    Bogotá, Columbia
  • Unseen ZInema 3
    Madrid, Spain
    June 19, 2015
  • Experiments In Cinema­–Festival 2014
    Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image 2014
    Johnson City, NY, USA
  • Kinos Film Festival 2014
    Lahti, Finland
  • Antimatter [Media Art] Festival 2014
    Victoria, BC, Canada
  • THE SNOWBALL EFFECT – Northern Finland Biennale
    Rovaniemi Museum of Art, Finland
    June 13, 2014
    World Premiere
Distribution Information
  • AV-arkki – The Centre for Finnish Media Art
    Country: Finland
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Panu Johansson, Annika Rapo

Panu Johansson (b.1980) is a contemporary artist and experimental filmmaker from Finland. The medias I work with are moving image, photograph and sound. 
I have taken part in group exhibitions and different kinds of festivals since 2000 and arranged solo exhibitions since 2005. When working with moving image, I usually prefer film materials. I also like to use "found footage” materials whenever possible and produce the audio tracks for my films myself. Some important influences and reoccurring themes in my work are the history of avant-garde/experimental film and cultural history in general.

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