Orange Morning Paper River
Absurd as the world today.
Irrational & dream-like film is a montage of strange images and stream of consciousness.
The original 16 mm film footage has been altered, literally destroyed, by scratching, drawing, painting and taping grass, yarn, spices, letters, text and images on the film. The reworked footage has been reshot and edited digitally.
The audio is an abstract layered montage of voice fragments and sounds of scraping, whizzing, buzzing and rattling recorded during playback of the reworked thick film reel on a 16 mm editing table.
Project Type:Experimental, Short
Runtime:6 minutes 35 seconds
Completion Date:September 1, 2011
Country of Origin:Finland
Shooting Format:16 mm converted to digital video
CINESONIKA International Film and Video FestivalVancouver
February 1, 2012
Gallery Å Solo ExhibitionTurku
March 1, 2012
THE BUDDHA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALMaharashtra
June 10, 2019
South Asian premiere
Best Editing Award
CUZCO UNDERGROUND CINEMA FESTIVALCUZCO
October 3, 2019
South American Premiere
KirsiMarja Metsähuone works with film, video and photography.
Themes of her work include human interaction, urban action, juxtaposing the incompatible, feminist issues, decay, memory, body, identity, deconstruction.
Metsähuone holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute/United States in experimental film and photography, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Academy of Fine Arts/Finland in media arts. Her videos and films have been shown e.g. in the United States, Finland, France, Italy, Spain, England, Canada, India, South America.
KirsiMarja Metsähuone is interested in non-narrative in film and narration in photographic expression. Often she works with image-text hybrids.
Her experimental short films and videos are without a traditional narrative and the structure is often times cyclical relying on repetition, close-ups and semi-abstract ambiguity.