Moderate Manipulations

This film aims to show how positions (individual and political) are subject to constant internally and externally driven change. It was done in and out one of the last remaining futuristic houses, called Futuro, designed by Finnish Architect Matti Suuronen in 1968. Two professional advertising models were hired and dressed in Marimekko’s 60’s fashion gowns. Each of the models was asked to perform according to some of the attitudes and formal patterns, akin to poses they have learned. The film becomes as a syntagmatic apparatus, almost a simulation of a chess game, where positions are constantly repeated, calculated and slightly adjusted. Constant repetition in a form of a retake will put emphasis not only on the power relations of each object but also expectations of the future to come. The idea of scenario is used in order to underline the different positions we take in relation to the future but also to refer to the construction of this video itself.

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