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Heikki by the sea

THE BENCH

A relaxed journey with the bench.

“On the bench I used to wash my kids. The surface of the bench feels like smooth skin. I have even slept on it during hard times.”

The Bench is a portrait of performance artist Heikki Mäntymaa and a documentation of his acts.

Vimeo (low HDresolution) version

manuscript Heikki Mäntymaa and Aimo Hyvärinen
director/camera Aimo Hyvärinen
producer
Aimo Hyvärinen
editor Irma Silvennoinen and Aimo Hyvärinen

2014
HD 16:9 , 7 min. 30 sec.
also installation version - thirteen scenes for three videoscreens 3 x 11 min.
On display in Galleria Nykyaika, Tampere 5-27.3.2016.

First screening at Aave festival, Helsinki, 10.4.2015.

Funding by Taike / media art section and Visek

Walk with Pilgrims 2016

The Bench 2014

Slow dance 2012

artist´s head -08

view on truth -02

hillahulluus -00

almost swedes -99

chaos and beauty -97

siisti yhteys -96

spasmus-95

money talks-95

choices-94

clayfire-94

a hero with
1000 faces
-91

photograph, a way
to subconsciousness
-90

wood is the fate
of forest  
-88

the basque country-87

towards pure
earth
-87