Title: "FLY BUS TO FINLAND"
Videographer: BARBARA ROSENTHAL
Genres: PERSONAL VISION, EXPERIMENTAL DOCUMENTARY, DIARY, AUTOBIOGRAPHY, TRAVEL, EXISTENTIALISM, PERFORMANCE,
Languages: UNIMPORTANT OVERHEARD BACKGROUND CONVERSATIONS IN ENGLISH AND FINNISH AND OTHER LANGUAGES.
Run Time: 3min 30sec 24fr
Preview on Vimeo: vimeo.com/70411760
“FLY BUS TO FINLAND”, or the "FLY BUS (OUT OF RUSSIA) INTO FINLAND" is a simple video, shot of an insect on the bus window next to the artist. But, exemplifies Barbara Rosenthal’s sense of anxiety in all things, the desperate attempt to flee, and an entrapping but racing universe around us.
“I shot the footage, which you see in toto, with just a few bad frames cut from the beginning, and the last segment stretched in time so you can watch it better, on the bus from St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki, Finland in 2007. I’d had a big show of cartoon prints and books, and animation videos, in Moscow, and then gone to the small village about 5 hours north by train where Dostoyevsky summered called Starya Russa, then on to St. Petersburg another 5 hours, and now, more hours onward farther north.”
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