yoga - katri aalto
film - ilsa hellman
music - mika vainio - stratostaatti from 'olento' 2013 (reissue)
Yogabahn is an improvised collaboration of a videographer and a yogi in the nocturnal U-bahn, capturing human movement against the dynamic urban aesthetics of Berlin.
Video was inspired by the first Berlin impressions of Finnish cinematography student Ilsa Hellman, just two weeks after her arrival to the cosmopolitan from a smaller European capital Helsinki (Finland). Yogabahn brings together the strong cut architectural geometrics of Rümmler's U7-stations, the taste of urban pressure - meditating on the challenge of creating your balance in the ever-shifting urban surroundings.
The intense soundscape is a creation of recently deceased, internationally celebrated Finnish experimental electronic music artist Mika Vainio (also known from Pan Sonic, Ø, Philus and his collaborations with Suicide's Alan Vega).