Coffee Tea or Dinosaurpee
video, 4.34 min 2011
A voice over is describing the work of an artist while she is trying to create a topic specific artwork for an exhibition. The topic is endangered wetlands, human versus Nature.
During the process the artist is feeling both artistic and sexual frustration and has difficulties in channeling her work in a satisfying direction.
She keeps referring to Nature and sex. Back and forth. She finds connections that at first glance seem far fetched - natural wetlands, marshlands and female genitalia. Somewhere the myth of the water spirit sneaks in.
In the end she finds a closure, where the circle closes and everything seems connected.
Video & editing: Nina Lassila
Voice over (s): Marco Wedel, Nina Lassila
Supported by Konstnärsnämnden SE, Svenska Kulturfonden FI
In my work I often combine different works, I make connections and use parts of texts that I write on daily basis. I often ponder with the question "what is important" - and this pondering mostly leads to a immense feeling of frustration. And the only way of getting rid of this feeling is allowing myself to act out the feeling. These moments often result in video performances, photographs and texts.