The experimental film Amplifier by Saara Ekström is a reflection on the presence and significance of history in our everyday surroundings. The work focuses on Helsinki Olympic Stadium, regarded as one of the most beautiful sports buildings in the world. Completed in 1938, for Olympic Games that never took place, it represents a historical paradigm shift and stands as a modernist landmark for utopia and oblivion. As the stadium closed for public due to major renovations, its abandoned athletic arena, shattered benches and bulldozed foundations provoked a chain of conflicting thoughts.
Director and cinematographer: Saara Ekström,
editor: Eero Tammi,
sound design: Pietu Korhonen, Heikki Kossi / studio: H5 Film Sound Ltd, choreography and dance: Heikki Vienola,
magician: Robert Jägerhorn,
costume designer: Erika Turunen,
mask: Studio Bertjan Pot,
foley artist: Heikki Kossi,
camera operators (dance): Saara Ekström, Liisa Lounila, Teemu Lehmusruusu, assistant director (dance): Heikki Innanen.