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Mika Taanila & Harry Salmenniemi - Tectonic Plate (Mannerlaatta)

Mika Taanila & Harry Salmenniemi - Tectonic Plate (Mannerlaatta)

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Blu-ray boxset of the film 'Tectonic Plate' plus 2 bonus films and a 32 page booklet

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After returning from a lengthy business trip to Tokyo, the  nameless protagonist is inexplicably stuck at a hotel nearby the Helsinki airport. The events are fixed to the character’s life-style of constant jet lag and multitasking.  The use of various technical devices, such as phones, computers and heart rate monitors, slivers his time-management and modifies the consciousness.

In the ’camera-less’ experiment Tectonic Plate, visual-artist Mika Taanila’s photograms and poet Harry Salmenniemi’s stark intertitles simulate the jet-laggy anxiety of international air travel. Pages from security pamphlets are distorted into rough particles of grain; a five-minute zoom-out transforms words into geometric patterns. These shifts between legibility and abstraction often literally force the viewer’s eyes to refocus, dislocating both cognitive and sensory perception; the resulting dissociative panic produces a very bodily feeling of free fall. The physically droughts photograms, which alternatively evoke encephalographs or airport x-rays of carry-on items, anchor the out-of-body paranoia in an unshakable tactility. Opening the stylish bound book of Salmenniemi’s text in the box set (which also contains two shorts by Taanila) reawakens the sensory trauma: ”I am an accident that is happening to someone else.” – Chloe Lizotte, Film Comment

Contents

The region free disc contains Mika Taanila’s cameraless film Tectonic Plate (2016, both English and Finnish versions), an audio commentary by Olaf Möller and Taanila plus two extra shorts: Optical Sound (2005, music by [The User] and A Physical Ring (2002, music by Mika Vainio).

The box set contains two volumes of books (ENG/FIN, each 126 pages) with the original texts for the film by Harry Salmenniemi and a 32-page illustrated booklet. Limited edition 300 copies.

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Artist(s)
Mika Taanila & Harry Salmenniemi
Format
Region free Blu-ray. Audio 5.1 (except A Physical Ring 2.0)
Year
2016
Language(s)
Finnish & English versions
Author(s)
Harry Salmenniemi
Runtime
194 min
Pages
126 pages
Publisher
testifilmi

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Blu-ray boxset of the film 'Tectonic Plate' plus 2 bonus films and a 32 page booklet

Film before film

A film by Werner Nekes.

A boxset with a film by Boris Lehman on 2 DVDs and a 160page book with texts from Boris.

This DVD includes the following films by Nicky Hamlyn:
Zöetrope (2', 2008)
Autogrill Verghereto (2', 2008)
Double Fence (20', 2010)
La Défense (2', 2013)
Ernest Atkinson Park (23', 2012)
Pareo (2', 2013)
East Croydon (15',  2012)
Films (2', 2013)
Spinning Shadow (3', 2013)
Place Vauban (10', 2012)
Berlin Moiré (2', 2013)

Artist(s)
Mika Taanila & Harry Salmenniemi Werner Nekes, Bernd Upnmoor, Christoph Schlingensief, Serge Roman, Anthony Moore Boris Lehman, IMAGE: Michael Sander, Antoine-Marie Meert SON/SOUND: Henri Morelle, MONTAGE/EDITING: Daniel De Valck
Format
Region free Blu-ray. Audio 5.1 (except A Physical Ring 2.0) DVD5, PAL, 4:3 3 DVD9 PAL Interzone/Region 0, 4:3, Mono, livre broché/paperback book
Original format
35mm 16mm video
Year
2016 1985 1991 2015
Language(s)
Finnish & English versions German, English, French French
Author(s)
Harry Salmenniemi Werner Nekes Boris Lehman Nicky Hamlyn
Subtitles
English, German
Runtime
194 min 80 min 380 min 83'
Pages
126 pages 160 pages
Publisher
testifilmi Werner Nekes RE:VOIR, Editions Yellow Now Re:voir