Salla Tykkä: Films & Videos

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | February 22, 2007

Thursday, February 22, 2007, 6pm

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Salla Tykkä in person!

Disquieting and seductive, the work of Finnish photographer and filmmaker Salla Tykkä mines the edges of experience with the language of our personal and collective dreams. Tykkä’s dense symbolic landscapes re-imagine Hollywood conventions as dreamlike rites of passage fraught with danger and possibility: a shirtless young woman boxes a much larger man in Power (1999); a Tippi Hedren look-a-like is pulled underwater in Zoo (2006); and a woman travels into a mysterious cavern in Cave (2003). Also on the program are Thriller (2001); Lasso (2000); Bitch: Portrait of the Happy One (1997); and My Hate is Useless (1996) among others. 1996-2006, Salla Tykkä, Finland, ca. 100 min, various formats.

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