Artworks 2010



Tony

A video installation.

In the video there is a street musician sitting on a concrete traffic-blocker, playing drums and singing. In the installation the figure and the concrete blocks have been cut off from the background. On the crowded street people are quickly passing by, while the musician is cheerfully greeting the passers-by. Occasionally few people stop for a moment to watch the musician's performance.

The musician repetitively sings the theme song of the iconic "Moomin"-tv-series. Due to the noticeable language barrier, he improvises a great part of the lyrics, or melts them into rhytm.

There is perhaps unintentional humour and irony in this performance when reflected against the current sociopolitical issues, but the video can also be seen in a much more darker perspective - as an image of an isolated moving subject and the constantly fading and inaccessible environment.

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