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Metamorphosis - The Film

Photos: Mari Waegelein




16mm black and white film



Hannaleena Heiska & Minna Tervamäki

Cinematography: Kerttu Hakkarainen

Edited by: Oskar Franzen F.C.E.

Composer: Timo Kaukolampi

Gaffer: Janne Jääskeläinen

Best boy & grip: Olli Kukkonen

First assistant camera: Janina Witkowski

Colorist: Hannu Käki

Production assistants: Ingrid Orman, Laura Nenonen, Mimosa Isomäki & Katinka Van Der Jagt


What happens when the audience and staff have left and the art begins to live its own life? The work suggests indulging in a viewing experience and surrendering to the introduction of non-verbal narration. Metamorphosis is an experimental short film shot on 16mm black and white film that combines painting and contemporary ballet. The film is the result of an interdisciplinary collaboration between visual artist Hannaleena Heiska and dancer-choreographer Minna Tervamäki. It was shot in the empty exhibition hall of the Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA.

The work will be screened at:

- the On Art Dance & Music festival, Warsaw, Poland, on Aug the 17th 2023 at 22:30


The work has already been screened at:

- the Experimental film Guanajuato festival, Mexico

- the Kinoskop International Festival of Analog Experimental Cinema in Belgrade, Serbia

- the 35th Minimalen Short Film Festival at Nova Kinocenter, Trondheim, Norway

- the 41st edition of Le Festival International du Film sur l’Art (Le FIFA), Canada

- the Tampere Film Festival 2023, Finland

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