Kudryavka – Little ball of fur (2013)
Finnish with English subtitles
In an expanding universe, in the cosmic noise of celebratory speeches, with an eye always blackened by a punch. Kudryavka – Little ball of fur is a piece compiled mainly of archive material, centering around the launch of Laika the dog into space in 1957. Laika's original name was Kudryavka.
Risto-Pekka Blom (b. 1970) graduated from technical education but never felt motivated to pursue a career as a technician. After looking for a purpose in his life for a few years, he started at Tampere Polytechnic School of Art and Media, graduating in 2005. Since then, Blom’s video art has been exhibited in festivals and events in over twenty countries.