Finnish with English subtitles
The storyteller wanders in the forest and encounters sculpture like foam animals that archers have used for target practice. The encounter evolves into a collage journey to the mutual history of humanity and animality, embracing issues about animal representation, where mental asylums – public attractions in an early stage – equate with zoos and American industrial slaughterhouses, which were common tourist attractions until the 1950s.
Marjo Levlin (b. 1966) is an visual artist and filmmaker living in Helsinki. In her works, she contemplates both personal and universal themes, combining history and current phenomena. Levlin’s works have been presented in solo and group exhibitions as well as festivals since the mid-1990s in Finland and abroad.