Eija-Liisa Ahtila was born in 1959 in Hameenlinna, Finland. She started working with audio-visual media in the late 1980s, exploring experimental narrative storytelling techniques, including the connection between short films and commercials, and the possibilities of narration in splitscreens and multiscreen installations. Her films have been successfully screened in over 50 international film festivals and on television, while her installations of the films have been mounted at such venues as Documenta11 and at the Tate Modern in London.
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In her most recent work, published here for the first time (alongside other select projects), the important Finnish video artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila challenges traditional explanations for Northern European melancholy--instead questioning the concept of "normality" and examining existential, abstract themes such as co-existence and exclusion, childhood and violence, life and death.
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