We all have heard from someone about how glorious past times were. From our elderly, some fiend, even ourselves. From our grandparents time, medieval era, even further behind.
But what would the folks of past times would feel in this time?
In this piece, Elli Vuorinen characters reflect on busy modern life.
“Still Lives (Kiirehessä Liikkumatoin) is an experimental stop motion animation (6min) starring traditional figurines from folk art from various times and places. Accompanied by a soundtrack of narrators facing the pressures of modern life, these characters explore the theme of busy stillness from different points of view in seven separate scenes: a couple on an antique bridal box breaks up, turning into tinder; an ancient statue in a glass showcase grows tired of hearing about the dynamic potential of shared workspaces, and the runners on a clay jar are stuck in a never-ending workout session.”