Still of a House / Maja vaikelu

HD-video, stereo audio, circa 5 min. Work in progress

Sound by Klaus Rabeder

 

Stills from the rough cut of the video

 

EXCERPT FROM THE POEM

 

'When life has left the house,

berries will stay forever unripe

flowerbeds will look like tombs

wind becomes unfriendly...ยด

 

SHORT CONCEPT

 

'Still of a House' is a hybrid documentary film telling a story of a historic family house through the means of abstraction, b-category film ghost effects, experimental camera work, foley sounds, melody and short poem. It aims to unravel an uncanny feeling of an old abandoned house, where nothing and everything seems to move at the same time. A certain oversaturation of history that seems to inhabit houses after the inhabitants have left. Without talking heads telling their story, the house itself becomes the protagonist and the tools of film making (montage, camera movement, sound) become its chosen form of communication.