Sense of Self
Sense of Self is an experimental short film that studies being on the border of movement and lifelessness. The starting point for this process is the phenomenon called death-by-overwork which in Japan carries the name karōshi. Death-by-overwork is an extreme symptom of fatigue. The phenomenon is connected to the normalization of the effectiveness brought to us by the modern society. This idealization of effectiveness and one’s achievements is wearing human beings out. People are experiencing stress more than ever. Sense of Self is an endeavour to dance out this trance-like state of the achievement society.
Choreography: Linda Martikainen
Cinematography: Theofanis Kavvadas
Sound design: Jyri Pirinen
Costume and spatial design: Siru Kosonen
Dance: Geoffrey Erista, Mia Jaatinen, Joonas Luomala
Supported by: Arts Promotion Centre Finland’s Art Council of Uusimaa
Sense of Self will premier in 2022.