Studies on the Ecology of Drama
The film uses the methods of presentation as a path to the company of other living beings. It expands upon the issues of ecological moving image narrative – the focus being on presentation, imaging and imagination in the context of the moving image.
Eija-Liisa Ahtila (b. 1959, Hämeenlinna) is an artist and filmmaker. She works with moving image, making spatial multiple screen installations and short films. Her works have been exhibited in museums and biennales (eg.Tate Modern; MoMA NYC; JeP; Mori Art; Venice; Documenta, Kassel; Sao Paulo Biennale) and in the film festivals (eg. Berlin, Sundance, Venice) around the world. In 2011 she was appointed to the main jury of the Venice Film Festival and in 2013 she was the Chairwoman of the Jury in FIDMarseille. She studies at the KuVa Doctoral program. The starting point of her works and research is the eco-cinematic questions: how and with what kind of technology, drama and expressive devices can the image of our world be built in the present moment of ecological crisis.