I Call Myself Sane

An experimental film work combining poetry, music and moving image.

The work is based on a poetry-music work of the same name by Teemu Hirvilammi and Ari Taskinen (from the album Asfalttia ja ruohoa, 2001 Sammakko) .

I executed this work on film material by eg. painting, scratching, exposing and developing film in a dark room built in the boiler room of our house.

I used materials collected from nature, such as dandelion seeds, leaves of plants, mosses and dead mosquitos. Additionally I used various gauzes, nets, pantyhoses, cellophane and other found material and images shot on 16mm film. 

Niina Suominen: script, design, camera, editing, direction, production, post production.
Teemu Hirvilammi: poem, recitation.
Ari Taskinen: musiikki / music.

Production supported by: The Arts Council of Varsinais-Suomi, AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture, The Arts Council of City of Turku, Taike - The Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

1st prize, Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand, France.