Aurinkokellari – The Suncellar

The Suncellar was first exhibited at The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts gallery. I was selected as the Paulo Foundation artist of the year 2006. Below is footage of that exhibition.

The Suncellar is an installation and is projected on five separate screens that require three rooms. All screens require stereo sound.

“The extensive work Aurinkokellari (2006) features a prophetic sequence of events. In the film, an eccentric character in control of human life “removes” three people. The impression, akin to death, is frightening in its severity. And yet there is a warm belief in human beings to be found in this work, much like everywhere in Sänpäkkilä’s art – not to mention a dollop of unexpected humour.”
– Jonni Roos

Aurinkokellari (The Suncellar)
Shot on: super 8
Presentation format: 5 projections from a DVD
33 minutes / 4:3 / 2006

Directed by Sami Sänpäkkilä
Gaffer, focus puller Jonni Kullas
Production manager: Ilmari Huttu-Hiltunen
Cinematography, editing: Sami Sänpäkkilä
Production assistant in Lapland: Janne Putkonen, Ari ”Nappi” Korhonen
Focus puller in Lapland: Niko-Matti Ahti
Set designer and decorator: Maria Haapala
Script girl: Katja Koponen
Costume designer: Emilia Eriksson
Catering: Aino Louhi
Music: Es / Sami Sänpäkkilä

Jan Anderzén, Varpu Lehtomäki, Katja Koponen, Suvi Mäkinen, Elissa Määttänen, Mika Rättö

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