The Big Crunch

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The Big Crunch
video installation
2012
9:16 (vertical)
10 min 46 sec
silent or stereo
work with the support of Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo

The Big Crunch is a video installation that communicates the presence of humans on earth and human intelligences take on the apocalypse. It is an examination on how humans react to the end of the world and how we read signs and symbols found in nature to try to demystify our existence. We see images beginning from mathematical innovations, the golden section and Fibonacci sequence to the end of the world, the Big Crunch.

“Our observations and our learning shape the universe into being, time is a creation of our minds, laws are generated by our thoughts and conclusions. Once we reach unity, we will reach universal consciousness and the answer.”

Directed by Sami Sänpäkkilä
Writer, cinematographer and editor: Sami Sänpäkkilä
Production manager: Maiju Laitinen
Key grip, gaffer: Alpo Nummelin
Best boy: Tanja Glad
Make-up artist: Elisa Uimonen
Costume designer: Anne-Mari Pahkala
Animation: Enrico Glerean
CGI artist: Mikko Kalliomäki
Runner: Antti Halmetoja

Actors: Jenna Snellman, Tanjalotta Räikkä, Teemu Markkula, Elissa Määttänen, Tomi Paulamäki

Eyes: Elissa Määttänen, Sami Sänpäkkilä, Jussi Virhiä, Jenni Ala-Kyyny, Ninni Luhtasaari, Teemu Markkula, Noora Federley, Ville Pirinen, Tomi Palsa, Ismo Torvinen, Laura Laukkanen, Seela Dahlman, Mikko Kyrönviita, Aino Louhi, Juhana Suoniemi, Hannaleena Heiska

Thank you: Pirkkalan VPK / Kare Willberg, Etelä Pohjanmaan Pelastuslaitos (Lehtimäen paloasema) / Eerik Kaltiaisenaho, Raija Pynnönen, Tampereen Työväen Teatterin puvustamo / Katri Innanmaa, Anssi Kasitonni & Maria Stereo, Lari Aaltonen, Wille Klen, Susanna Snellman, Tampereen URSA / Pasi Paunu, Matti Joki, Tampereen vesi / Matti Virkamäki, Petri Ylönen, Heikki Sundelin, Veli-Pekka Suorsa, Pekka Myllyharju, Petri Paulamäki, Matti Sänpäkkilä, Laura Köönikkä, Espace Louis Vuitton Japan / Christine Vendredi-auzanneau, Naoko Nishida.


The Big Crunch can be seen at The Awakening exhibition at Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo, Japan. Open June 9th – September 9th, 2012 everyday from noon until 8pm. Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo, Japan

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