Published by Steidl. Foreword by Daniel Birnbaum, Ann-Sofi Noring, Siitari Pirkko.
Eija-Liisa Ahtila is one of the most accomplished and recognized contemporary Nordic artists working today, and Parallel Worlds presents her most recent bodies of work. Ahtila has been an indefatigable pioneer of multi-media art since her video and performance breakthrough in the 1990s, and her influential position in cinema was cemented in 2011 when she was appointed to the feature films jury of the Venice Film Festival. Parallel Worlds shows Ahtila's ongoing concern with the experience of being human, her complex narratives incorporating art historical and literary references, her adaption of commercial and documentary filmic styles, as well as her current interest in bio-politics and post-humanism.
Published by Crystal Eye. Edited by Ilppo Pohjola. Introduction by Eija-Liisa Ahtila. Text by Mieke Bal.
Finnish video artist and photographer Eija-Liisa Ahtila (born 1959) tells the stories of ordinary human beings undergoing what seem to be bouts of insanity or supernatural occurrence. This volume records her three-channel installation and film The Annunciation, reproducing its script and 100 stills from the work.
PUBLISHER CRYSTAL EYE
BOOK FORMAT Flexi, 8.5 x 10.75 in. / 136 pgs / 100 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 9/30/2012 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: FALL 2012 p. 158
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Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Ziba Ardalan de Weck. Text by Alison Butler, Nancy Princenthal.
Inspired by true stories, the films of Eija-Liisa Ahtila depict people whose worlds appear to fall apart completely. Where is Where? tells the story of a Finnish author researching a terrible crime from the Algerian War, who is paid a visit by Death, incarnated in the tradition familiar from The Seventh Seal. This volume records the film in beautiful stills with captioned dialogue.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Elisabeth Bronfen, Régis Durand, Doris Krystof.
In her most recent work, published here for the first time (alongside other select projects), the important Finnish video artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila challenges traditional explanations for Northern European melancholy--instead questioning the concept of "normality" and examining existential, abstract themes such as co-existence and exclusion, childhood and violence, life and death.