MSL & Jaakko Pallasvuo Fruits of the Loom
A fluorescent wink from a dark future.
In this film of polar extremes, partying meets existentialism, nature meets nurture, and the mundane meets the sacred. Two men retreat to a snowy Nordic wilderness to wrestle with ideas surrounding money and their place in life. Together they father a dismembered plastic doll who cannot grow old and cannot escape the influence of her respectively capitalist and communist dads. Sinister Lynchian lighting and the mourning of stillborn utopias contrast with cheesy George Michael moments and a general air of playfulness.
MSL (Antti Jussila and Jari Kallio) is a collective from Finland interested in our thrilling, troubled existence in all its complexity. Jaakko Pallasvuo is a multidisciplinary artist based in Helsinki. Their work explores anxiety, the performed self and the end of the world.
As part of ‘We Love You’, a multidisciplinary programme on love beyond the romantic and the self - sep oct nov dec 2019.
In collaboration with Loods 12 & Godart Bakkers
FI, 2019, 32’, Finnish spoken, English titles
Loops every 45’