Foto EMMA (c) Maija Blåfield: The Fantastic, 2020. Video still.

Maija Blåfield: The Fantastic

Ahertajantie 5, 02100 Espoo
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

The Fantastic by Maija Blåfield is an exploration of the relationship between imagination and reality as it manifests in how people encounter the unknown.

The Fantastic by Maija Blåfield is an exploration of the relationship between imagination and reality as it manifests in how people encounter the unknown. 

The short film features interviews with former North Koreans, who describe their ideas about the outside world derived from smuggled Western fiction films they have seen. Combining documentary footage with visual effects, the work plays with the interface between experienced reality and belief.

Maija Blåfield (b. 1973) is an award-winning artist and filmmaker based in Helsinki. Her works examine the ambiguity of our experience of reality, often through experimental narrative. The Fantastic (2020) is presented in the media space of the Touch exhibition.

EMMA

27.8.-22.1.2023

Admission fee 10/20€, under 18 and over 70 yrs free entry