Hand / Dance / Power - Riina Saastamoinen
Hand/Dance/Power is a rhythmical montage of visually pleasing images: a set of figures, shapes, signs and gestures presented by the human hand, arranged in a careful linear form. The working focus within the filming and the editing process was on rhythm and shape, and on the relation of the video camera to the body of the dancer. The film was made as a preliminary study of the larger project Nameless, which examines the anonymity of the human body. The project attempts to position the human body as an innocent observer of today's society and its ruling values.
Directing, camera and editing / Mise en scène, caméra et montage: Riina Saastamoinen
Assistance: Sato Endo
Riina Saastamoinen trained with Anne-Teresa de Keersmaeker and subsequently worked with choreographers like Jan Fabre and Jan Decorte. Since the year 2000 Saastamoinen has worked as a freelance dancer and choreographer based in Belgium. Her choreographies have been presented at festivals and venues all over Europe. Hand/Dance/Power is her first video work.