Director: Marikki Hakola  
Genre: Video Art, Dance Video
Duration: 23 min. 30 sec.
Production Year: 1999
Master Format: Beta SP
Audio:  Stereo
Language: No language
Distributors: Kroma Productions Ltd.


CONTINUUM is a dance video on a theme of war, power and violence. In the world of Continuum people live and die in circumstances, where civilization is only a gauze misting the sight in the reality of violence. In a continuous process – continuum – violence spreads out from individual acts into structural forms of violence in society and reflects back again in individual human destinations. CONTINUUM is a description of a crisis, where everybody is a victim. The form of the dance video CONTINUUM refers to media, which shows us glimpses of war in the daily flow of information. Authentic materials shot in the war zones and illusions recorded in a studio are made parallel, challenging the spectator to evaluate the concepts of reality and fiction. CONTINUUM is a media artist Marikki Hakola’s audiovisual interpretation of a dance performance “Requiem” by choreographer Sanna Kekäläinen.


Script and Direction: Marikki Hakola 

Choreography: Sanna Kekäläinen

Dancers: Sanna Kekäläinen, Anna Airaksinen, Simo Heiskanen, Jatta Lukkari, Kai Lähdesmäki, Janne Marja-Aho, Mika Backlund, Ville Sormunen

Camera: Raimo Uunila

Sound Design: Epa Tamminen

Editing: Marikki Hakola, Raimo Uunila

Music: W A Mozart, Shoin Kanki

Costumes: Riitta Röpelinen, Milla Moilanen, Suvi Soitinaho

Producer: Marikki Hakola

KROMA Productions Ltd. 1999

The video art work Continuum forms part of Marikki Hakola’s doctoral degree (DA) at Aalto University.

The video art work Continuum is at the Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki.

State Quality Award ’99, National Council for Cinema, Finland


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Production categories

Dance Film Experimental Featured R&D Short Fiction Video Art Virtual Scenography Virtual Stage