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