"MoMA Presents: Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s 'Where Is Where?'" Film Program

The Museum of Modern Art

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Eija-Liisa Ahtila (b. Finland, 1959), an artist celebrated for her often interrelated moving image installation pieces and 35mm films, returns to MoMA with the New York premiere of her film Where Is Where?, a haunting and layered consideration of how history affects our perception of reality. Fifty years ago, during the Algerian war, two young Arab boys killed their French friend. In the present day, a European poet (played by the sublime Kati Outinen, known for her appearances in the films of Aki Kaurismäki) seeks to understand and interpret this event with the aid of the character Death. With her fluid, highly original use of multiframe images Ahtila expands, beautifully and arrestingly, the expressive power of cinema.

[Image: Eija-Liisa Ahtila "Where Is Where?" (2009) Image from film]



from October 01, 2009 to October 07, 2009
Thursday 5pm., Friday 5pm., Saturday 4pm., Sunday 1pm., Monday 4pm., Wednesday 4pm.

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