Textile art, Short film 2017
Key roles: Anna-Stina Lindén and Synnove Lehtonen
First song in film is recordered in Zambia at ZNAPD women´s conference in April 2017. Leading Etelia Sakala.
Souvenir is a part of Parasitic Prostheses -project. I made the first pair of parasitic legs for a conference in Bergen 2016. Their only purpose was to make me able to wear high heels. I think that the pursuit of functionality is a low target in prostheses. The idea of restoring something missing is quite old-fashioned at a time where the perceptions of the body are expanding rapidly. Over 10 years ago Japanese cartoon fans were already wearing so called ”automails” which are prosthese-look-a-like covers for arms. Often metal, industrial and steampunk looking. So maybe it is only a matter of time before parasitic robotic prostheses become fashion. Who would not want to be able to for example browse social media while cooking or while knitting new socks for her five feet?