The choreographer Helena Franzén and and the cinematographer Håkan Jelk have collaborated since 2011. Their work inhabits the middle ground between the photographic and the filmic. In their work they emphasize the relationship of space and time of the physical body with a distinct minimalist aestetic.
Franzén/Jelk turn the viewer´s attention to the subjective and the human, to create new ways of experiencing dance through the filmmedia.
It´s actually impossible. But we are trying anyway. The dance is an endless movement, also in the moment when everything seems to be still. Time is progressing. The body is shifting to the next moment. The state of mind is changing. The space is not the same anymore. We try again.
Tammi – 2016
TAMMI – a Boy a Man and a Tree
A dance film by Helena Franzén and Håkan Jelk
A boy is approaching a giant tree and he meets with the tree master. Is he going to succeed to climb the tree, making his way to conquer it?
Tammi is a dance film about growing through friendship, meeting with a grown up version of yourself. The boy and the man are both learning from each other through playing, deepening their friendship. The tree becomes their own world.
Tammi is a tribute to the inner intelligence of the body and its power to bring human beings together, creating a language of its own.
Tammi is a collaboration with the choreographer Helena Franzén, the photographer Håkan Jelk and the dancer Ville Oinonen.
choreography: Helena Franzén
the man: Ville Oinonen
the boy: Leino Taulu
cinematographer: Håkan Jelk
Recorded in Tammerfors 2016.
Premiered at Dance Current – Contemporary Dance Festival, Tampere 2017