Homage for women’s work in three acts (4 hours, 30 minutes and 4 hours)

HD-video / 8 h 33 min 33 sec / 9:16 / silent / 2018 

According to a survey carried out by Statistics Finland in 2018, the most common profession for women in Finland in 2016 was in the industry of human health and social work activities. The average duration for a workday for a person working within this industry is 8 hours with a separate break.

The video performance Homage for women’s work in three acts (4 hours, 30 minutes and 4 hours) is an act of homage for these women working in the human health and social work activities and to my grandmother who worked as a deaconess and a nurse.

Homage for women’s work in three acts (4 hours, 30 minutes and 4 hours) is a work that was made for the exhibition Ingen Äger Tiden / No One Owns Time (2018) in Örebro County Museum by the students from Royal Institute of Art. The goal was to develop an historical consciousness that is inclusive. The twenty-three artists explored and interpreted the museum’s collection to discuss and rethink historical and contemporary relationships between objects, places and communities. The exhibition visualized and commented on how history is written, how it is reevaluated and rewritten depending on who uses it. What does it mean that nobody owns the time?

Directing & director of photography & editing: Hinni Huttunen