Arttu Nieminen
– Lift up Your Voices


Experimental short film, using drone-, VFX- ja collage techniques

12 min

Based on radiocast by Gregory Whitehead

Voice from the noplace of an all-embracing algorithm addresses humanity in its last gasps. Punctuated by a song based on a stanza from Emily Dickinson’s poem “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,” the Voice invites us to break bread and pray together, and to face the deadly consequences of our human desires. Finally, the Voice implores us to lift up our own voices against the hell of misbelieving.

Arttu Nieminen (b.1981) is a visual artist and filmmaker from Rovaniemi. Fragile arctic nature is the point of departure for his work. At times nature presents itself to him as a conscious entity or a mythical interface between the visible and the invisible.

Flowing nature imagery, poetic recitations, minimalist music, and disruptive montages form the cornerstones of my expression. By stringing together scenes loaded with ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response), I craft audiovisual incantations with the intention of instilling transformative power. While I strive for a purifying artistic experience, I am working on a kind of propaganda film.