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Tuuli Teelahti

27.5.-19.6.2022

Tuuli Teelahti
Curriculum Vitae
27.5.-19.6.2022

I was born 12,319 days ago. I don’t remember it, but it was summer, it was almost nine o’clock on a Saturday night and it was thundering behind the window.

I have a childhood memory of our bicycle trip to a dolphin river. I got to swim with the dolphins and ride on their backs. I also remember a trip to Australia. Apparently, my memories are not true. But what is true?

When I was four years old, I found out that someday I will die and there is nothing I can do to avoid it. I went to my room alone, closed the door and whispered: “When will it happen?”

In my dreams, I am at the Iguazu Falls 11,309 kilometers from home. No public transportation information is available between these places. After a 3,083-hour bus ride, I wake up and see the sun rising from Brazil. I google what I should do if I ran into a jaguar in the jungle. It says I have nothing to worry about.

Curriculum Vitae is a video installation about dreaming, the passing of time and flowing water. It is my alternative curriculum vitae without work and achievements. What is left when they are eliminated? Will I still be someone? The vapor of the Iguazu Falls on my face, sunsets on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, dreams that I cannot always distinguish from being awake. Sometimes I walk to the waterfront and let the waves take me. I forget all my passwords. I forget I am worried.

Since I was born, 1,868,715,532,800 cubic meters of water has flowed through the Iguazu Falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil. Everything I have done and have not done is included in those water masses. Water will keep flowing even if I don’t do anything. While sleeping, it is enough that I exist and breathe. Could it sometimes be enough when I am awake?

The exhibition content was filmed and recorded at the Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Brazil as well as in Benin in West Africa.

Tuuli Teelahti is a Helsinki-based filmmaker and visual artist. She earned her Master of Arts degree from the Department of Film, Television and Scenography at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in 2021. Her works often deal with an individual’s inner world and explore the boundaries of different realities. Teelahti’s short films have been

shown and have received awards at international film festivals. Curriculum Vitae is her first solo exhibition.

Thank you for supporting my exhibition and work:
Finnish Cultural Foundation / Alice Kaira Fund
Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Trade Union for Theatre and Media Finland, Teme ry
Villa Karon ystävät ry

Contact details
tuuli.inari(a)gmail.com
Instagram: tuulitiikeri