Ex Nihilo

Ex Nihilo (2017) is an experimental short documentary about life, death and our attempts to control them. It tells three separate and seemingly unrelated stories. The stories, which are played out on three different screens, start to slowly entwine, creating new interpretations and meanings.

The first film is about one of the most advanced humanoid robots, HUBO. It can walk on uneven terrain, drive a vehicle and operate different tools. It can also transform into a four-wheel vehicle. Some versions of it have voice recognition and the ability to create speech.

The second film is about Oregon Cryonics, a cryonics organisation in Salem, Oregon, USA. At their facility human brains of deceased people are kept at very low temperatures. The objective is that, in the future, the brain or its memory might be revived or reconstructed. The third film is about the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which s situated on the island of Spitsbergen midway between Norway and the North Pole.

The vault holds seeds of more than 4000 different plant species at 18 C. The crates of seeds from all around the world are kept side-by-side deep inside the frozen vault.

Experimental documentary. Three channel (11min) and one channel theatrical version (8min 20s).

Imagine Science Film Abu Dhabi. 2019. (UAE) One channel theatrical version.
Rex Fest / Bio Rex. 2018. (FI) One channel theatrical version.
Festival Les Instants Video. 2018. (FR). One channel theatrical version. 
State Festival. 2018. (DE) One channel theatrical version. 
Imagine Science Film NYC. 2018. (US) One channel theatrical version. 
Pori Art Museum. 2018. (FI) One channel theatrical version. 
Split Film Festival. 2018. (CRO) One channel theatrical version. 
Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. 2018. (AUS) One channel theatrical version.
New York City Independent Film Festival. 2018. (USA) Three channel installation version.
Mänttä Art Festival, 2018. (FI) One channel theatrical version.
Tampere Film Festival. 2018. (FI)  One channel theatrical version, National Competition.
Slamdance. 2018. (USA) One channel theatrical version, World Premiere, Documentary Shorts.
Kunsthal Charlottenborg. 2018. (DK) Three channel installation version.
Mu Art Space. 2017. (NL) Three channel installation version.
IDFA DocLab. 2017. (NL) Three channel installation version. Official Program.

Selected Works

The Common TableProject type

Remnant LayersProject type

Everyday VrealitiesProject type

EmbraceProject type

Ex NihiloProject type

Null StatueProject type

SolaceProject type

CollateralProject type

UnfitProject type

EventProject type

Self-PortraitProject type

Race CodeProject type