Series of three videos, shown as an installation of three monitors.
Child's spontaneous games, in which she allots surprising roles to whatever comes to hand when she is creating imaginary worlds.

Shown at:
Social Hackers, Muu Gallery, Helsinki, 2000
Social Hackers, Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland, 2001
Empathy – Beyond the Horizon, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland
Platform of Encounters, Vilnius, Lithuania 2002
Symptomania, Bruges, Belgium 2002
Empathy – Beyond the Horizon, Sydney 2003

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Lintu (Bird), 2000, video, 7 min 20 s, original DV.
Performers Valeria Valanne (3 years old) and Katja Valanne, English subtitles.

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Muurahainen (Ant), 2000, video, 9 min 10 s, English subtitles.

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Keinu (Swing), 2000, video, 6 min, English subtitles.

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birds, a multiple, husks from birch seeds in a package, ant/girl/boy, a multiple, a clothes peg in a package, 2000. 1000 packages were given away in a dispenser as a part of the video installation Bird/Swing/Ant in the series of exhibitions Social Hackers at MUU gallery, Helsinki, 2000 and another 1000 packages in Geneva, 2001. These events were part of the Dispensing with Formalities-project. In 2002 two thousand packages were given away during the Symptomania exhibition at Kunsthalle Lophem in Brugge, Belgium.

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Bird/Swing/Ant, installation at Empathy – Beyond the Horizon, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland and at Social Hackers, Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland, 2001.