The ever slow decay of Helsinki's Stora Enso headquarters building.
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A film from Hel (sinki)
26 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The official plot description of this 240 hours long experimental installation read: "Apart from being present in our everyday lives, quietly changing for ten days, the film's time races ahead at an estimated several-hundred-year gallop each day. The film is a fiction about what could happen to the Stora Enso building as an architectural and ideological symbol, over the next few thousands of years, if the days of humankind come to an end, and only time and the weather affect the building."

Modern Times Forever was shown only once, beginning at 20:00 local time, on Wednesday, 23 March 2011, and projected onto a 40 square metres screen in front of the block-like Stora Enso Building in Helsinki, Finland. It apparently showed the hypothetical ravages of thousands of years of decay of the building itself, the architectural structure itself. The makers, in a rambling promotional video, claim the film is "about time, architecture, and modernism", and this film is "a piece of architecture", and that it is " not the point to watch it from beginning to end", but to "experience the architecture of this public space"

An experimental art film? An art installation? Or just stupid? By the way, this was produced by the same people responsible for the fairly self explanatory Burning Car, and Flooded McDonald's.


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