The Showroom

Maija Timonen: Aune, or On Effective Demise Film Screening

Thursday 24 January 2013, 7–8.30pm


The Showroom presents the first London screening of Finnish artist Maija Timonen’s latest film Aune, or On Effective Demise (2013). The artist will introduce the film and following this event, it will be screened on the hour, from 12–6pm on 25 and 26 January.

Aune is a 19th century girl confined to her bed, living under the threat of amputation. She has dreams of a park that are both premonitions of the future and the site in which its absence is played out. An escalating sense of timelessness collapses Aune's two realities, as her body takes on significance as a cipher of a larger process of dismemberment. A love story turns into a film about sex, death and the economy. The film is a loose adaptation of 1896 novel 'Aune' by Finnish writer Immi Hellén.

To watch a trailer of the film please click here

For further information about the film click here

Aune was produced with the support of Arts Council England, AVEK (The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture), The Elephant Trust and Alfred Kordelin Foundation