The Plant / Laitos / Verket , HD video 12.45min, 2019
The Plant is a story about a town and it’s history.
Simultaneously it also portrays the fear of nuclear accidents from the perspective of a child.
The child could be any child. The town could be any town.
This could be a manuscript for a tv-drama.
The story is a mixture of fiction and reality. Most of it is true.
Nina Lassila is a visual artist born 1974 in Helsinki, Finland. She is currently living and working in Belgium.
Nina Lassila is a visual artist working mainly with video and performance. In many of her works she deals with questions of identity – specifically identity affected by social barriers, conventions based on gender and upbringing and cultural differences. Her other bodies of work explore issues of i.e. supernatural phenomena, art and economic structures.
She has taken part in several group shows and video festivals internationally. i.e
The Istanbul Biennial, Rencontres Internationals Paris / Berlin / Madrid, SHE DEVIL V Macro Museum Rome, XV Art Fair Mänttä, Madatac Festival Madrid, Reykjavik Arts Festival, Kassel Documentary & Video art festival, Reality Check TSSK Trondheim, LOOP Barcelona, Une Chambre á soi, Gallery Christophe Gaillard Paris, Bristol Biennial UK, Arctic Heat Film Festival Jyväskylä, Tampere Film Festival, FAIR video art festival Miami.
Education: Swedish Polytechnics FIN 1994-1997, School of Photography & film Gothenburg SE 2000-2002, Valand School of Fine Arts Gothenburg SE (MFA) 2004-2006, Guest student at ENSAD Paris 2009.