Miss Kong

2008, 16 mm Film, duration 00:04:35, edition 2/3

Miss Kong portrays an overweight woman jumping robe. The focus is in the slow motion movement of the flesh, which is shot in close-ups of body parts. The image shows a woman as an extreme physical being without the lightness of the feminine ideal. The sounds in the piece, the bumping and gasping and the slapping of flesh, gain pace as the exercise continues. It replicates the experience of the film King Kong of a presence that is too big and clumsy in relation to the surrounding world and its rules of behaviour. The figure of Miss Kong combines Kong and the young woman that he worships.

Camera: Tuomas Jaakkola
Editing: Ilkka Rautio
Sound Editing: Tuukka Nikkilä