’Damask Roses in Space’ is a film about a clash of two worlds; the past and the present, organic and synthetic, solid and fluid. It speaks a dialogue that is delivered through a dualistic scenery where black and white stones together with two performers create an interacting choreography based on suprematist aesthetics and repetitive moves inspired by spiritual practices.
Damask Roses in Space is directed by multidisciplinary designer Jesse Auersalo. The film pays a tribute to a Czech animator and filmmaker Jan Švankmajer.
ONAR is a Helsinki-based design house established by designer Irene Kostas. ONAR is specializing in high-quality shearling clothes and accessories, leather accessories and unisex ready-to-wear. All items are handcrafted in Finland and in Greece, in districts that have taken pride in their skilled leatherwork for centuries. ONAR utilizes only ethically sourced natural materials, chrome-free tanning and vegetable tanned leather. The first ONAR Store launched in March 2016 in Helsinki, Finland.
Director: Jesse Auersalo @jesseauersalo
Animation: Tommi Lius
Video Photography: Kristiina Männikkö
Edit & Post: Dermot Gallagher
Music: Pekka Tynkkynen
Production: Sanna Jaakkola
Make Up: Emilie Tuuminen
Models: Yilin & Anna Emilia