A) nome / name: Anna Sailamaa
B) nazionalità / where are you from?: Finland
C) età / how old are you?: 34
D) area d'azione (disegno, pittura, fotografia, animazione, ...) / your sphere of interests:
drawing, comics, zines and visual storytelling.E) studi / studies: MA in art education at the School of Art and Design in Helsinki + MA in printmaking at the Fine Arts Academy in Helsinki.
F) qualcos'altro dal tuo curriculum / could you please tell us a little bit about what do you do/have you done?: I work with picture-storytelling, zines and comic-novels. Finnish comic publisher Huuda Huudan has published me twice “Be Good Now”(2008) and “The Shepherd”(2011). I’ve also self-published a series of three accordion books “While 1-3” (2009-2011). This year “The Shepherd” was translated into French by L’association and into Polish by Centrala. “Be Good Now” is also available in French by Belgian La Cinquième Couche.
G) 3 maestri / 3 masters: Anke Feuchtenberger, Jockum Nordström and William Kentridge.
H) 1 città d'ispirazione / 1 inspiring city: I love movie screenings, both old time classics and the more contemporary ones. Nature is a great inspiration too, I wish I could spend more time in forests and in seashores.
I) dove il prossimo viaggio? / a place you'd love to visit soon: I’d wish to see the Arctic Ocean.
J) 1 museo speciale / 1 special museum: Tate Modern in London.
K) 1 link da consigliare / 1 recommended web-site: http://mirandajuly.com/
L) gusto di gelato favorito / favorite ice cream flavour: Mint.
M) un negozio che approvi / a shop you love: Printed Matter, Motto, Nieves.
N) 2 oggetti che ti piacciono / 2 objects you like: Russian Tea Cups and old, decorative, Bone China Cups.
O) la tua colazione ideale / your ideal breakfast: Hot, strong coffee with creamy milk and well-made bread with butter.
P) un bel posto nelle tue vicinanze / somewhere nice to go in your neighbourhood: I enjoy jogging at the nature preservation area in the Viikki forest.
Q) cosa stai leggendo ultimamente? / last books you have read: Virginia Woolf’s Lighthouse.
R) cosa ti ispira attualmente? / what are a few things inspiring you at the moment?: Literature, photography and contemporary moviemakers.
S) qual'è la principale difficoltà per un 'giovane creativo' oggi? / which is the main difficulty for a young creative today?: Making a decent living with one’s Art.
T) dimensione collettiva nell'arte e nella creatività: si, no, come? / what do you think about the collective dimension of art and creativity?: In Europe there are some open studios for printmakers. I’d wish that zine-makers would have similar places. There people, all around the world, could work together for a period of time and share ideas, working methods and knowledge. I've worked as a part of the Kuti-collective and the time spend together sure widened my views.
U) cosa stai cercando? / what are you looking for?: Peace of mind and joy in the everyday living.
V) di che cosa non vedi l'ora? / what are you looking forward?: Holidays and retreats in the Nature.
W) progetti per il futuro (esagera!) / projects for the future (exaggerate!): I’ll create some hundred books more, and they’ll all be amazing!
X) cosa ti piacerebbe studiare da vecchio? / what do you like to study when you'll be old?: I’d really wish to learn to speak French and maybe even Spanish + Italian.
Y) un buon proposito per la stagione 2013 / a good purpose for the 2013 season: Joy and Happiness.
Z) la parola "fludd" cosa ti fa venire in mente? / what does the word "fludd" suggest you?: Fludd reminds me of the word river and the flow (virtaus in finnish).
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