Our Daily Bread, 2016, video (7:50)
My work Our Daily Bread represents an everyday ritual of worshipping money gods. It resonates with a lecture given on that day on Walter Benjamin’s thoughts on capitalism as a religion. The video and its story were composed intuitively and quickly in a few hours while recording and editing my wandering around the forest and the seaside of Junnila camp centre area. It’s a surreal performance on precarity from my drowsy point of view. Good night, sleep tight underneath your death mask of coins.
Henna Herranen (b.1988) is a Helsinki-based visual artist working with mixed media, mainly video and writing. At the moment she studies everyday horror, borderlines of the body and her relationship with dogs and other non-human. She works on her thesis in the Master’s Degree Programme of Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Art at Aalto University.