Performed by Miro Santeri
Subtitles in English are available for this work
A hooded character is journeying through a dark snowy forest, holding a torch high in his hand. Trying to claim something that was once lost he wanders through memories and nightmares as darkness materializes before him in various ungodly forms. As the hooded figure travels through the forest, he meets different mythical archetypes such as those of the King and the Witch, who try to help the traveller in becoming the champion of the Ruler, a legendary knight. Coldness and Darkness are brutal forces of the North and they hold powerful magic in them.
This magic can be incapacitating, but it can also be empowering for the one who believes that darkness is much more than just the absence of the light. The Unholy Knight is a horror-themed video art piece that explores ancient magic of the North, operating in the world of witchcraft, folklore and myth. The piece has taken inspiration from old Finnish incantations and Scandinavian Black Metal combined with Arthurian legends.
This work involves nudity, disturbing atmospheres and references to Satan and blasphemy. The piece also involves hard lights and loud sounds
This film is viewable online only. You will receive a viewing link once you have booked a ticket. Click the link at the scheduled time and date of the event to view the video stream. The film will then be available for four days after the launch stream.
Approximate running time: 25 minutes
Miro Santeri is a Finnish video artist/ performer, whose ambition is to explore dark atmospheres, usually garnished with some dry and black humour. For the past three years, Miro has been studying Contemporary Performance Practice at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Miro is involved in two art collectives: Mad King Pictures (US/UK) and The Triangle Collective (Finland). These groups create short and feature films. With his career, Miro wishes to push Finnish film industry to become bolder and more international. Therefore, he has been hungry to work in international collaborations ever since he started working in the arts.