Solar Book

duration 9 min 25 s | year of production 2023(installation)/2024(short film)

a film by Azar Saiyar 
sound design Kirsi Korhonen
color grading Joonas Kiviharju

What gets lost and what remains, when a thing becomes a museum object? Many details have gone missing, but the artifacts of Satakunta Museum bear a strong presence of the waters running next to it: things that the river and the sea have carried, things that were born, that live and once lived, because of them and beside them. Solar Book looks at these museum collection items and archival footages, whose main job now is to record the past and survive time.

The film was made in collaboration with Pori Art Museum and Satakunta Museum.

Case, Trace, Spirit, Pori Art Museum / Satakunta Museum, Pori, Finland 04/2023-01/2024
Galleria Forum Box / Mediabox 24.5-16.6.2024, Helsinki

Festival premiere: Minimalen Short Film Festival, Nordic competition, Trondheim, Norway 01/2024