after life

After Life, 2021, 35mm film transferred to 4K, 5′, 5.1 / stereo, installation view


After Life explores transcendental issues through archaeological and illegal excavations of tombs. The film is composed of a sequence of meditative short scenes picturing the ruins of a small Faliscan necropolis of Cavone di Monte Li Santi in Italy and its surrounding natural elements. The rock-cut chamber tombs of the necropolis had been illegally excavated before they were archaeologically discovered in 2015 – a phenomenon still faced by many rural archaeological sites.


Directed, written, edited by JONNA KINA Cinematography VILLE PIIPPO Sound design JONATHAN FUHRER Archaeological advisor ORLANDO CERASUOLO Post-production support: TIMO TERÄVÄINEN Distribution: Av-Arkki – The Center For Finnish Media Art, Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art E.V Production support: AVEK, Arts Promotion Center Finland, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Greta and William Lehtinen Foundation