Finland, 1979

Helsinki Freezing

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Aalto School of Art, Design and Architecture
Department of Media
New Media

Break dancing was born on the streets of New York in the 1970’s. Over the years it has moved from the streets to dance studios. “Helsinki Freezing” takes us back to where it all began, the streets. Helsinki-based breakers have been captured in urban landscapes during the coldest and snowiest winter period.

The exhibition consists of photographs, videos and an interactive installation. The videos show whole runs, and the still images dive into the construction of the moves. Stills also show “freezes”, the stop motion poses, which are a crucial part of breaking. The interactive installation takes the viewer “inside the breaker’s head”, showing the world through the eyes of a b-girl.

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