Those Drawn Alive


”Winter was approaching, that was horrific ”
Timo K. Mukka

Here stepped the elephants and a black family   /
/ faces were smashed /   fingers were smashed /

objects were instantly displaced by cracking light /
thin girls draw the center circle /

pitch-black shadows of the clouds / warp the sides of the cars /

// Lee Van Cleef is coming //

/ clubs of high noon fall down /
/ those drawn alive /
lean on the buildings

moments of evening   /   lined up by now /
anointed with dusk

despots try to lure people to their bunches /
/ vouchers lay everywhere   /

The voice of Ella Eronen plunges from the speakers

“ We don’t negotiate with the terrorists “ say the traffic lights

underwater mills grind
unlit evening

matchstick-people scratch themselves visible /

I’m waiting for the evening
and the movie

Jukka-Pekka Jalovaara 2014


Jukka-Pekka Jalovaara
I graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland in 1997 – having main interest in sculpture. After school I noticed that my focus of doing art moved towards moving image. For me, there was no going back. Travelling first in the world of physical sculptures, I started the journey of mental sculptures in light and shadows. Having background in sculptures was no problem at all – on the contrary. As Andrei Tarkovsky has said:”Doing cinema is sculpting time “.


Process notes:
Another note from Andrej Tarkovsky : “The Only possible way to approach film is through poetic vision ”

I myself have a very short note about the process of doing shortfilm: I actually don’t remember which came first – words or visual thema – it might have been single word then accompanying few screens. I can only say that words and pictures followed each other – then it was finished.

Jukka-Pekka Jalovaara, 2017


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