Following the first showing in the UK of her new film Love is a Treasure, the acclaimed Finnish artist / film-maker Eija-Liisa Ahtila talked about her work. The discussion was lead by Dominic Willsdon.



Ahtila’s films, which can be presented in a cinema, on television or in a gallery context, deal with human relationships, sexuality, the difficulty of communication, and the formation and disintegration of individual identity. She calls them ‘human dramas’. The exhibition, Eija-Liisa Ahtila: real characters, invented worlds, was on display at Tate Modern from 30 April - 28 July 2002. Ahtila’s work has featured in many international exhibitions, including Organising Freedom at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2000), Cinema Cinema at the Stedlijk van Abbesmuseum, Eindhoven (1999) and the Venice Biennale (1999). The celebrated exhibition Moving Images is a collaboration between Tate Modern and Research at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design bringing to London major figures working in or on film and video to explore contemporary issues around these media.