Episode 18 – Hanna-Mari Ojala – Fireflies and This Empty Space
Hanna Ojala, 36, is a poet, a musician, and a self-made filmmaker as well as a dance movement therapist from Finland who has finally found her way of creative expression through experimental dance, music, and video poetry, and is keenly learning more every day. She savors verbalizing actual events in an abstract way as well as describing the visceral effects of inner emotions – making invisible visible and visible indefinite.
I am an artist who loves to surprise herself by combining elements which when put together create something completely unexpected. I call it “a divine coincidence” when two or more seemingly separate things complement each other in a way that they form a whole new entity larger and more complex than its parts (usually I recognize this happening by having chills up and down my spine).
Check out all of Hanna’s work on her YouTube channel. My personal favorite music video (so far) is Happy Hour.