Solace is an experimental short film about the necessity of grief, an ode to sadness. The film comprises of different people crying in front of the camera. No explanation for their sorrow is given to the viewer.
As a film maker, I wish through this film to give the viewer an opportunity to feel compassion and experience the purifying feeling of crying. I hope that the viewer can join the persons on the screen for a shared crying experience. Through this shared experience I hope that the viewers can have a cathartic moment and cleans themselves from any sorrow they might be carrying at the moment.
Timo Wright is a media artist based in Helsinki, Finland. Wright has graduated with MA degree from the Aalto University School of Art and Design in Helsinki in 2014. He has participated in domestic and international exhibitions since the mid 2000s including Kunsthall Charlottenborg (2017&2018), Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie (2017), Galerie Anhava (2016), Helsinki Art Museum (2013), Helsinki Design Museum (2012), Amos Anderson Art Museum (2012), Kunsthalle Helsinki (2012, 2010, 2009) and Helsinki Art Museum’s Kluuvi Gallery (2012), as well as festivals such as IDFA, Slamdance, Nordisk Panorama, International Film Festival Rotterdam and Japan Media Arts Festival. His films have been shown at over 40 festivals worldwide.