Family Files was initially set up to be an easy-to-use interface for filing and organizing pictures, still photographs, "whatever." Now it's a family album like you've never seen before. Drawing from her own stack of cassettes, Soppela cut, edited and rearranged several Super 8 home movies. She then made 15 episodes or thematic chapters and created a matrix of repetitive loops. The user can start off a story at any given time. We see her native country, Finland; we see her, a toddler, snow, somebody waving at the camera. And we hear the music her husband wrote for each…
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