Second feature of 2012: some music by Polly Balitro

As you may have noticed, we have already made some announcements this year, and Amanda M. Jansson is now writing a Wednesday feature article on these pages!

But we care about you readers, and as we want to entertain you more and more, we’ve come to the decision that we want to start your week with the right vibe.

To help us set the right tune and mood, we’ve asked the young artist and photographer Polly Balitro to join Ombrenelcielo. She accepted pretty excited, and has the plan to entertain your ears for these next 40 something mondays of the 2012.

Cool, you might think, but who is Polly Balitro? We’ve asked her to introduce herself, so here we go:

I am an environmental artist and photographer living in Helsinki, Finland. Interested in analogue and experimental image making, poor and recycled materials – I am inspired by the natural environment. 

I work with photographs, video, illustration and forms of installation around themes regarding and inspired by nature, history, memories and personal feelings.


Not long time ago she was interviewed by an italian magazine called Polkadot (you can find the interview here)  and she shared some thoughts about music and art, we wanted to quote something form the interview we think you might find interesting to read to know her better:

The analogic relationship between music and photography has often been discussed: what kind of connection is there between your shots and the tracklist you suggested us?

I haven’t yet met an artist who is not inspired by music. Music is almost as important as my relationship with Nature to me. Every single track I have chosen for my playlist is connected to a particular moment, to a specific place and to a person who have inspired me and shaped me over the years. It is a bunch of songs, which are quite different from each others, but all of them extremely significant to my artistic research. Every track is related to various memories: the theme of Past and memories is very important in my works.

The track-list Polly is talking about is the following:

Sigur Ros – Glosoli
Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Joanna Newsom – Peach, Plum, Pear
Camera Obscura – Suspended from Class
Belle & Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister
Patrick Wolf – Pigeon Song
Emiliana Torrini – Heartstopper
Seabear – Owl Waltz
Ane Brun – Changing of the Seasons
Jonsi – Animal Arithmetic
Paula & Karol – House into a home
Paavoharju – Italialaisella Laivalla
Eleanoora Rosenholm – Maailmanloppu
Joose Keskitalo ja Kolmas Maailmanpalo – On Hyvä Että Olet Surullinen
Nick Drake – Bird Flew By

Polly has a last.fm page filled with some great music, you might want to follow her and check her profile out by clicking here.

She has quite a great blog on blogspot called Pollypasserdomesticus, and below you can find some other web-addresses where you can find her art, works, and thoughts:

http://www.pollybalitro.com/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/art_for_arts_sake/

http://polaroidkuvia.tumblr.com/

http://twitter.com/#!/PollyBalitro

You will find soon all her informations and more on her very personal Contributor’s page.

Stay tuned!

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3 comments
  1. amanda m. jansson said:

    can’t wait!

  2. Polly Balitro said:

    thank you for the beautiful words :-)
    I’ll do my best for such an important feature!

  3. joana said:

    looking forward to new sounds :)

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