SAMI VAN INGEN: HATE
12 minutes, 35mm film. Cinemascope (1:2.35), silent. Premiered at UnionDocs, New
York, June 2012.
1959, Soviet film director Aleksandr Ptushko (1900 - 1973) directed a
feature film titled Sampo, which was loosely based on the Finnish
national epic Kalevala and which was in part filmed with two cameras
simultaneously. In Hate a stereoscopic image is appropriated from Sampo
to form "a happening" between two different perspectives and intended to
play with the possibility of exposing the hidden landscape of the
mythical Kalevala. The implications of portraying "the Other" in
Ptushko´s depiction of Kalevala is also exposed. The
effect of the film contrasts with the pictorial content that follows
traditional narrative lines: the abduction of the fair maiden, the
events lead to a disgraced and defensive suitor, who, once defeated,
exits the set sulking.
FRIEZE FILM TOURING PROGRAMME
(Some of you have seen this programme in BLINKITY-BLINK)
THU 11.4.2013, Juhlasali, 18:00
Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Anthem (2006, 5min)
Thai ritual of playing the royal anthem before a feature film
presentation in order to honour the king was the point of departure for
Weerasethakul’s 35mm film. This ceremonial procedure is one of hundreds
that take place on a daily basis in Thailand. The Anthem (2006) was
conceived as a blessing, to take place at the beginning of each
Shahryar Nashat: Quad (2010, 11min)
Nashat’s new video continues his desire-inflected dialogue with the art
of artists Nairy Baghramian, Julian Göthe, Hilary Lloyd and Luigi
Stephen Sutcliffe: Writer in Residence (2010, 5min)
poses the melancholic hallucination that is Adrian Leverkühn’s meeting
with the Devil in Thomas Mann’s Doctor Faustus (1947) in direct
counterpoint to the conversation by Colin Wilson in his book The
Outsider (1956). Sutcliffe returns to his characteristic theme of
(artistic) self-doubt with prognoses, remedies and worst-case scenarios.
Elizabeth Price: The Tent (2010, 9min)
aspect of the video has been extorted from the book Systems (1972), a
catalogue of an exhibition by artists associated with the eponymous
1970s British group: Richard Allen, John Ernest, Malcolm Hughes, Colin
Jones, Michael Kidner, Peter Lowe, James Moyes, David Saunders, Geoffrey
Smedley, Jean Spencer, Jeffrey Steel and Gillian Wise Ciobotaru.
Linder: Forgetful Green (2010 21min)
every work I make, my new film Forgetful Green is taken from a location
defined by John Bunyan in The Pilgrim’s Progress (1678) as “the most
dangerous place in all these parts.” Bunyan describes the tale as being
“delivered under the similitude of a dream,” and my early arrival at a
rose field in Colchester in mid-July, directly after my 13-hour
performance The Darktown Cakewalk: Celebrated from the House of FAME
(2010), seemed wholly dreamlike…”
Jess Flood-Paddock: Island – A Regime (2010 3 min)
A Regime is a new video work filmed on a mobile phone. The non-linear
narrative tone throughout aims to create a mood associated with
travelling and observing. The unseen traveller and watcher who is also
the video-maker, is an implied presence – a private and secretive
observer who records ‘the sites’. The work attempts to provide a
counterpoint to the often laborious process of filmmaking – involving
tripods, grips and re-takes – by focusing on idleness, leisure and
Wilhelm Sasnal: Europa (2007, 3min)
made on 16mm –film, Europa is an inherently structuralist film which
contents are part defined by its prescribed three-minute duration. The
first half of the film comprises a series of descriptions of its
material properties and where it was produced, how the rest of film will
be structured and when the soundtrack will start.
Camplin: Special Afflictions by Roy Harryhozen (2006, 5min) Inspired by
Jack Cardiff’s British horror movie The Mutations (1970), in which a
crackpot scientist attempts to fuse humans with strains of plant life,
Camplin’s film describes a quintessentially British drawing-room play in
which a group of fairground performers have each been inflicted with a
cinematic special effect.
Miguel Calderón: Guest of Honour (2006, 6min)
of Honor follows a family one Sunday afternoon as they head into the
woods for a picnic; befriending a young deer on their excursion, the
family enjoy and encourage the new addition to their party until the
animal’s overactive bowel movements put an unpleasant end to their rural
7.30pm LIVE CINEMA -performance DÉRIVE BY HANNU KARJALAINEN & TIMO TUHKANEN
is a new audiovisual project by Hannu Karjalainen, which brings
together the artist´s both channels of expression. In the performance we
see videos, which Karjalainen has filmed when he has worked in artist
residencies in different parts of the world, i.e. in Shanghai, Paris,
Oslo and Berlin. Karjalainen and Tuhkanen play live electronic music
channeling urban wanderings
in an unorthodox and free-spirited way.
LIVE CINEMA: HANNU KARJALAINEN FEAT. TIMO TUHKANEN – DÉRIVE
THU 11.4.2013, Juhlasali, 19:30
Karjalainen is best known as video artist (i.e. from The Young Artist
of the Year exhibition in 2009) but he has also operated as a musician,
releasing two albums of dreamy, electronic lo-fi instrumental music
using the name Hannu (Worms in my Piano, 2007 and Hintergarten, 2009).
Recently Karjalainen is concentrating in creating deep house -music of
his own kind and building a solo exhibition to Alvar Aalto -museum. His
works are currently exhibited in group exhibitions in New York and
AAVE Karjalainen performs together with Timo Tuhkanen. Tuhkanen is a
finnish composer, guitarist, percussionist, poet, translator and visual
artist. He works in a multidisciplinary way in the crossroads of
contemporary music, visual arts and cinema.
The performances and screenings are shown in Malmitalo:
Place: Malmitalo, Ala-Malmin tori 1, Malmi.
Train: K, I, N and T.
Buses: 52A, 54, 54B, 69, 70, 70T, 73, 73N, 76A, 76B, 77A, 78, 79, 512, 519 and 520.
AAVE festival catalogue (pdf, 3mb):
enemmän taloissamme on valoa, sitä enemmän niiden seinistä tihkuu aaveita." -
"The more enlightened our houses are, the more their walls ooze ghosts"
- Italo Calvino