FRI 11.4.2014, Pieni sali 19:30
Venue: Malmitalo, Ala-Malmin tori 1, Helsinki
Ghost Lights (Virvatulet) is a compilation of AV-arkki’s new Finnish moving image works selected yearly by AAVE Festival. This year we have been particularly intrigued with a sense of place. Travellersencounter new places and new creatures. The place can be related to social networks and travel with you. With the help of a camera, space can be explored in a new way. For a newborn every place is new.
1. Marika Orenius: Therefore it is [has been] here (2013, 05:30) Stray dogs, wild cats, free cows, wandering people, leisure travellers…
2. Jaakko Pallasvuo: Reverse Engineering (2013, 11: 04) You upgrade from single player campaigns to social networks. Life in the cloud since the early 21st century. Then you’re gaming an art career. More shows, more experience points. The next level. Parties are games. MDMA is a cheat code for euphoria and tender feelings. 520 friends, 37 pending friend requests.
3. Sini Pelkki: A Replacement (2013, 06:45) The camera tracks inside a defined space. The room seems to consist of multiple images. Foreground and background merge and shift into each other. The film studies the tension between the still and the moving image.
4. Sami Sanpäkkilä: Psychedelic Alphabet for the Newborn (2013, 05:34) Psychedelic Alphabet for the Newborn is a video I made as a present for my dear friends new born baby. Life is beauty, violence, comfort, danger and lipstick. Even for the newborn.
NEW NORDIC MEDIA ART: AV-ARKKI 25V
SUN 13.4.2014, Malmisali 17:00
Address: Malmitalo, Ala-Malmin tori 1, Helsinki
1. Pasi “Sleeping” Myllymäki: Sleeping (1979, 02:00)
Super-8 -filmmaker´s dreams.
2. Teemu Mäki: Tapio (1990, 11:00)
“Originally ‘Tapio’ was a music video to a song by a Finnish rock band, ‘ Radiopuhelimet’. As I was trying to find a visual form for the ambiguous content of the song accessible, I ended up extending the piece so that eventually the actual song covers only one fourth of the video’s duration.” -Teemu Mäki
3. Sami van Ingen: Liikkuva emu / Moving emu (1992, 03:00) A frightened emu and the landscape, recorded from a passing car.
4. Anneli Nygren: Pyykki-teos / Laundry-work (1992, 03:00)
Yoko Ono´s performance idea carried out in a very commonplace way. – Entertain your guests by showing them your laundry.
5. Juha van Ingen: (Dis)Integrator (1992, 04:00)
In (Dis)Integrator a sequence from Kurt Neumann´s ‘The Fly’, made in 1958, is copied with a VHS recorder. Then the copy is copied again. This process is repeated until the video signal disintegrates into noise and finally disappears into darkness.
6. Milja Viita: A Tale of a Dead Man (2006, 05:00)
This video work forms a sort of video letter to NASA. There is a female voice telling about the dream she had: there was a grey stone in her hands from which she accidentally created the planet Earth. She is facing difficult moral issues after discovering that there’s life on the surface of the stone.
7. Juha Mäki-Jussila: The Kiss (2007, 02:00)
“The Kiss” is a love story. It deals with the isolation of love and the power of unification.
NEW NORDIC MEDIA ART: FIXC CO-OPERATIVE
SUN 13.4.2014, Malmisali 18:00
Address: Malmitalo, Ala-Malmin tori 1, Helsinki
1. Jarkko Räsänen: Marche Funèbre (2013, 06:00)
“A moth flew inside my studio after video projector’s light. Spiders ate it. After I cleaned the floor and threw to the yard outside, I noticed that it started to move by itself against the wind. As I looked down, I noticed an ant carrying the corpse back towards the grass field and forest where it originally had come from. The soundtrack consists of field recordings including birds singing, and the sounds of ant colony walking over dry leaves in the nearby forest accompanied with loops of piano chords.” – Jarkko Räsänen
2. Elena Näsänen: Night (2007, 06:57)
A woman leaves a villa at night and follows a narrow path into the woods. Darkness surrounds her as she continues through branches deeper and deeper into the forest. “Night” resembles a clip from a suspense thriller in which dream and reality fuse.
3. Seppo Renvall: Musta / Black (2011, 02:47)
An illustration for the mourning hymn sung by Maija Saksman.
4. Rita Jokiranta: Chasing Yesterday (2007, 03:24)
A fluttering, rapid journey through a snowy landscape like a dream about the past times. Time to time it isinterrupted by opposite movements in flickering images, recalling the white noise on a television screen and the break-down of the memories.
5. Kari Yli Annala: Asteroid (2010, 02:03)
An asteroid can be the end or beginning of everything.
6. Juha van Ingen: Cosmic Latte (2014, 03:06)
An introduction to Cosmic Latte by the twins from Stanley Kubrick’s Shining. Cosmic Latte is a name assigned in 2002 to the average color of the universe given by a team of astronomers from Johns Hopkins University. The hexadecimal RGB value for Cosmic Latte is #FFF8E7.
7. Maria Ducker: Aluminium (2013, 04:35)
Music video to Chainsmoker´s song Aluminium. A story of a lonely lumberjack´s working day. In the middle of his work he sculpts faces to blocks of wood and drinks coffee with his new friends.
8. Mika J. Ripatti: Wrong (2008, 07:42)
A depressed man lies down in a hotel room. He’s having a imaginary conversation with his ex-wife about the reasons of their divorce. “The Actors” on the film are speech-synthezisers.
9. Erkka Nissinen: Material Conditions of Inner Spaces (2013, 15:29)
Material Conditions of Inner Spaces was filmed in Hong Kong, combines Buster Keaton–like comedy sketches with stilted quasi-philosophical phraseology. It provides insight into the turbulent thoughts and worries that are part of an artist’s process when readying work for an exhibition on a tight deadline.
10. Pekka Sassi: A Message From Mary Davis (2006, 02:18)
A dramatization based on junk e-mail.