Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Galleria Yks keppi presents, part 2

Galleria Yks keppi's branch of performative and artistic activities behind
the bushes presents:

Anna Estarriola & Jussi Suvanto:

A Growing Repression in Three parts

Part 2 - The Body in the Middle 1.7. 19:00 - 20:00

How to get there? Look at the map and find the tree.

No? Call: 0400 623 911 - Jussi / 0400 099 4414 - Anna

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Back from Mustarinda

Reason to be cheerful number one at the moment is about having been in Mustarinda opening yesterday. Your humble coordinator gave a short presentation about Nomadic Academy there. Mustarinda is art and nature centre in Kainuu, located at the outskirts of Paljakka Nature Reserve, arranging exhibitions, art events and seminars.

I feel that Nomadic Academy is sharing many elements and ethos with the community in Mustarinda. Their inspiration comes partly from Black Mountain College in North Carolina (USA), the important experimental arts place during its active years 1933—1957, in where the immigrants from Bauhaus (Josef Albers and others) planted the seeds for the new avantgarde art. It became more radical when John Cage, Merce Gunningham, Robert Rauschenberg and others, in the unique spirit of co-operation, practised experimentality and ravished the roles of the old mediums of art.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Aforismivideot nyt sekä Harakassa että Paimiossa

Kokeellisten taiteiden nomadisen akatemian aforismivideot Paimion aforismipäivillä 17. - 19.6. 2010

The aphorism videos made in Nomadic Academy are now in the program of the Aphorism days in Paimio 17. - 19.6.2010.

Aforismipäivillä 2010 työstetään omaa käsikirjoitusta, pohditaan julkaisemiseen liittyviä kysymyksiä ja tutustutaan maailmanaforistiikkaan.

About Aphorism video project in the Nomadic Academy of Experimental Arts

The forms of moving image works can be sometimes be compared to the forms of literature. It is possible to talk about poem video, cinépoem or novella video or film, essay video or essay film. Aphorism, fragment and serial aphorism are new members in this family of comparisons.

In the theory of literature aphorism belongs to the realm of prose; the rows are not verses. Aphorism is an idea expressed in a condensed, short form. In moving images this idea is told with takes or sequences, which become the montage that delivers this idea. However, even Sergei Eisenstein noticed when developing his concept of “intellectual montage” that people´s minds tend to go to their own directions. The question remains: is it possible to develop an open form of audiovisual aphorism?

Audiovisual aphorism brings together moving images, sounds and texts so that they together form an aphorism. It´s not a question of finding the right images for words but finding the right elements to create a complete aphorism expressed in audiovisual means. In one video the sentence “There is no enemy” connects to the images about the covered buildings, benji-jump and a huge advertisement poster of Nokia. The image about the clocktower in camouflage seems to ask “What´s the time of the moment?” But the painted clock has stopped, showing always the same numbers, as an image of mummified time. Maybe the aphorism could be smth like ´Benji-jumpers are the marionets of unstable conditions´.

(Kari Yli-Annala / The Nomadic Academy of Experimental Arts, Workshop on audiovisual aphorisms)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Screening 4.6.2010

Kokeellisten taiteiden nomadinen akatemia esittää perjantaina klo 13 Elokuva- ja lavastustaiteen osastolla Aalto-yliopiston Taideteollisessa korkeakoulussa elokuvateatteri Bunuelissa (osoite Hämeentie 13 c, aulasta hissillä yksi kerros alas, käytävää vasemmalle ja sitten oikealle) kaksi kokeellista elokuvaa Michael Snown Wavelengthin (1967) ja Paul Sharitsin Epileptic Seizure Comparisonin (1976). Kyseessä on kaksi kokeellisen strukturaalisen elokuvan klassikkoa. Jälkimmäisen kohdalla on tavattu varoittaa epileptikoita, ja muillekin Sharits asettaa vastaanottokyvyn kovalle koetukselle. Kumpikin elokuva on kokeellisen elokuvan tärkeä klassikkoteos ja ne esitetään 16 mm filmikopioina.