Monday, September 30, 2013

Media coverage (VILKE exhibition in Kerava Art Museum)

Nomadic Academy congratulates Gabi Schaffner

Nomadic Academy congratulates Gabi Schaffner whose radio play "Der Wahnsinn des Dokumentaristen" (2011) has won the 2nd prize of the Berliner Hörspielfestival 2014. "Madness of the documentarist" has been shown also a sound installation in Titanik gallery, Turku, Finland and it includes "19 minutes of madness and sounds featuring happy squirrels, young punks, tractors and sauna tunes". Here is a link to some excerps of the work.   Ms. Schaffner has been a performing artist in many Nomadic Academy events, including "the Impossible Day" in Harakka island 2012 and "Art´s Birthday" party 2013 (performance via Skype between Paris-Berlin).

Thursday, September 26, 2013

In Kino Kaiku, Malmitalo 18:00 - 16 mm films for children today!

Short 16mm films for children - welcome!

Pigs in a Polka
Thursday 26.9.2013 18:00

THE KIDS IN THE SHOE (dir. Dave Fleischer 1935, 7min)
The old lady who lives in a shoe has a bit of trouble with her gaggle of children. "For wasting your bread, it's off to bed!" yells the old woman, who ties ropes to her rocking chair to accommodate all the kids at once! As soon as their mother's in bed, they launch a wild party, playing musical instruments and doing a swinging rendition of Smiley Burnette's classic "Mama Don't Allow No Music Playing Round Here." 

PIGS IN A POLKA (dir. Fritz Freleng 1943, 7min)
Pigs in a Polka is a one-reel Technicolor animation in the Merrie Melodies series, produced by Leon Schlesinger and with musical supervision by Carl W. Stalling. The film is a parody of two Walt Disney films: 1933 Three Little Pigs and 1940 Fantasia. The familiar story of the three little pigs is set in this film to Brahm´s "Hungarian Dances" No.5, No.7, No.6 and No.17. It was nominated for the 1942 Academy Award.

LE BALLON ROUGE (dir. Albert Lamorisse 1956, 34min)
The film follows the adventures of a young boy who one day finds a sentient, mute, red balloon. It was filmed in the Ménilmontant neighborhood of Paris. It won numerous awards, including an Oscar for the best original screenplay in 1956 and the Palme d´Or for short flms at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. Lamorisse used his children as actors in the film. His son, Pascal Lamorisse, plays Pascal in the main role, and his daughter Sabine portrays a little girl.


Opening today 27.9.2013 in Harakka, Kasematti IV, at 18:00 - WELCOME!

Video album filmed in Jurmo island 2009 - 2011.
An exhibition in Harakka island
26.9. - 29.9. 2013 Kasematti IV

Welcome to the opening on Thursday 26.9. 18:00 -

Friday 27.9. 18:00 - 21:00
Saturday 28.9. 16:00 - 21:00, sauna 18:00 - 21:00
Sunday 29.9. 16:00 - 21:00

Inside the work there are many moods - 

it is a weather diary of the shifting phenomena in the nature, solitude and some social
relations. Inside the work there is one image which is the most beautiful
portrait of a dog that I have ever seen (exhibited in the island, where there
is sadly forbidden to come with a dog)



1. Wind´s traces on sand
2. Happy Easter
3. Spring, summer, autumn, winter
4. Windows through which seeing is difficult
5. Farewell to the dog
6. To the waves and clouds

"I spent 3 years in outer achipelago in Jurmo. I collected some images which
reminded me of the important things that I like."

Open from 2pm to 9pm. Duration of the work shown in a specially built "moving
image theatre" is 15 min.

The connection boat leaves by Cafe Ursula from the end of the pier (Kaivopuisto)
every half an hour. Lift the sign for the boat in the end of the pier. The boat
trip costs 4 euros and visiting the island and seeing the work is worth of it.
Tea and wine is served.

This is the last of the autumn events of nomadic academy in the island. 

Nomadic Academy thanks everyone when the season ends.

Monday, September 16, 2013

VILKE IN KERAVA ART MUSEUM 18.9 - 13.10.2013

Welcome to see, hear and feel VILKE electronic art Collection in Kerava Art 
Museum between the time 18.9. – 13.10.2013!

Opening on Tuesday 17.9, 6pm - WELCOME!


18 artists or artist groups, 18 works from the expanding history of Finnish electronic art + 5 new 50-channel monitor works from the artists in FixC Cooperative (shown one by one during the exhibition)

Maria Duncker, Juha van Ingen, Sami van Ingen & Petri Kuljuntausta, Philip von Knorring, Laura Könönen, mfx, Pekka Nevalainen, Erkka Nissinen, Marjatta Oja, Seppo Renvall, Jarkko Räsänen, Pekka Sassi, Alli Savolainen, Mika Taanila, Jimi Tenor, Marko Vuokola, Kari Yli-Annala, Denise Ziegler


Kerava Art Museum is located in Kultasepänkatu 2, Yli-Kerava - just 600 m from train Station, across the bridge and then right... 

Opening hours:
Tue, Thu, Fri 11-18
Wed 12-19
Sa, Su 11-17
Monday closed


VILKE COLLECTION (short intro)

The VILKE Collection of Finnish electronic art founded by FixC Cooperative comes into being on a celebratory year. In 2013 it has been 50 years since the exhibition Exposition of Music – Electronic Television (11.3 – 20.3.1963) by the “Pope” of video art Nam June Paik.

The objective of the VILKE Collection is to bring together works that were central in their time, works in which the idea, structure or action is essentially linked to the applied technology. Consumer electronics and high technology used by industry together with obsolete technology buried in the sands of time are wired into our lives and memories in ways that electronic artworks utilise, vary and bring to life from a new perspective. The VILKE Collection reinstates many of these works of art that have fallen outside museum collections and the official canon of Finnish art history.

One of the first video installations in the history of Finnish electronic art is Philip van Knorring’s Bevakat (“watched” or “under surveillance” in Swedish) from 1977, a statement about public camera surveillance, indicating how artists were interested in considering the social and political effects of new technology. The beginning of the 1980s saw the bloom of a new mode of making which was characterised by the use of different kinds of small-scale industrial communication devices. In the 1990s the new generation was interested in the phenomenological aspects of time and space and social situations. Many of VILKE artists worked also in the collective of Helsinki Film Workshop, founded in 1989. The artists share the same ethos as the alternative musicians working at the same time. Jimi Tenor shot in 1995 an experimental documentary on 16 mm film about the artists of record company Sähkö (“electricity”), a company founded by Tommi Grönlund. The tone of the film is similar to an ethnological film: attentive and respectful of the work being done.

Both the pioneering strategies of the early internet culture and the newer "post-internet" mentality are presented in the collection. Juha van Ingen’s Web Safe Colourscape (1999–2000) is one of the few Finnish works that uses an internet browser as a central piece of the work. In Vantaa (2007), Erkka Nissinen creates a particular and unique post-internet aesthetics of his own. Demoscene group MFX’s work Cannapaceus (2008) is a rich computer animation that is processed in real-time. 

If the abstract epic lyricism of Cannapaceus nearly propels the viewer to another planet, Laura Könönen’s The Only One and All (2011) transports the onlooker far into the history of our home planet. Könönen’s work is comprised of a record player and a rotating record made of granite, the principal stone type of Finnish bedrock, which is traced with a diamond needle. The voice of the stone is dusty and discontinuous, speaking from experience far older than the technology that is used to play the sound for us to hear.

The inclusion of electronic and media art into the praxis of making art has created new challenges to preserving art. An internationally adapted strategy is to “update” works to a new technological standard at specific intervals, for instance every ten years. However, many works are media specific, made with a specific device of a specific period. Digitalising an analogical video, for example, can change the nature of the work radically. The works in the VILKE Collection are not only preserved in accordance to digital standards, the intention is to exhibit them in their original presentation form whenever possible.

The collections of private collectors, institutions, museums, organisations and foundations form an important part of cultural memory, and the public display of collected works makes it possible for a larger audience to get to experience them. The works in VILKE Collection remain in the artists’ possession, but they can deposited with museums for an appointed period of time. With the creation of the VILKE Collection, FixC Cooperative is turning a new page in preserving and exhibiting Finnish electronic art's history.

The exhibition includes also five brand new 50-channel monitor works (which will be shown during the exhibition one by one in 50-monitor structure build for this purpose) by FixC artists Maria Duncker, Juha van Ingen, Seppo Renvall, Jarkko Räsänen and Kari Yli-Annala


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Suomalainen taiteilijaosuuskunta mukana maailman suurimmalla

Suomalainen taiteilijaosuuskunta FixC on mukana ITAF2013 projektillaan
Linzissä järjestettävän Ars Electronica -festivaalin ohjelmassa ainoana suomalaisena osallistujana.

Ars Electronican vuoden 2013 teemana on Total Recall The Evolution of Memory.

FixCin International Teletext Art Festival ITAF2013-projekti on Saksan, Itävallan ja Sveitsin televisioissa esitettävä kansainvälinen teksti-TV-taidetapahtuma, joka esittelee teoksia kaikkiaan kahdeksasta maasta, Suomesta on mukana Jarkko Räsänen, Juha van Ingen ja Seppo Renvall. Kolmisenkymmentä vuotta sitten toimintansa aloittanut Ars Electronica on kansainvälisesti arvostetuin ja suurin mediataiteen festivaali, joka oli myös Linzin kulttuuripääkaupunkivuoden merkittävin yksittäinen tapahtuma. Festivaalin lisäksi Ars Electronican ympärille on vuosien mittaan rakentunut myös museo, mediataiteen keskus ja tutkimuslaboratorio.

Lisätietoa ITAF2013 festivaalista ja siihen osallistuvista taiteilijoista:

itaf2013 (at)

FixC osuuskunta:

Ars Electronican sivut