AV-arkki @ AAVE Festival, Helsinki, Finland, 7.-13.4.2014



Event: AAVE Festival
Dates of the event: 7 April, 2014 – 13 April, 2014
Website: http://aavefestival.org
City: Helsinki
Country: Finland
Curator: Kari Yli-Annala & Ivan Punzo
Twitter: www.twitter.com/aavefestival
Flickr: www.flickr.com/aavefestival
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/282515991904647/

FRI 11.4.2014, Pieni sali 19:30
Address: Malmitalo, Ala-Malmin tori 1, Helsinki

Ghost Lights is a compilation of AV-arkki’s new Finnish moving image works from 2013 selected by AAVE Festival. This year we have been particularly intrigued with a sense of place. Travellers encounter 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. The compilation is curated by AAVE Festival founders Kari Yli-Annala and Ivan Punzo.

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.

SUN 13.4.2014, Malmisali 17:00
Address: Malmitalo, Ala-Malmin tori 1, Helsinki

The screening program celebrates 25 years of AV-arkki, The Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art. It shows works from the early pioneering years to the present day. It shows the many modes of video and film-based art starting with a threat to the eye and ending up with a kiss.

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).
Moving Emu is a fragmented triangular drama. A two second long event, staring 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.



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