Lauri Astala's Transit at Days of Blossom, Nijmegen
Lauri Astala’s Transit (2004) is selected in the programme of Days of Blossom, a culture festival held in Nijmegen, Netherlands from November 25–27. Transit will be screened on Saturday, November 26.
In Transit, documentary shots of New York are altered by camera movements, angles and framing. This builds up a new fictive urban space, whose visual familiarity stems from the history of film. The theme of Transit revolves around the collective visual ideas and notions of the urban environment.
Lauri Astala lives in Helsinki, Finland and Avalon, France. He graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 1989 and Chicago Art Institute in 2001. Astala is one of of the most distinguished media artists in Finland. He makes sculptures, videos and installations, that concentrate on our concepts and experiences of space and the ways in which cultural structures shapes them. His works have been presented at numerous solo and group exhibitions since 1989, including Eyebeam in New York (2013), Helsinki Art Museum (2010) KUMU art museum in Tallinn (2008) and Institut finlandais in Paris (2008). In 2007, Astala was awarded with the Finnish State Prize for Visual Arts.
Transit has been previously screened e.g. at Videoformes, Odense International Film Festival, and Bunter Hund Short Film Festival, Munich.
Days of Blossom, November 25–27, Nijmegen, Netherlands
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