Drive With Care by Pilvi Takala and Material Conditions of Inner Spaces by Erkka Nissinen @ International Competition of Go Short in April 8 - 12, 2015
Drive with Care by Pilvi Takala and Material Conditions of Inner Spaces by Erkka Nissinen have been selected to participate in the International Competition of the 7th Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen through AV-arkki’s distribution. Go Short is a Dutch festival exclusively for short film organised in and around the artplex LUX in Nijmegen, the Netherlands during April 8–12, 2015.
Drive with Care investigates the life of a teacher at an elite boarding school in the US. Utilising dry-humoured post-documentation of staged activity, Takala examines the boundaries within this particular community. The film explores people’s strategies for survival as faculty members in the school negotiate their own space within the institution, finding loopholes while being careful not to violate shared rules.
Material Conditions of Inner Spaces is an absurd slapstick musical, where three men are trying to change the material conditions by social action. The lead characters of Nissinen’s film are on a quest to find their inner spaces.
Pilvi Takala (b. 1981) lives and works in Istanbul and Amsterdam. She has studied in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and Glasgow School of Arts. Takala is known for her video works that investigate different social situations and human behaviour. These narrative works are based on site-specific performances and interventions. Takala’s works have recently been seen in Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm and Palais de Tokyossa in Paris. Takala was a candidate for the Ars Fennica Award in 2013 and won the British Emdash Award the same year. Drive with Care was also selected to the International Competition of Glasgow Short Film Festival in March, 2015.
Erkka Nissinen (b. 1975) has studied in The Slade School of Fine Art in London and the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, Finland. During 2011 Rotterdam Art Fair Nissinen won the acclaimed Illy Prize and he was awarded with AVEK Prize in 2013. Material Conditions of Inner Spaces also participates in EMAF – European Media Art Festival, and Nissinen’s films are widely presented at this years Oberhausen Short Film Festival, where he participates in the PROFILES section. The film Polis X takes part in the VIDEONALE exhibition in Bonn, Germany, until mid-April.
Event: Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen
Name of the screening: International Competition
Dates of the event: 8.–12.4.2015
Location: Nijmegen, the Netherlands