Mika Taanila's The World at Experimental Video & Film Festival, Seoul
Mika Taanila’s short film The World (2017) will be screened at EXIS – Experimental Video & Film Festival, Seoul. The annual festival for artist’s cinema, experimental film and video will be held from July 13–20 in South Korea.
Premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam and previously screened e.g. at CPH:DOX, The World is included in the screening EX-Now 2, taking place on Wednesday, July 19 at 16:30 in the Korean Film Archive.
The images of The World consist of The Man Who Fell to Earth (dir. Nicolas Roeg 1976) evacuated and flipped. In abandoned landscapes, animals, furniture and empty vehicles are left awaiting for disaster. ”We must have died alone, a long long time ago.” (D.B.)
Mika Taanila (s. 1965) is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. He works with documentaries, experimental film and visual arts. Human engineering, utopias, failures and man-machines are recurring themes in his films and installations. Taanila’s works have been shown at major international group shows, such as Venice Biennale (Nordic Pavilion 2017), Aichi Triennale (2013), dOCUMENTA (2012), Shanghai Biennale (2006), Berlin Biennale (2004), Manifesta (2002) and Istanbul Biennial (2001). Solo shows include the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki (2013–14), Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2013), TENT, Rotterdam (2013) and Galleria Heino, Helsinki (2010). Taanila’s short films have been screened altogether at more than 300 international film festivals and special events. In 2015, Taanila was awarded with the prestigious Ars Fennica Award, the biggest Finnish art award.
EXIS – Experimental Video & Film Festival, Seoul, South Korea, July 13–20 2017
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