Johanna Lecklin's and Axel Straschnoy's new works @ KUMU Art Film Festival, Tallinn

Johanna Lecklin's and Axel Straschnoy's new works @ KUMU Art Film Festival, Tallinn

Johanna Lecklin’s and Axel Straschnoy’s new short films are screened at KUMU Art Film Festival, Tallinn, held from September 29 to October 2. Located in the KUMU Art Museum, the festival calls itself “the first and only cultural event in Estonia to focus on the relationship between film and the visual arts”. Lecklin’s and Straschnoy’s works will be screened on Saturday, October 1, at 18:45 in the Museum auditorium.

Johanna Lecklin’s Maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable: I simply am not there is a portrait of a narcissist. The film consists of monologues performed in the form of tableau vivants that refer to art historical compositions. A possible crime story is built up by the testimonies of the people around the man. Johanna Lecklin (b. 1972) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2003 and studied in London at the Slade School of Fine Art, in UCL. Lecklin works with video and photography. Her video work is based on documentary, narrativity and performativity.

Straschnoy: Le rappel à l'ordre

Straschnoy: Le rappel à l’ordre

Axel Straschnoy’s The Call to Order is a film about the packing, storage, and transportation of works of art. It shows works packed into boxes, taken out of boxes, boxes being placed on trucks, works being hanged, works being stored. Axel Straschnoy (b. 1978, Buenos Aires) is a visual artist whose previous long-term, research-focused projects include Kilpisjärvellä, a planetarium film on exploration in northern Lapland under the Northern Lights, The Figure of the Earth, a short film based on a book by 18th century French mathematician Pierre Maupertuis, and the lecture-performance series, Notes on the Double Agent.


KUMU Art Film Festival, September 29 – October 2, Tallinn

More information: KUFF


AV-arkki has promoted and distributed Finnish media art since 1989. AV-arkki’s promotional efforts have made the artists’ participation in this event possible.

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