Maija Blåfield and Erkka Nissinen presented at EMAF, 22 - 26 April 2015!

Maija Blåfield and Erkka Nissinen presented at EMAF, 22 - 26 April 2015!

Golden Age by Maija Blåfield (b. 1973) and Material Conditions of Inner Spaces by Erkka Nissisen (b. 1975) are presented at EMAF – European Media Art Festival, held between 22 and 26 April in Osnabrück, Germany.

The screening is an international premiere for Golden Age.

Nissinen’s Material Conditions of Inner Spaces is an absurd slapstick musical, where the lead characters are on a quest to find their inner spaces. The three men are trying to change the material conditions by social action.

Erkka Nissinen 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. In 2013, he was awarded with the AVEK Prize for media art.

Golden Age looks into the nature of documentary itself

Maija Blåfield’s new documentary film is concerned with forgetting, remembering and documentary filmmaking itself. The director filmed documentary footage during 15 years and left it unwatched prior to the editing process. Distance opened a new perspective to the entirely different story than was originally intended to record. The fascinating scenes are created by combining unrelated shots with a recreated soundtrack. A few exact memories are seen, good stories told, two fairytales heard and a report received on how many hours of video footage man has shot in the course of history.

The film had its national premiere at DocPoint Documentary Film Festival 2015 in Helsinki, and it was selected as the critic’s choice by John Anderson.

Maija Blåfield is a Helsinki-based visual artist and filmmaker. Her works combine documentary and fiction and explore the fantastic reality. She graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2004 and her works have since been on display both in Finland and internationally, in art exhibitions, film festivals and on TV. She received The Finnish State Prize for Media Arts on 2014.

John Anderson writes about Golden Age in IndieWire.

EMAF – European Media Art Festival 22 – 26 April, 2015, Osnabrück, Germany. More information: http://emaf.de/.

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