Polis X by Erkka Nissinen at Kansk Video Festival in August 22 – 30, 2015
Kansk Video Festival provides a social platform for alternative and innovative films. The films presented at the festival move beyond the boundaries of mainstream cinematography and contemporary art. The festival promotes new names of independent and uncompromising video and filmmakers.
Polis X | 2012 | 15:30 min
The word Polis comes from Greek, meaning a city or an entity composed of citizens. Polis X is a kaleidoscope of human destinies that reference the ancient Greek ideal of the city-state. Instead of depicting a perfected state of an utopian community, the viewer is confronted by the obscene historical traces of mankind’s inhumanity.
In little more than a decade, filmmaker and artist Erkka Nissinen (b. 1975) has produced a body of work that has no equal: absurd, grotesque, bizarre, satirical. 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. Only during 2015, the works of Nissinen have been presented at international festivals and events such as Kumu Art Film Festival, Tallinn, Estonia; VIDEOEX, Zurich, Switzerland; EMAF – European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany; International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany and Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Kansk Video Festival, Kansk, Krasnoyarsk region, Russia, August 22 – 30, 2015. For more information: http://www.festival-cannes.ru/en/about-festival.html | https://www.facebook.com/kanskfest