Works by AV-arkki members selected to F5.6. x Video Forever, Helsinki, Finland, 2.4.2014


Private Dancers by Petra Innanen, Freestyle Swimming by Santtu Koivu, The Bath House by Henna-Riikka Halonen, Grind by Jenni Hiltunen and Sweet Movie by Jan Ijäs have been selected to event “F5.6 x Video forever”. The screening, under the theme “Body”, will show works by Finnish and international artists, some of which will be present at the screening. Curators Barbara Polla and Paul Ardenne will open the screening and conduct the discussion.

Programming of Finnish works is a collaboration with AV-arkki. Frame Visual Art Finland supports the event.

Event: F5.6 x Video Forever. Lavaklubi (Finnish National Theatre) is an intimate bar-club, with up to 150 seats, excellent audio-visual facilities and full bar, to encourage the discussion.
Date of the event: 2.4.2014
City: Helsinki
Country: Finland
Curators: Barbara Polla & Paul Ardenne
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F5.6 x Video Forever event on 2.4.2014 is a collaboration between two events, Swiss-French video screening series Video Forever and Finnish club F5.6. Both parties have been working on their own events for years and this is their first joined project.

Video Forever is organized by Swiss curator Barbara Polla and French writer, teacher and curator Paul Ardenne.

Club F5.6 is a collaboration between organizations: Photo Do ry, the Association of Finnish Press Photographers and Musta Taide, the publishing arm of Aalto University.

This special event builds a two-way street between two strong visual cultures, France and Finland. The first steps have already been taken as video works by Miina Kallinen and Niina Suominen were shown at the Video Forever February screening in Paris.

The monthly Parisian event will have a semi-annual screening in Helsinki in the futire, as part of the programme of the Club 5.6.

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