Erkki Kurenniemi's Florence selected to Wavelengths Programme of Toronto IFF

Erkki Kurenniemi's Florence selected to Wavelengths Programme of Toronto IFF

22.08.2017

The late Erkki Kurenniemi’s Florence (1970) will have its North American premiere through AV-arkki’s distribution. It will be screened as one of the archival pics of the acknowledged Wavelengths Programme at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), held from September 7–17. Curated by Andréa Picard, the Wavelengths presents every year a variety of audacious experimental films.

Kurenniemi: Florence (1970)

Kurenniemi: Florence (1970)

Shot during a trip to a conference on electro-acoustic music, Florence is a rich collage of double exposures. Images from the Alps, Milano, and Florence are merged with impressions from the Finnish summer. The 16mm Pathé ciné-camera enabled Kurenniemi to wind back, revisit and reshoot the same frames.

Valokuvanro 400001 ajoitus: 1960 valokuvatyyppi: mustavalkovedos asiasanat: ihminen ; mies ; valokuva ; muotokuva ; kasvokuva ; 1960-luku ; Kurenniemi, Erkki sisältökuvaus: Mustavalkoinen kasvokuva nuoresta, tummahiuksisesta miehestä. Katse suoraan eteenpäin, leuka nojaa kämmeneen. Kuvaa peittää osittain leikkauksin koristeltu, läpikuultava pinta. Nuori Erkki Kurenniemi, 1960-luku. Liimattu paperille. Digikuvanro 400001 skannaus 2010-08-16 skannaaja: Halkola, Kirsi digiluokitus: skannattu kuva digitointilaite: Epson V750 Pro kuvankäsittelyohjelmisto: Photoshop cs4

Erkki Kurenniemi in the 1960s

Erkki Kurenniemi (1941–2017) was a pioneer of Finnish electronic music. His projects and works anticipated in many ways the revolutionary impact of computers on both society and personal lives. Between 1964–70 Kurenniemi shot a number of short experimental 16mm films, part of which were later combined with his electronic music from the same era. In the short films, the futuristic fascination towards computers and electronics meets the sensuality of the organic details such as plants and insects. Some of Kurenniemi’s films are also exciting and unique documents about the 1960s underground youth having fun in Helsinki.


Toronto International Film Festival, 7.–17.9.2017, Canada

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