Jan Ijäs's Time Capsule at Trento Film Festival

Jan Ijäs's Time Capsule at Trento Film Festival

Jan Ijäs’s Time Capsule (2016) is screened at Trento Film Festival. Held from 27.4.–7.5., the festival is one the oldest in Italy.

Time Capsule is included in the “Sestogrado” section and the screening takes place on Tuesday, May 2, at 21:30 in Cinema Modena.

Screened previously e.g. at IDFA, Time Capsule is a documentary about Belgian artist Louis de Cordier bought a piece of land above the snow level from Sierra Nevada mountains in Spain. De Cordier has now built an underground library and a seedbank for non-genetically modified plants. The location at a height of 2000 metres above sea level, small temperature fluctuation, and dry climate slow the erosion of time. The architecture of the buildings draws on the design language of the visionary American architect and theoretician Buckminster Fuller.

Media artist and filmmaker Jan Ijäs lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Ijäs works with documentary, fiction and alternative film. The films of Ijäs deal with serious and difficult social themes, like migration into foreign and hostile societies. Ijäs’s films have been shown very widely abroad by over a hundred film festivals and as installations in museums and galleries.


Trento Film Festival, Italy, 27.4.–7.5.2017

More information: Trento FF


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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