Tuomas A. Laitinen's The Powder of Sympathy in the competition of Uppsala International Short FF

Tuomas A. Laitinen's The Powder of Sympathy in the competition of Uppsala International Short FF

Tuomas A. Laitinen’s The Powder of Sympathy (2015) is selected to the international competition of Uppsala International Short Film Festival, held from October 24–30 in Uppsala, Sweden. The film has been previously screened at several nternational film festivals, including European Media Art Festival and Hamburg International Short Film Festival in Germany and New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland.

The Powder of Sympathy sets in motion a frantic flow of images combined with feverish pounding, hissing and rattling sounds sourced from West Africa, the USA and China. The healing properties of copper are juxtaposed with its conductive role in the development and continuity of electricity-dependent modern societies. It is a hypnotic journey to the material mediation of our existence.

Tuomas A. Laitinen’s work deals with social realities, circumstances and spaces in relation to the individual body, both in private and public realm. Laitinen has recently exhibited at Art+Shanghai Gallery in China and in Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki. Laitinen was the first artist to receive the Art Prize of the Academy of Finland in 2013.


Uppsala International Short FF, October 24–30 2016, Uppsala, Sweden

More information: Uppsala ISFF


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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