Pink Twins's Parametronomicon & Sasha Huber's KARAKIA in the competition @ Videomedeja
Pink Twins’s Parametronomicon (2015) and Sasha Huber’s KARAKIA – The Resetting Ceremony (2015) have been selected through AV-arkki’s distribution to the international competition of the 20th International Video Festival Videomedeja. The festival takes place in Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Novi Sad, Serbia, from October 21–23 2016.
Pink Twins‘s Parametronomicon will be exhibited as an installation. Parametronomicon presents a model of parametric virtual life. A biomechanic organism moves, multiplies and regenerates in an elaborate series of convulsive movements. Its life spans from simple formations to inevitable apocalyptic visions of an over-the-top visual orgy.
Pink Twins keep true to their “more is more” ethos with this expanded installation version and provide an immersive and synesthetic experience. Pink Twins is a duo of visual artists and electronic musicians, brothers Juha (b. 1978) and Vesa Vehviläinen (b. 1974), based in Helsinki, Finland.
Sasha Huber’s KARAKIA – The Resetting Ceremony was selected to the video screening competition. Sasha Huber (b. in 1975 in Zurich) is a visual artist who lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Committed artist, she works since several years on the project “Demounting Louis Agassiz” which consist in renaming Mount Agassizhorn whose origin comes from Louis Agassiz (1807-1873), Swiss naturalist who developed racist theories, to rename it in Rentyhorn in tribute to the slave, Renty and of those who met similar fates.
In KARAKIA – The Resetting Ceremony, Huber travels with a greenstone carver Jeff Mahuika (Kati Mahaki, Poutini Kai Tahu) to the site, between Kā Roimata a Hine Hukatere (Franz Josef Glacier) and Te Moeka o Tuawe (Fox Glacier) at Te Waipounamu (South Island) of New Zealand. On location Mr Mahuika offered a karakia blessing to symbolically un-name the glacier of its association with Agassiz and his racism.
International Video Festival Videomedeja, Novi Sad, Serbia, October 21–23 2016
More information: Videomedeja
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.