Saiyar's History Bleeds Under Your Fingernails & Kasitonni's The Wapiti at Viten FF, Bergen
Azar Saiyar’s History Bleeds Under Your Fingernails (2016) and Anssi Kasitonni’s The Wapiti (2014) are screened at Viten Film Festival, in Bergen, Norway. Held from November 11–13 and co-organised with New York-based Imagine Science FF, Viten Filmfestival is a new film festival focusing on science in its all forms.
Azar Saiyar’s History Bleeds Under Your Fingernails will be screened as a part of “Systems in Balance” programme on Saturday, November 12 at 19:00. History Bleeds Under Your Fingernails is a short film on the history of taming the left hand and on the culture of cultivating the bodies that do not fit. It tells how we used to believe that being left-handed could lead to criminality, stupidity, and immoral behaviour. So we tried to educate our children not to use that hand.
Azar Saiyar (b. 1979) is a Helsinki-based filmmaker and media artist working with documentaries, experimental films and video art. In her artistic work she focuses on our ability to share and understand each other. What kind of experiences can be shared and to what limit?
Anssi Kasitonni’s The Wapiti will also be screened on Saturday, November 12 at 16:30. The film is included in a programme called “Living with Nature“. The Wapiti is an educational reenactment about the life of deviant wapitis.
Anssi Kasitonni (b. 1978) is a skateboarder and an award-winning artist from Sahalahti, Finland. He has worked in music, drawing and sculpture, but to many of his fans, the most beloved of his works are the short films he makes at his own farm. Kasitonni won the esteemed Ars Fennica Award in 2011.
Both screenings take place in the Cinemateket USF.
Viten filmfestival, November 11–13, Bergen, Norway
More information: Viten 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.