Submit your new title(s) for our next festival catalogue

Our visiting curator Pamela Cohn. We invite all artists working with moving image to submit their new title(s) for AV-arkki’s distribution catalogue 2024-2025. For the catalogue, we are looking for primarily single channel works that are/will be released in 2024… Read more »

Hyacinth Cracks

Sara Pathirane
New work
Hyacinth Cracks shows how the human imprint becomes small compared to nature's own processes and how nature acts as a creative force, creating surprising aesthetics as the silk painting gets tangled in new compositions in between the royal palm trees. In the work, human-insect collaboration is present in many layers, as the... Read more »

Under Control

Ville Koskinen
New work

Insects plague the botanical garden. The gardeners need to use increasingly harsh methods to cope with the situation. The more they try to get rid of the intruders, the worse the problem becomes.

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In Necrosis

François Yazbeck KENNO FILMI OSK
New work

A cosmic odyssey of consciousness in a post-human Beirut. It follows two souls trapped in an underground purgatory, blaring the lines between reality and nightmare.

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Contact Sheets

Anton Nikkilä
New work

A film commissioned by the Helsinki Psychogeographical Society in the summer 1995. Images and music: Anton Nikkilä.

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Geographic Samples 1-62

Anton Nikkilä
New work

Why are there almost 100 near-identical bridges across the 179 km motorway from Helsinki to Tampere? I never found out, but during one day in 1995 I photographed most of them and combined them with my music in which I sampled sounds of ventilation holes and electric street cabinets in Helsinki.

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New works in AV-arkki’s archive / Spring 24′

Sara Pathirane: Leda & Friends (2023) Discover AV-arkki’s latest acquisitions for our online archive below. For professional preview, please register to see the full-length versions. Memories, dreams, and family ties Minna Suoniemi: Mothering (2024) In Mothering, an adult daughter carries her mother… Read more »

With the Reclining Pine 1-12

Annette Arlander
New work

The artist sits on the trunk of a reclining pine tree and tells the tree about her current concerns. The work consists of twelve conversations the artist had with a pine in 2022 in Kaivopuisto Park, Helsinki. The conversations can also be viewed separately. 

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With the Pine in Seurasaari

Annette Arlander
New work
These conversations were recorded with a pine tree growing in the southern part of Seurasaari Island in Helsinki on Sundays between October 2, 2022 and June 4, 2023. The video contains fragments of the 23 conversations with the pine, in Finnish, edited chronologically with one section from each conversation. The... Read more »

I Never Lost Control

Jade Kallio
New work
This video explores the feeling of uncertainty in our daily lives and how it relates to our environment and bodies. The work delves into how our understanding of the body extends to structures and architecture—places where we breathe—emphasizing how these spaces and buildings serve as symbolic expressions of... Read more »

Generatio spontanea

Vappu Rossi
New work
The poetic media art animation shows a shadow of a small tree sapling, magically growing and evolving as the light travels during the day, from dawn to dusk. The background theme of the work is the arc of life: a day begins, a day ends, and something small but miraculous might happen in between. saattaa tapahtua siinä... Read more »

Generatio spontanea

Vappu Rossi
New work

The poetic media art animation shows a shadow of a small tree sapling, magically growing and evolving as the light travels during the day, from dawn to dusk. The background theme of the work is the arc of life: a day begins, a day ends, and something small but miraculous might happen in between. 

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Our artists’ exhibitions abroad

Several of AV-arkki’s artists are having an exhibition abroad at the moment. Here are some of them: Liinu Grönlund’s and Okku Nuutilainen’s Observe These Words (2020, in featured image) is included in the group exhibition “The Next Renaissance“, opening in… Read more »

Exit Song

Kaisu Koski
New work
Exit Song embraces one of the most misunderstood nocturnal creatures, the rat. It is a requiem to a rat-like creature, Bramble Cay Melomys, the first mammal recorded to become extinct as a result of anthropogenic climate change in 2016. The music video includes speculative-performative interventions with real and imaginary... Read more »

Ali Tajunnan

Petteri Cederberg
New work

An abstract video artwork that explores the logic of the subconscious and the emergence of ideas.

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