Panu Johansson’s Water Tower Symphony (2023, in featured image) and Milja Viita’s Delight at Robert St. (2023) will be screened at Antimatter Media Art Festival, held from October 20–29 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
The screening of Panu Johansson’s Water Tower Symphony will take place on Friday, October 20, at 18.00. Water Tower Symphony is a tribute to Finnish water towers and the memories associated with them in the form of an experimental film. These slowly disappearing surreal eye-catchers of the local constructed environment deserve to be depicted through art – they deserve a visual symphony of their own.
Panu Johansson is a contemporary artist and an experimental filmmaker from Finland. The medias he mostly works with are moving image and sound. Some important influences and reoccurring themes in his work are the history of avant-garde/experimental film, but also cultural history in general.
Milja Viita’s Delight at Robert St. will be screened on Friday, October 27 at 20.00. Buddy, an old stray cat in Toronto, had managed to conquer a small territory of his own in the city center. The filmmaker met Buddy’s gaze every time she went out. She befriended her neighbor and captured his last autumn with her old 35mm hand cranked movie camera. Delight at Robert St. is a visual poem about the everyday moments that shape our lives.
Milja Viita‘s (b.1974) installations and films consist of experimental and documentary elements. Her works have been exhibited in e.g. Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Mänttä Art Festival and in film and media art festivals internationally. Milja Viita lives and works in Porvoo, Finland. She graduated with MFA degree in Time and Space Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in 2005.
Antimatter Media Art Festival, October 20–29 2023, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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