AV-arkki proudly presents Maija Blåfield’s film Golden Age @ Moving Image Art Fair, New York, March 3-6, 2016

AV-arkki is proud to participate in the upcoming 2016 edition of Moving Image, the contemporary video art fair in Chelsea, New York. AV-arkki´s selection for the fair is Maija Blåfield’s delicate piece Golden Age (2015).

Golden Age is a film about forgetting, remembering and documentary filmmaking itself. The director filmed documentary footage during 15 years and left it unwatched prior to the editing process. Distance opened a new perspective to the entirely different story than was originally intended to record. The fascinating scenes are created by combining unrelated shots with a recreated soundtrack. A few exact memories are seen, good stories told, two fairytales heard and a report received on how many hours of video footage man has shot in the course of history.

Maija Blåfield (b. 1973) is a Helsinki-based visual artist and filmmaker. Her works combine documentary and fiction and explore the fantastic reality. She graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2004 and her works have since been on display both in Finland and internationally, in art exhibitions, film festivals and on TV.  She received The Finnish State Prize for Media Art in 2014.

Moving Image was conceived to offer a viewing experience with the excitement and vitality of a fair, while allowing moving image-based artworks to be understood and appreciated on their own terms. The newly formed Moving Image Curatorial Advisory Committee for New York 2014 is inviting a selection of international commercial galleries and non-profit institutions to present single-channel videos, single-channel projections, video sculptures, and other larger video installations.

Moving Image
March 3-6, 2016

Thu March 3 – Sat March 5, 2016: 11am – 8pm
Sun March 6, 2016: 11am – 4pm
Opening reception: March 3, 2016: 6-8pm

Moving Image is located at the Waterfront New York Tunnel in Manhattan’s Chelsea District. Location: Waterfront New York Tunnel, 269 11th Avenue, Between 27th and 28th Streets, New York, NY 10001

AV-arkki’s participation is at the fair is supported by The Finnish Cultural Foundation.

AV-arkki, the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art, has been a pioneering distributor since 1989 and has opened up opportunities for Finnish artists to get their works recognized internationally. The activities of AV-arkki have contributed to the success that Finnish media art enjoys today. These activities are unique in both Finland and the other Nordic countries.