Mika Taanila’s Patent Nr. 314805 will be screened at Light Cone’s Cinema for the Ear screening in Luminor Hôtel de Ville, Paris, France. The screening will be held on Wednesday, October 14 at 20:30 (CEST). The screening, which will alternate films and sound pieces, will be an opportunity to further investigate the dialogue between sound and image, which finds an interesting extension in the use of the optical sound track in cinema.
Finnish engineer Eric Tigerstedt solved the dilemma of sound-on-film already before World War I. Patent Nr. 314805 is an experimental short film, in which all images and sounds are produced from the surviving test materials originally created in 1914.
Mika Taanila (b. 1965) is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. He works with documentaries, experimental film and visual arts. Human engineering, utopias, failures and man-machines are recurring themes in his films and installations. Taanila’s short films have been screened altogether at more than 300 international film festivals and special events. In 2015, Taanila was awarded with the prestigious Ars Fennica Award, the biggest Finnish art award.
Cinema for the Ear, October 14 2020, Luminor Hôtel de Ville, Paris, France
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