Pilvi Takala’s The Stroker (2019), Elli Vuorinen’s Still Lives (2019) and Patrik Söderlund’s Realms (2018) were selected for the competition of the DokumentArt Festival, held in Neubrandenburg, Germany, from October 15–20.
Pilvi Takala’s The Stroker competes in “Competition 10: Inventar” on Saturday, October 19 at Latücht. The Stroker is based on Takala’s two week-long intervention at Second Home, a trendy East London coworking space for young entrepreneurs and startups. During the intervention Takala posed as a wellness consultant named Nina Nieminen, the founder of cutting-edge company Personnel Touch who were allegedly employed by Second Home to provide touching services in the workplace.
Elli Vuorinen’s Still Lives will be screened in “Competition 1: Placemaking” on Wednesday, October 16 at Latücht. In Still Lives, the concept of busy stillness is explored from various standpoints as museum artefacts from all around the world reflect on the mundane challenges of modern life.
Patrik Söderlund’s Realms will compete in “Competition 6: Disconnected” on Thursday, October 17 at Latücht. A short film about geological epochs, kingdoms of life and mass extinctions, Realms voyages through deep time from the primeval ocean to the post-human future.
DokumentArt Festival, October 15–20 2019, Neubrandenburg, Germany
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