Jaakko Pallasvuo’s short film Filter (2017) is selected in the international competitions of the European Media Art Festival (EMAF), held in Osnabrück, Germany, from April 18–22, and The Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival (ICDOCS), held from April 26–28.
At EMAF, Filter is included in the programme “Encrypted Messages”, screened on Friday, April 20, at 21:00. The screening at ICDOCS takes place on Friday, April 27, at 17:15.
Premiered at New York Film Festival, Filter explores the ways in which nostalgia is experienced in the 21st century. Tracing a journey from Europe to New York City to Syracuse, the film considers the ways in which mediation can enhance or disrupt nostalgic sentiment. Integrating visual culture, music and performance, Filter examines the question of what is included and what excluded when memories are created.
Jaakko Pallasvuo (b. 1987) is an internet-based artist working in Helsinki and Berlin. He has studied at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. Pallasvuo’s semi-autobiographical video essays revolve around how identities are constructed and performed in networked media environments. Pallasvuo’s work has been shown at Higher Pictures Gallery in New York, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki, Future Gallery in Berlin and Saamlung Gallery in Hong Kong.
European Media Art Festival (EMAF), 18.–22.4.2018, Osnabrück, Germany
The Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival (ICDOCS), 26.–28.4.2018, U.S.