Panu Johansson’s Picturing a Micropolis: 96100-97690 (2018) travels the world. Johansson’s experimental short film will be screened at Pugnant Film Series – This Is not a Robot Film Festival (October 5–6, Athens, Greece), Experimental Film Guanajuato (October 11–12, Guanajuato, México), and at Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image (October 18–19, New York State, U.S.). Recently, it was also screened at DOBRA – Festival Int’l de Cinema Experimental (September 26–28, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), and at The Pile of Bones Underground Film Festival (September 28, Regina, Canada).
Picturing a Micropolis: 96100-97690 is a city symphony depicting Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland. It is also an entity in which all the details captured on film – images, memories, seasons and neighbourhoods – are swarmed to the viewers retina as an intense kinetic stream.
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.