Azar Saiyar’s History Bleeds Under Your Fingernails (2016) and Jukka Silokunnas’s Vanishing Point (2017) are selected in the experimental short film competition of Message to Man International Film Festival. The 27th International Documentary, Short, and Animated Film Festival Message to Man is held from September 15–22 in Moscow, Russia.
Azar Saiyar’s History Bleeds Under Your Fingernails is screened on Tuesday, September 19 at 22:15 in Silico-2. History Bleeds Under Your Fingernails is a short film on the history of taming the left hand and on the culture of cultivating the bodies that do not fit.We used to believe that being left-handed could lead to criminality, stupidity, and immoral behaviour. So we tried to educate our children not to use that hand.
Azar Saiyar is a Helsinki-based filmmaker and media artist working with documentaries, experimental films and video art. In her work she uses different filmic styles and techniques. She is interested in the borders of identity – the traces of other people, our cultures and daily routines in us. She focuses on our ability to share and understand each other. What kind of experiences can be shared and to what limit?
Jukka Silokunnas’s Vanishing Point will be screened on Thursday, September 21 at 21:00 in Silico-1. “When I was a kid we used to traveler a lot with my family. I used to look the changing landscape through the caravan window. Only older I realized: I changed, not the landscape”, states the artist.
Jukka Silokunnas is a media artist who studied at University of Lisboa and Tampere University of Applied Sciences, from where he graduated as a visual artist in 2011. Silokunnas makes videos and uses the urban environment as his living room. His works talk about time and space and movements around them that often remain unnoticed. Silokunnas has participated in solo and group exhibitions, festivals and events including Centre for Contemporary Art Laznia in Gdansk, Poland (2013), Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2012) and Kunsthalle Helsinki (2011).
Message to Man International Film Festival, 15.–22.9.2017 Moscow, Russia
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