AV-arkki starts a new festival year 2023 with a two-part special screening programme at Minimalen Short Film Festival, held in Trondheim from January 10–15 2023. In addition, several short films by our artists were selected for the Nordic competition.
Finnish Media Art – AV-arkki
The first screening on Saturday, January 14, at 13:00, is a chronological dive into the depths of the archive, picking something from each decade: beloved classics like Eino Ruutsalo’s The Jump (1965) or Erkka Nissinen’s Vantaa (2008), but also rare gems like Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl’s enigmatic Sinisukka 1948 (1984), Rosa Liksom’s travelogue Dyve In (1990) or Saila Puranen’s 00:01 (1991), a gloomy study on what doomscrolling looked like before there were smartphones. Pasi Myllymäki’s Sleeping (1979) was an influential short film in the spirit of punk rock during an otherwise sleepy era in the Finnish experimental film scene.
The screening also includes the esoteric video ritual Hexual Spellings (2015) by Timo Vaittinen, the Fluxus event score performance Passing Music for a Tree (2018) by renowned lens-based artist Elina Brotherus, and HNV Collective’s pensive take on the history of radioactive jewelry, Atomic (2020).
The second screening takes place on Sunday, January 15, at 12:00. It is a showcase of the youngest generations of AV-arkki’s artists, most of them millennials. The short films and videos look at both queer histories and futures (Elian Mikkola’s Via Karelia, 2021 and Jade Kallio’s and Remi Vesala’s Magma, 2020) or imagine the post-apocalyptical poetics like Nastja Säde Rönkkö’s Iceland (Nighttime) (2019). Anni Puolakka’s From the Heart (2021) and Maija Tammi’s The Problem of the Hydra (2020) both give the floor to very small creatures of other species, but while the former is a comedy with tragic nuances, the latter is a scientific essay film. AV-arkki’s programme coordinator Tytti Rantanen will present both screenings.
Films by our artists in competitions
In featured image: Nastja Säde Rönkkö: Iceland (Nighttime) (2019)
Minimalen Short Film Festival, January 10–15 2023, Trondheim, Norway
More information: Minimalen
AV-arkki has promoted and distributed Finnish media art since 1989. AV-arkki’s promotional efforts have made the artists’ participation in this event possible.