Pink Twins’ and Arttu Nieminen’s short films compete at Seoul International ALT Cinema & Media Festival

Pink Twins’ The Transient (2023, in featured image) and Arttu Nieminen’s Lift Up Your Voices (2023) will be screened at NEMAF – Seoul International ALT Cinema & Media Festival, held from August 10–22 2023 in South Korea. Both films will be screened in the Glocal Competition screening “Evolving Space” on Monday, August 14.

What is The Transient? It is that fleeting moment when you question what you are seeing, when uncanny valley takes over and when harmonious wildlife is revealed as a monstrous result of cloning and obsessive manipulation of nature. Or the moment when you ignore the lure of the real and give in to the overwhelming beauty of growth, the blooming of spring and the glow of midsummer night. Real, based on a true story, artificial, imaginary, a natural paradise, an apocalyptic corruption of nature. The Transient is all of these things and more.

Pink Twins was formed in 1997 by brothers Juha and Vesa Vehviläinen, artists, filmmakers and electronic musicians, born and raised in Helsinki, Finland. Since starting in the hotbed of arts and underground music that was turn-of-the-millennium Helsinki, Pink Twins have polished their musical and visual output into a distinctive and superimmersive audiovisual mayhem. The colourful, abstract cyclic flow of their animation works focus on human perception, its functionality and limits. In their audiovisual live performances Pink Twins create a wholesome and transformative experience with an extremely detailed wall of sound and immersive video projections. Pink Twins have presented their works in exhibitions and festivals on all continents and performed audiovisual live shows through Europe, Americas, Asia and Australia.

Arttu Nieminen: Lift Up Your Voices (2023)

In Lift Up Your Voices, voice from the nonplace of an all-embracing algorithm addresses humanity in its last gasps. Punctuated by a song based on a stanza from Emily Dickinson’s poem “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain”, the Voice invites us to break bread and pray together, and to face the deadly consequences of our human desires. Finally, the Voice implores us to lift up our own voices against the hell of misbelieving.

Arttu Nieminen is a visual artist and filmmaker from Rovaniemi. Сoncentrated on momentary being and presence, he portrays this vision with rather minimal elements, clinging to him during the travels.

NEMAF – Seoul International ALT Cinema & Media Festival, August 10–22 2023, South Korea

More information: NEMAF

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. If you want to hear the latest news from our distribution, subscribe to our newsletter!