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Hanna Arvela: Bird’s-eye View (2019, 00:05:31)
Exact words from artist interviews are mouthed by other professionals.
Clément Beraud: Esthautomatisme sonore (2017, 00:05:57)
Warning: This video may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised. The film is the implosion by the rhythm or the ciné-prose of the 21st century. Venom for eternity. “Esthautomatism” is a word taken from the lettrist movement that wanted to change the way of looking at cinema, to destroy it, to break it. Esthautomatism is a combination of the words ‘aesthetic’ and ‘automatism’. This film is an experimental essay on the perception of our senses in front of Cinema that is sometimes attached way too much to too many rules.
Timo Bredenberg: Without Friction (2018, 00:14:00)
In a near future, inside a virtual fragmented landscape, artificial intelligence is trying to interpret events that led to the abandonment of network capitalism. Without Friction is speculative fiction built around different polarities and tensions found in the network capitalism.
Panu Johansson: From One’s Silence to Other’s (2014, 00:08:36)
A fragmented collage reassembles a life lost. A radiant yet fractured narrative replete with lacunae found in history and time, refracted through the half light of memory and film.
Panu Johansson: Picturing a Micropolis: 96100-97690 (2018, 00:10:49)
This film 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.
Rita Jokiranta: In the Minds of Others 1: Parallel Days (2018, 00:09:50)
The video is an independent part of the multichannel video installation In the Minds of Others. It deals with questions of the incongruence of time and events. It also reflects the thought that all that happens may be paralleled, coincidental and layered, and without any connection to other events.
Arja Kärkkäinen: Think double, triple, always, too much, never (2016, 00:04:14)
A woman is hiding under the cover. Later on, it appears that she’s being chased by the room and she’s trying to get out of its sight. She manages to escape for a short run but eventually the room reaches the stray and surrounds her to protect or to prison her.
Marko Lampisuo: National Landscape (2019, 00:05:00)
National Landscape is a short film and musical improvisation against alt-right cultural appropriation. A cry of a flute cuts through the disintegrating landscapes. The admiration of Carelian hill scenery takes a disturbing turn, as once common national symbols are hijacked by fascists.
Nina Lassila: The Trophy (2018, 00:02:59)
A beautifully dressed woman is seen from different perspectives and angles. As a sculpture, an object. She is clearly a trophy. A little later the protagonist runs into the image and stops and looks back at us. She yells and runs away along the road and disappears. What or who is the woman running from? And why?
Jaakko Pallasvuo, Antti Jussila & Jari Kallio: Fruits of the Loom (2019, 00:27:27)
A communist and a capitalist recall their voyage into a wilderness of leisure time. A domestic cycle of breaking into houses, chasing the ghosts of parties past. The waters ice over, ready to incubate. Something new is being born, or is at least arriving. From one perspective – an investment, from the other – Satanic.
Iona Roisin: And the Worst Thing Is You Do It to Yourself (2017, 00:09:34)
A monologue fades in an out over footage of repetitive domestic activities. The monologue recalls hazily, then lapses into abstraction. Gradually one begins to connect to a post-assault narrative. And the worst thing is you do it to yourself is about the distrust of memory in relation to certain kinds of subjects in which suspicion is already written into the public discourse surrounding them.
Sami Sänpäkkilä & Anna-Mari Nousiainen: Eternal sleep of the Man (2018, 00:09:15)
The Eternal Sleep of the Man is a collaborative film by Sami Sänpäkkilä and Anna-Mari Nousiainen. The film depicts magical realism and seeks solace in our urban environment. In the passage titled #suomineito (Finnish maiden) a woman in blue clothes and blue hair hangs upside down from a rope in a tree. In the passage Kultasuu (Goldmouth) Nousiainen cuts her hair in the middle of a golden glitter rain and in another passage a man reads a burning book and sings of hope. The work is available as a nine minute short film with surround sound or as a 15 channel installation with two stereo audio channels.
Patrik Söderlund: Realms (2018, 00:19:38)
A short film about geological epochs, kingdoms of life and mass extinctions, Realms voyages through deep time from the primeval ocean to the post-human future.
Pinja Valja: Poly Love Story (2017, 00:18:49)
A Poly Love Story is a dancerly film that tells a love story from the point of view of polyamorous people. The film is based on scenes of a traditional love story. The different stages of a love affair are depicted using dance, music and dialogue adapted from interviews with polyamorous people. Is love diminished by sharing?
Milja Viita: When We Are Nothing Left (2019, 00:07:11)
A minimalist film about time, infinity and life cycle, created in the spirit of William Blake. The film is shot and hand processed at the Film Farm in Ontario, Canada, during the summer 2018.