New installations in our online archive / October ’19

Discover these recent acquisitions in our online archive! For professional preview, please register to see the full-length versions.

Sophia Ehrnrooth: 879 Heroes by Heart (2018, 00:27:00)

Sophia Ehrnrooth: 879 Heroes by Heart

879 Heroes by Heart is an installation about youth, fandom and identity. It shows four young boys competing in who remembers the most football-players by heart. The boys talk out of turn, they focus, they try their hardest. In the end each boy recalls over 200 names. How many names would you remember?

Hinni Huttunen: Homage for women’s work in three acts (4 hours, 30 minutes and 4 hours) (2018)

Hinni Huttunen: Homage for women’s work in three acts (4 hours, 30 minutes and 4 hours)

According to a survey carried out by Statistics Finland in 2018, the most common profession for women in Finland in 2016 was in the industry of human health and social work activities. The average duration for a workday for a person working within this industry is 8 hours with a separate break. The video performance Homage for women’s work in three acts (4 hours, 30 minutes and 4 hours) by Hinni Huttunen is an act of homage for these women working in the human health and social work activities and to her grandmother who worked as a deaconess and a nurse. On the video Hinni Huttunen is standing still for 8 hours in total.

Renja Leino: Archiving Ice (2018)

Renja Leino: Archiving Ice

Sea Ice is melting. Ice blocks crack and move with waves. There is both silent visual beauty and horror of the ice and the sea surface. Slowly, the idea of the Climate Change starts to dominate this suggestive silent flow of images.

Arttu Nieminen: Awareness (2019)

Arttu Nieminen: Awareness

Neurocinematic dive into surreal prophecy, where awareness of mankind reaches to the heavens.

Jaakko Pietiläinen: Housing Fair (2018, 00:10:50)

Jaakko Pietiläinen: Housing Fair

The work is set in a typical suburban residential area, where all residents have evaporated. Autonomous home appliances, such as service robots, intelligent refrigerators, robotic lawnmowers and self-guided cars, consume their time, maintain their surroundings, and think back on the missing humans.

AV-arkki is a non-profit artists’ association. It was founded in 1989 and now has over 250 Finnish or Finland-based artists as its members. AV-arkki’s main purpose is to distribute Finnish media art to festivals, events, museums and galleries within Finland and internationally.