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Annette Arlander: With an Alder in Kaivopuisto (2018, 01:40:10)
This time-lapse video is part of the project “Performing with Plants”. I sat on an alder stub in Kaivopuisto Park in Helsinki in 2017, between 12 January and 17 December, all in all 100 times. I recorded the sessions and edited them into a video that contains one minute of each session.
Annette Arlander: With Elms in Kaivopuisto 1 & 2 (2018, 01:41:10)
This time-lapse video is part of the project “Performing with Plants”. I visited a group of elm trees in Kaivopuisto Park in Helsinki in 2017, between 10 January and 17 December, all in all 101 times. I recorded the visits on video from two different distances and edited them into a two-channel installation, which contains one minute of each visit, and combined these videos into a split-screen version as well.
Reija Meriläinen: Stabbing (2014, 27:08)
A block of ballistic gel is repeatedly stabbed and then beaten. Somewhere there is a cat.
Arja Kärkkäinen: Love Letter (2015, 01:00)
Love letter is a series of one minute video performances speculating the difficulty in admitting or expressing one’s affection towards the other. Sometimes difficult things are easier to shout than whisper.
Inari Virmakoski: Touch (2020, 04:07)
A video about the expressive power of hands. The darkness and light of the studio surrounding help to create a situation where the hands could be brought apart from the rest of the body to show the poetry, quality and sensitivity of their movement.
Inari Virmakoski: Ground Water (2020, 08:14)
Water is the driving force of life, almost sacred in itself. My performance is a praise for water, and the movement of Butoh dance as well as the minimal use of material make it visible.
Natural resources and their use, management and especially their distribution worldwide make me wonder.
Animation / mixed media:
Joel Autio: The Other Night (2019, 17:45)
Dreams and memories merge together at the moment of disappearance. Recurring visions and gestures are drawn into the void within the portrait of a fading self.
Mox Mäkelä: Andjust (2020, 01:50:00)
The sacred satire of the “stand art” host and great stuff before they become dust. The viewer gets to tour the house of the old man, Andjust. The film reflects the twins of world literature, Gogol’s Plushkin (The Dead Souls), as well as Dickens ’Scrooge (The Christmas Carol). The film Andjust is a rare, lush and cheeky fruit in the chaos of our pure era. Its nectar can cause a glutton, accustomed to the heights of cool touring, to hit its nose in a puddle of reflections in the power of a strange burst.
Jaakko Pietiläinen: Shrouds Have No Pockets (2021, 29:40)
N.N. is on a holiday. He’s enjoying a complimentary stay at a premium hotel accompanied by a curated menu of equally complimentary experiences. In return, N.N. is asked to take a daily trip with the iGum – a proprietary, smartphone operated device, capable of accessing, altering and recording the consciousness of its user through dental nerve access. Shrouds Have no Pockets is a post-cinematic sequel of Chris Markers La Jetée. Combining 3d-animation and filmed POV-footage it studies the relation of an assumed immediate reality and mediated experiences such as dreams, memories, games or films. Shrouds Have no Pockets shares its key themes of time, perception and memory with La Jetée and relocates them into contemporary contexts of late stage capitalism, ubiquitously circulated images and an increasingly automated visual production.
Leda Vaneva: Subtle Motion (2020, 02:45)
This video brings up questions about our relationship with space, the notion of home and the everyday in the context of the extreme (lockdown). The composition consists of a series of videos of mundane situations, embedded in the borders of Leda Vanevaʼs living room 3d scan.