AV-arkki presents a lecture and a showcase on the latest generation of the Finnish artists’ moving image in St. Petersburg on Saturday, November 2. The event is part of the screening programme hosted by the New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival and supported by the Finnish Institute in St. Petersburg.
The event begins at 16:00 with a lecture “New Shoots in the Electric Forest” by Tytti Rantanen, the programme coordinator of AV-arkki. In her lecture, Rantanen will give an insight how the latest turns in Finnish Artists’ Moving Image relate to the tradition of the art form — but also pave way towards new directions and concerns and broader contexts.
The lecture is followed by a screening at 19:00 with presence of artists Alisa Javits and Jari Kallio (MSL).
The screening starts with Crush by Reija Meriläinen (AVEK award for Media Art 2019). Meriläinen made her video in collaboration with a YouTube hit Hydraulic Press Channel.
Jaakko Pallasvuo’s, Antti Jussila’s & Jari Kallio’s Fruits of the Loom (IFFR 2019) and Jenni Luhta’s Help Me exorcise political ghosts of the future passed. Azar Saiyar’s Monument of Distance is also a contemplation of the cultural history, but in a personal and affective level.
Elli Vuorinen’s Still Lives (Milano FF 2019; Nordisk Panorama 2019) is a multi-lingual animation on globally shared modern day pressures acted out by ancient artefacts. The flowing images of Alisa Javits’s Glitter Dreams (in featured image) lead us towards the lightness of trying and daring, the lightness of shining particles.
Artor Jesus Inkerö’s Swole is part of a larger documentary project where the artist commits to an intensive and transformative gym and diet regimen — all the while immersing oneself in the vocabulary and thinking of the bodybuilding community. Hinni Huttunen’s SLEEVELESS / FEARLESS is an empowered response to fatphobia and the stereotypical ideals of beauty, and a stoic adoration of the slowly moving flesh.
The Latest Generation of the Finnish Artists’ Moving Image, November 2 2019, St. Petersburg, Russia
More information: New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival