Jaakko Pallasvuo’s and Anni Puolakka’s short film Café Helsinki will be screened at Onion City Experimental Film + Video Festival, held from June 9–13 2021. Café Helsinki is included in the screening “Mass Extinction Psychodrama“, screened on Wednesday, June 9. Meanwhile in Europe, Pallasvuo & Puolakka also participate to the Baltic Triennial, held from June 4 to September 5 2021.
In Café Helsinki, a cow and a fool meet to discuss the power of refusal.
Jaakko Pallasvuo is an artist. Pallasvuo makes videos, texts, performances and installations that explore the anxieties of being alive now, and the prospect of living in some possible future. In recent years Pallasvuo’s work has been presented at The New York Film Festival, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Kunsthalle St. Gallen and Jupiter Woods, among other places.
Anni Puolakka (born in Oulu, Finland) is based in Helsinki and makes performances, videos, installations, drawings and texts in which biographical materials are incorporated into fictional worlds. The works play with the boundaries and potential of human animals as they seek meaningful and vibrant – sometimes drowsy or dirty – involvement with other beings, objects and surroundings.
Onion City Experimental Film + Video Festival, June 9–13 2021, Chicago, U.S.
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