Jaakko Pallasvuo’s Filter (2017) was screened at Onion City Film Festival. Held in Chicago from March 8–11, Onion City is one of the premiere international festivals exclusively devoted to experimental film and video.
Filter had its world festival premiere at New York Film Festival in September 2017. Filter explores the ways in which nostalgia is experienced in the 21st century. Tracing a journey from Europe to New York City to Syracuse, the film considers the ways in which mediation can enhance or disrupt nostalgic sentiment. Integrating visual culture, music and performance, Filter examines the question of what is included and what excluded when memories are created.
Jaakko Pallasvuo (b. 1987) is an internet-based artist working in Helsinki and Berlin. He has studied at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. Pallasvuo’s semi-autobiographical video essays revolve around how identities are constructed and performed in networked media environments. Pallasvuo’s work has been shown at Higher Pictures Gallery in New York, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki, Future Gallery in Berlin and Saamlung Gallery in Hong Kong.
Onion City Film Festival, 8.–11.3.2018, Chicago
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