Rencontres Internationales Berlin features several AV-arkki’s artists’ works

Jenni Toikka’s Prelude Op. 28 No. 2 (2022, in featured image), Antti Tanttu’s Noli Timere (2022), Jenni Matti Harju’s Ecstasy (2023), and Jussi Eerola’s Grashopper (2023) are screened at Rencontres internationales, taking place April 9–14 2024 in Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany. Timo Wright’s VR documentary Everyday Realities is included in the festival’s VR selection “Disrealities, collages and utopia”.

Prelude Op. 28 No. 2 by Jenni Toikka is shown in the screening “Mismatch” on Wednesday, April 10 2024, at 20:00. During a single long shot, we see two people taking turns playing the piano and listening alternately. The uninterrupted playing and single shot capture the event in one temporal moment, but as the camera moves and two people change places, time is equally layered. When watching the other playing, can you feel your own hands and fingers on the keys? 

Matti Harju’s Ecstasy is shown in the screening “The Age of Innocence” on Thurday, April 11, 2024 at 20:00. Set in the darkest time of the year, a feverish and delirious film about a small and ever-shrinking island – the Ecstasy – located somewhere between the search for pleasure and the inherently destructive powers of capitalism.

Antti Tanttu’s animation Noli Timere partakes in the screening “Cet obscur objet de la conscience”The Obscure Object of Consciousness” on Friday, April 13 2024, at 17:00. Noli Timere is a work about the experience and emotion of fear or anxiety. What is common or private in those feelings and what do they have in common? The work contemplates on the collective fear and its elements.  

Jussi Eerola’s Grasshopper is screened in the looping screening programme “Communicating Spaces” on Friday, April 13, from 14:00 to 17:00. In Grasshopper, the night falls down on empty business premises – and lights go up! A minimalistic musical.

Jussi Eerola: Grasshopper (2023)

Timo Wright’s Everyday VRealities is an “open world” -type free movement virtual reality documentary about different kinds of homes, families and lifestyles. You can walk freely through the 3D-scanned homes and see the on-location volumetrically captured everyday moments.

Rencontres Internationales Berlin, April 9–14 2024, Germany

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AV-arkki has promoted and distributed Finnish media art since 1989. AV-arkki’s promotional efforts have made the artists’ participation in this event possible. If you want to hear the latest news from our distribution, subscribe to our newsletter!