Suomi-Väänänen and SUPER NORTH WORKSHOP @ Experiments in Cinema, Albuquerque

A complete retrospective of Maarit Suomi-Väänänen‘s works is shown at Experiments in Cinema, held April 5—10 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The festival marks the U.S. premiere for Log Head (2015) and the world premiere for Minispectacles 19—24: Albuquerque Straight (2016), shot during Suomi-Väänänen’s visit to Experiments in Cinema last year.

Besides a special presentation “Super North”, Suomi-Väänänen facilitates the SUPER NORTH WORKSHOP, including a total of 24 Minispectacles and a showcase of Finnish experimental film by AV-arkki’s female member artists such as Pilvi Takala, Salla Tykkä and Anneli Nygren and many others. Suomi-Väänänen will speak about her artistic approach in visual and media arts in the context of women and filmmaking in Finland.

This year’s programme of Experiments in Cinema honors women in experimental film with the “She-ness Edition.” Directed by Professor Bryan Konefsky, the event pays special tribute to Laura Mulvey and Chantal Akerman. Suomi-Väänänen’s essay “Log Head has a Hog Deal” is published in the festival’s Yearbook #2 Girlfriend: An Ovular Peek into She-ness and Cinema.

In addition, Minna Långström‘s To Melt (2015), an audiovisual poem about intergenerational transmissions of memories, will have its U.S. premiere April 7 in EXPERIMENT 12 programme.

Screenings of Super North and SUPER NORTH WORKSHOP

April 7 EXPERIMENT 10 17:30–18:30

Maarit Suomi-Väänänen:

Up And About Again (2009, 10:00)

In a Musty, Misty Thicket (2012, 13:00)

Log Head, US Premiere (2015, 10:00)

A Bit Scary Really… (2007, 08:00)

Swan Song (2004, 06:00)

Minispectacles Albuquerque Straight, World Premiere (2016, 06:00)

April 8 SUPER NORTH WORKSHOP 10:00–14:00

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Maarit Suomi-Väänänen:

Minispectacles 1-24/100 (2010–2016, 26:00)

Minispectacles 1-3: Touché, Douche, Souche (2010)

Minispectacles 4-9: Along, Against (2013)

Minispectacles 10-18: Solo, Duo, Trio, Quartet (2014)

Minispectacles 19-24: Albuquerque Straight (2016)

Salty Snow (2007, 08:40)

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Minna Suoniemi: Game Boys (2003, 04:40)

Pilvi Takala: Broad Sense (2012, 08:50)

Hanne Ivars: Power and Glory; Red Carpet (2014, 02:40)

Maria Duncker: One In A Million (2005, 02:05)

Salla Tykkä: Lasso (2000, 03:45)

Anneli Nygren: Laundry-Work (1992, 03:00)

Miia Rinne: Attraction (2015, 05:00)

Elena Näsänen: Road (2003, 02:00)

Ingrid Ung: A Song For a (T) Girl (2010, 12:30)

Salla Myllylä: My Tree (2015, 01:10)

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Marja Viitahuhta : 99 Years from My Life (2003, 33:00)

Experiments in Cinema, April 5–10 2016, Albuquerque, New Mexico,

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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.