Pink Twins’ The Transient selected for Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Fest Anča International Animation Festival and Vienna Shorts

Pink Twins’ The Transient (2023) was selected for the international competitions of Annecy International Animation Film Festival, held in France from June 11–17 2023 and Vienna Shorts, held in Austria from June 1–6 2023. The Transient will also be screened in “Anča in Mordor” screening at Fest Anča International Animation Festival, held in Slovakia from June 29 – July 2 2023.

What is The Transient? It is that fleeting moment when you question what you are seeing, when uncanny valley takes over and when harmonious wildlife is revealed as a monstrous result of cloning and obsessive manipulation of nature. Or the moment when you ignore the lure of the real and give in to the overwhelming beauty of growth, the blooming of spring and the glow of midsummer night. Real, based on a true story, artificial, imaginary, a natural paradise, an apocalyptic corruption of nature. The Transient is all of these things and more.

Pink Twins was formed in 1997 by brothers Juha and Vesa Vehviläinen, artists, filmmakers and electronic musicians, born and raised in Helsinki, Finland. Since starting in the hotbed of arts and underground music that was turn-of-the-millennium Helsinki, Pink Twins have polished their musical and visual output into a distinctive and superimmersive audiovisual mayhem. The colourful, abstract cyclic flow of their animation works focus on human perception, its functionality and limits. In their audiovisual live performances Pink Twins create a wholesome and transformative experience with an extremely detailed wall of sound and immersive video projections. Pink Twins have presented their works in exhibitions and festivals on all continents and performed audiovisual live shows through Europe, Americas, Asia and Australia.

Annecy International Animation Film Festival, June 11–17 2023, France

Vienna Shorts, June 1–6 2023, Austria

Fest Anča International Animation Festival, June 29 – July 2 2023, Slovakia

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.