Tuomas A. Laitinen’s The Powder of Sympathy at the competition of Hamburg ISFF

Tuomas A. Laitinen’s The Powder of Sympathy is screened at “No Budget Competition” of the 32nd Hamburg International Short Film Festival, held from May 31 to June 6. 

Premiered at Rotterdam International Film Festival in January, The Powder of Sympathy has been screened at various film festivals during the spring 2016, from NEMAF in Osnabruck to the Kyiv International Short Film Festival. The film is a hypnotic journey to the material mediation of our existence. It juxtaposes the healing properties of copper with its conductive role in the development and continuity of electricity-dependent modern societies.

Tuomas A. Laitinen (b. 1976) is a visual artist who works with various media including light boxes, neon, video, printmaking and sound. Laitinen was the first artist to receive the Art Prize of the Academy of Finland in 2013.

Hamburg International Short Film Festival, May 31 – June 6, 2016, Hamburg, Germany

More information: Hamburg ISFF

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.