Milja Viita’s Q selected in the international competition of VideoEX, Zürich

Milja Viita’s Q (2016) is selected in the international competition of International Experimental Film & Video Festival Zurich (VideoEX). Held from May 20–28, VideoEX is Switzerland’s only festival dedicated to experimental film and video.

The screenings of Q take place in Festivalkino Cinema on Sunday, May 21, at 14:00 and on Thursday, May 25, at 16:15.

Q is a conceptual film about forces that change the world. The artist’s firstborn son transformed, in the blink of an eye, into a young man. Q takes us to the end of the worlds, the depths of the ocean and to the ruins of Atlantis. Q’s destruction is the road to new growth — it is the only promise of continuity and the emergence of new nations. Q is shot on 16 mm film whose surface has been hand-coloured. But what or who is Q?

Premiered in Kasseler DOKFest, Milja Viita’s Q has been previously screened e.g. at Videoformes and Minimalen Short Film Festival.

Milja Viita‘s (b.1974) installations and films consist of experimental and documentary elements. Her works have been exhibited in e.g. Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Mänttä Art Festival and in film and media art festivals internationally. Milja Viita lives and works in Porvoo, Finland. She graduated with MFA degree in Time and Space Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in 2005.

International Experimental Film & Video Festival Zurich, Switzerland, May 20–28 2017

More information: VideoEX

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.