Jonna Kina’s Arr. for a Scene (2017) will be screened at Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, held from February 9–25 in Tokyo Photographic Art Museum. Established in 2009, the festival combines exhibitions, screenings, live performances, and talk sessions. Kina’s experimental short documentary film will be screened in the programme titled See Through 1: Behind the Pixels,
Awarded as the Best Nordic Short Film at Nordisk Panorama 2017, Arr. for a Scene is a documentary of two foley artists while they are producing sounds for one of the most famous film scene in the film history (the shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, 1960). This performance is documented on 35 mm film. The original film scene will remain invisible while the viewer sees only the foley artists creating sound effects for the scene, such as footsteps, shower and door closing. During the performance, the foley artists are looking straight at the camera. The film inverts the position of the screen and the gaze of the viewer. The viewer becomes part of the scene. The film examines the way sounds are constructed for the use of cinema and what happens when the structures of a film are dismantled into parts.
Jonna Kina (b. 1984, Lappeenranta, Finland) is a multidisciplinary artist who works with photography, video, sound and text. She has studied in Helsinki, New York and Jerusalem. Kina’s works have been presented in numerous exhibitions and she is the winner of the Finnish Art Prize Below Zero, initiated by the Finnish Cultural Institute in London and Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall.
Screenings of Arr. for a Scene take place in Tokyo Photographic Art Museum on
Friday, February 9, at 18:30
Wednesday, February 14, at 18:30
Friday, February 16, at 15:00
Tuesday, February 20, at 15:00
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Japan, 9.–25.2.2018
More information: Yebisu
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.