Housing Fair

Pietiläinen Jaakko

The work is set in a typical suburban residential area, where all residents have evaporated. Autonomous home appliances, such as service robots, intelligent refrigerators, robotic lawnmowers and self-guided cars, consume their time, maintain their surroundings, and think back on the missing humans.

Production Year
2018
Duration
00:10:50
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Asuntomessu
Finnish Title

Asuntomessu

English Title

Housing Fair

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Jaakko Pietiläinen (Author), Jaakko Pietiläinen (Cinematographer), Jaakko Pietiläinen (Composer), Jaakko Pietiläinen (Director), Jaakko Pietiläinen (Editor), (Funder), (Funder), Jaakko Pietiläinen (Sound Design)
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Jaakko Pietiläinen is a Helsinki-based artist working cross disciplinarily between visual arts, performance and contemporary dance and theatre, utilising different materials and media, ranging from video to spatial interventions. Pietiläinen’s works are often site and/or situation specific, operating in an interplay of the factual (or the real) and fictional narratives. Pietiläinen is interested in the technological infrastructures of contemporary cultures, how they subtly reshape realities and how they malfunction and create novel, uncanny aesthetic distortions. Lately he has been working with architectural thematics. Some of his latest works include a permanent public sculpture ‘Invited Guests’ to Nikkilä, Sipoo (2019), a solo exhibition ‘Housing Fair’ at gallery Sorbus (2018), Helsinki and a collective performance ‘PET’ in Kiasma, Helsinki 2017.