Kurenniemi’s short films are prognostic in their way of conflating technology with the everyday through montage and double exposures. Shot at the Department of Nuclear Physics at the University of Helsinki, the images of The Punched Tape of Life illustrate the beauty of 1960s information technology. These decorative scenes parallel a set of ”summer interludes” which document Kurenniemi’s entourage. Kurenniemi’s original 16 mm film were all silent, but in 2003 Mika Taanila and Kurenniemi added for this version the recorded compositions Improvisation (1969) and Bells (1969).
The Punched Tape of Life