Close-ups reveal the full decorativity of integrated circuits and other components in the colourful clippings from the American Electronics magazine. When Kurenniemi makes them spin on the turntable, their charm becomes vertiginous. The choreography of electronics in the world of tomorrow is combined with the somewhat classic imagery of 1960s Finland: a man approaches his summer house by boat. Kurenniemi’s original 16 mm film were all silent, but in 2003 Mika Taanila and Kurenniemi added for this version the recorded composition On-Off (1963).
Electronics in the World of Tomorrow