Optical Sound 

Mika Taanila

Obsolete office tools transform into musical instruments of the future. The film is based on The Symphony #2 for Dot Matrix Printers by [The User].

Production Year
2005
Duration
00:06:00
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Optinen ääni
Finnish Title

Optinen ääni 

English Title

Optical Sound 

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Mika Taanila (Author), Jussi Eerola (Cinematographer), Mika Taanila (Director), Mika Taanila (Editor), [The User] (Music), Lasse Saarinen (Producer), Cilla Werning (Producer), Kinotar OY (Producer), Ulla Simonen (Producer), Jussi Eerola (Script), Mika Taanila (Script)
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Mika Taanila (s. 1965) is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. He works with documentaries, experimental film and visual arts. Human engineering, utopias, failures and man-machines are recurring themes in his films and installations. Taanila’s works have been shown at major international group shows, such as Venice Biennale (Nordic Pavilion 2017), Aichi Triennale (2013), dOCUMENTA (2012), Shanghai Biennale (2006), Berlin Biennale (2004), Manifesta (2002) and Istanbul Biennial (2001). Solo shows include the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki (2013–14), Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2013), TENT, Rotterdam (2013) and Galleria Heino, Helsinki (2010). Taanila’s short films have been screened altogether at more than 300 international film festivals and special events. In 2015, Taanila was awarded with the prestigious Ars Fennica Award, the biggest Finnish art award.

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