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Ijäs Jan

Belgian artist Louis de Cordier bought a piece of land above the snow level from Sierra Nevada mountains in Spain. De Cordier has now built an underground library and a seedbank for non-genetically modified plants. The location at a height of 2000 metres above sea level, small temperature fluctuation, and dry climate slow the erosion of time. The architecture of the buildings draws on the design language of the visionary American architect and theoretician Buckminster Fuller.

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Jan Ijäs (Author), Jan Ijäs (Cinematographer), Ville Piippo (Cinematographer), Matti Ahopelto (Composer), Jan Ijäs (Director), Okku Nuutilainen (Editor), Jan Ijäs (Editor), Jan Ijäs (Script), Louis de Cordier (Cast), AVEK (Funder), Piëtke Visser (Narrator), Atalante Oy (Production Company), Karri Niinivaara (Sound Design)
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Jan Ijäs

Born: 1975

Media artist and film director Jan Ijäs (b. 1975) studied documentary film making at the Department of Film, Television and Scenography at the Aalto University in Helsinki. His work can be described as a blend of avant garde, experimental media art and documentary film making. His films have been screened at more than 200 Finnish and international film festivals and as installations in museums and art galleries. He has won numerous awards, including the Finnish Risto Jarva Prize in 2011 for SWEET MOV(I)E, Raft of the Médusa, film about immigration won Amnesty International Award 2018 at the IndieLisboa film festival in Portugal.

28 works