Future Is Not What It Used To Be 

Mika Taanila

A twisted portrait of one of the unsung pioneers of early electronic art, Finnish nuclear scientist / artist Erkki Kurenniemi, revolving around his massive project of "collecting everything".

Production Year
2002
Duration
00:52:00
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Tulevaisuus ei ole entisensä
Finnish Title

Tulevaisuus ei ole entisensä 

English Title

Future Is Not What It Used To Be 

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Mika Taanila (Author), Jussi Eerola (Cinematographer), Erkki Kurenniemi (Composer), György Ligeti (Composer), Jukka Ruohomäki (Composer), Mika Taanila (Director), Mika Taanila (Editor), Sähkökvartetti (Music), Kinotar OY (Producer), Ulla Simonen (Producer), Lasse Saarinen (Producer), Olli Huhtanen (Sound Design)
Press Photos
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.