Visual Overture - Salla Myllylä: My Tree

Thu 24/10/2019 18:30 - 18:45
free entry


Visual Overture greets visitors to Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra concerts

Salla Myllylä: My Tree (2015)

A hand paints an outline for a tree on a window on a sunny spring day. People and cars pass by in the suburban backyard. The painting advances little by little. Passing of seasons is filmed through the aperture created by painting. The work describes a gesture of mark making and note taking in an everyday environment.

Salla Myllylä lives and works in Helsinki. She graduated from Free Art School in 2009 and from the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki in 2014. Her work moves between drawing, painting and moving images, and is always site specific. Myllylä’s works have been presented in exhibitions at e.g. Gallery Huuto Jätkäsaari in Helsinki (2013), Frankfurter Kunstverein (2014), Charlottenborg Kunsthal in Copenhagen (2012) and in festivals such as Helsinki Short Film Festival (2012), art:screen festival in Orebro, Sweden (2012) and Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival in Bristol (2012).

Screenings 1/4/10/18/23/24 October, 6:30pm-6:40pm

AV-arkki, Nykytaiteen museo Kiasma ja Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri tuovat kotimaista videotaidetta Musiikkitalon mediaseinälle. Pohjoismaiden suurimmalla digitaalisella näytöllä nähdään kuukausittain vaihtuva videoteos juuri ennen alkamassa olevaa HKO:n konserttia. 

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