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Visual Overture in spring 2020

The Visual Overture series presents a new video installation each month on the media wall at the Helsinki Music Centre. 

Visual Overture / spring 2020

The Visual Overture media project by AV-arkki – the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra continues this spring season. The Visual Overture series presents a new video installation each month on the media wall at the Helsinki Music Centre. This spring’s featured video artists are Juha van Ingen, Miia Rinne, Sini Pelkki, Ewa Górzna and Elena Näsänen. The video installations will be screened non-stop on the media wall for ten minutes before each concert.

 

January

Juha van Ingen: Hello Everybody (2017)

Greetings from near to far, from us to you. All inclusive, welcoming all. Over distances, over time. You are all welcome. While greeting customs are highly culture and situation-specific, they exist in all known human cultures. The greetings that form the narrative in Hello Everybody are taking the familiar ritual one step further. 

Juha van Ingen (b. 1963) lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. He works with different mediums, though he has mainly been working with video. The starting point for van Ingen’s works is often a situation, space or a concept, which he happens to encounter. Random elements that evolve during the working processes play an equally important role in his works. Van Ingen has participated in international exhibitions, screenings and video festivals since 1988.

Screenings: 10.1., 15.-16.1., 24.1., 29.-30.1. at 6.30-6.40pm.

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February

Miia Rinne: Beautiful confusion (2017)

Beautiful Confusion is about the nature of things, the law of nature… and carrier pigeons. Beautiful Confusion is the fourth episode in a film series where each new work is hand painted as a new layer on an earlier work. This series resembles a human body, carrying experiences from all the years past. Hand painting on film is combined with digital post-production.

Miia Rinne (b. 1973) lives and works in Helsinki. She has MA degrees from the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki and the University of Art and Design Helsinki. Rinne works with moving image, photography, printmaking and installations. In her works she mixes older and more recent material with each other and makes something new out of them. Rinne has participated in exhibitions, festivals and events in Finland and abroad since the late 1990s.

Screenings: 7.2., 12.-13.2., 26.-27.2. at 6.30-6.40pm

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March

Sini Pelkki: Embarkation (2012)

Moving image is framed and re-framed like the process of capturing still photographs, exploring the relationship between the still and the moving image.

 

Sini Pelkki (b. 1978 Helsinki) works with photography and moving image. She interested in the subjectivity of seeing, introspective lives of spaces within spaces. In her works landscapes, figures and objects turn into layered narratives that lead to various paths and ambiguous readings. Pelkki has studied in London and Helsinki, gaining her Bachelor degree in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (UK) in 2002 and MA from the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki in 2008. Her works have been shown in exhibitions internationally. Film works have been presented e.g. at EMAF-European Media Art Festival, Rencontres Internationale Paris, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Internationale kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Videoex. Pelkki is based Helsinki, Finland.

 

Screenings: 6.3., 11.-12.3., 20.3., 25.-26.3. at 6.30-6.40pm.

 

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April

Ewa Górzna: Rearranged (2014)

Rearranged is a calmly flowing journey through the space submitted to an unexpected transformation. It reveals a surreal moment when the wild enters the conventional rearranging the established order according to unrestrained turbulent rules.

Ewa Górzna (b. 1982 in Poland) is a visual artist living in Helsinki, Finland since 2007. Górzna works with video and video installation. She has graduated in art education at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland (2006) and from Time and Space Arts at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki (2012). Her works have been presented in exhibitions and festivals.

Screenings: 3.4., 8.-9.4., 17.4., 22.-23.4. at 6.30-6.40pm.

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May

Elena Näsänen: Journey (1996)

Journey consists of 36 consecutive takes, shot every tenth day during one year, at the route of the tram 3T. The days and the times were set beforehand, as well as the amount of the film to be used for each take. The disciplined system brought change into the process too.

Elena Näsänen (b.1968) is a visual artist who works with film and video installations. She has studied in Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki and The Slade School of Fine Art in London. In her works she combines elements of traditional cinema to video installation. Her works has been shown in several exhibitions and film and video festivals, for example in Helsinki Kunsthalle, Marco Museum Vigo, The Anna Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg, Kyoto Art Center, Mediamatic Amsterdam, FACT Liverpool, Anthology Film Archives New York, La casa Ensendida Madrid, Tate Modern London, ZKM Karlsruhe, Rotterdam Film Festival.

Screenings: 1.5. at 11.30-11.40am and 13.30-13.40, 6.-7.5., 15.5., 20.5., 29.5. at 6.30-6.40 pm.