AV-arkki Presents: Awarded & Popular 

AV-arkki, the distribution centre for Finnish media art, has curated a screening for HIFF consisting of awarded Finnish video and media art.

Lauri Astala
TRANSIT
FINLAND /// 2014 /// 10 MIN
Through the camera movements, angles and framings, the ”documentary” shots taken in New York convert the city into a fictitious urban space, whose visual familiarity stems from the history of film.

Dave Berg
BARBIEWORLD EXPERIENCE PART 1 – OVERTURE
FINLAND /// 2014 /// 4 MIN
The theme of the film is the the human mind at its breaking point, where the parts are yet to escape but the cracks are already visible.

Risto-Pekka Blom
THEME PARK  /// TEEMAPUISTO
FINLAND /// 2015 /// 5 MIN
You will learn how to own. A video about an air-filled figure at the shopping centre.

Maija Blåfield
GOLDEN AGE  /// KULTA-AIKA
FINLAND ///2015 /// 19 MIN
Golden Age is a film about forgetting, remembering and documentary film making itself. The director filmed documentary foot- age during 15 years and left it unwatched prior to the editing.

Azar Saiyar
PRIMUS TEMPUS
FINLAND /// 2014 /// 5 MIN
Re-organized fragments of television commercials give birth to an illusion that is separate from the originals. The images are still enchanting and appealing – but lack a direct connection to the product.

Pink Twins
PARAMETRONOMICON
FINLAND /// 2015 /// 9 MIN
Parametronomicon presents a model of parametric virtual life. A biomechanic organism moves, multiplies and regenerates in an elaborate series of convulsive movements.

Salla Tykkä
GIANT
FINLAND /// 2014 /// 13 MIN
Giant features leading junior team gymnasts from Romania. The film is shot in two boarding schools specialized in artistic gymnastics in Onesti and Deva. Archive film footage starting from 1970s and clips from a feature fiction film shot at the same location reveal not only a continuity in picturing this sport but also the structures of recording it.

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