Selected from the best in current and recent artist practice across Finland for our drill-down national focus upon a land of light, shadow and waking dream, the Finnish Art Agency present a programme of shorts that explore surreal-realities, bizarre leaps and unexpected juxtapositions.
Barbieworld experience, 2014
3 min 30 sec
A dense, nightly atmosphere fills an interior resembling a castle. Chairs fly in whirlwinds, unexpected and dreamlike events take place in a helter skelter barbieworld. The journey begins towards something unexpected.
11 min 53 sec
WOMAN 1: “I’ve always wanted, if… when I have children… at least one of them would be gay.”
Single channel, HD Video
9 min 1 sec
In a small village in the Finnish countryside there is a TV tower that resonates in the wind, in three different frequencies. This landmark plays a central role in a short documentary video work exploring ideas of scale, distance and perception through a dialogue between two different perspectives in two different times, connected through the physical space and the family relation of the main characters. Rook is a work in progress.
Mikko Keskiivari & Diana Luganski
Quiet Feast, 2015
Video and Photography
5 min 25 sec
The work seeks the uncanny in an everyday situation. It transfers something familiar into an exchange between the magical and morbid, asking when does a habit turn into a ritual or obsession?
Blind Spot, 2016
7 min 33 sec
A constellation of home videos and 3D-gestures can be thought as tools for appreciating strangeness.
“Home is the strangest place. It is strange in its very homeliness, as Freud observed. Indeed, here is strange in itself.”
– Timothy Morton, Ecology without Nature (2007), p. 177
2 min 29 sec
An educational reenactment about the life of a deviant wapiti.
Planet of Sexes, 2012
8mm transferred to digital
10 min 35 sec
A surprising love awaits a lonely US Air Force pilot upon a planet of female warriors, castration robots and lizard creatures.
This event includes a post-screening Q&A with Darja Zaitsev, Curator, Finnish Art Agency and artists Dave Berg and Mikko Keskiivari.