MAA for AAVE
is a recurring event in collaboration with:
AAVE Alternative Audiovisual Event
How to Inhabit a Transitory Space
and Taidekoulu Maa
We offer a program of insane screening: we share our films, our sketches, video performances, finished and unfinished project, home videos, diaries, animations, visual poetry, conceptual pieces. We offer a pop-up video experience where the audience and the authors cook together the program. Come and share with us your favorite audio-visual cults and your latest videos, they can also be in form of video-sketches. Be original, be brave, show us your own creations! You can bring your video in a memory stick, HD quality, file mov type, duration of each video maximum 10 minutes. We will screen it along our main program.
You can bring your own drinks, food & friends.
This event is coordinated by the art course How To Inhabit A Transitory Space at Taidekoulu Maa, as part of the main program of AAVE Festival 9.-15.4.2018.
Tänä vuonna HITS – How to Inhabit a Transitory Space juhlii kymmenettä vuottaan yhdessä MAA:n ja AAVE-festivaalin kanssa Galleria MAA-tilassa 11.4. klo 17.30. Kaikki ovat tervetulleita esittämään audiovisuaalisia teoksia ja kokeilujaan osana yhteistä screeningiä.
by Carolin Koss
A trilogy including The Fragile, Plastic Child, The Obedient
Video HD Colour, stereo sound, duration 30′:00”, Helsinki, from 2016 to 2018.
* it is the first time the trilogy is presented as screening.
De sol a sol
by Eloy Cruz Del Prado
Video HD colour, sound stereo, duration 11′:00”, Madrid 2015.
Root of berry
by Netta Omidbekhoda and Unni-Hilla Nektariina
Video HD colour, sound stereo, duration 05′:13”, Helsinki 2018.
by Tinja Ruusuvuori
Video HD colour, sound stereo, duration 02′:43”, London 2018.
by Kaoru Furuko
Animation HD colour, sound stereo, duration 01′:23”, Stockholm 2015.
by Kaoru Furuko
Animation HD colour, sound stereo, duration 01′:00”, India 2011.
by Marta Moreno Muñoz
Video DV, black and white, sound stereo, duration 04:08”, Spain 2011.
El Mal de la Taiga
by Fermin Jiménez Landa
Video HD colour, sound stereo, duration 06′:39”, Spain 2017.
El Nadador (Guadalajara)
by Fermin Jiménez Landa
Video HD colour, sound stereo, duration 08′:49”, Spain 2015.
by Anu Pulkkinen
Video HD colour, sound stereo, duration 02′:43”, Helsinki 2018.
by Alberto Bougleoux
Video HD colour, sound stereo, duration 15′:00”, Barcelona 2017.
by media artist Tuomas Tuomiranta and sound artist Janne Kalewi Uusiniemi
Animation HD colour, sound stereo, duration 14′:00”, Helsinki 2017.
by Alexander Schimpf
Video HD colour, sound stereo, duration 07′:17”, Helsinki 2016.
by Elsa Lydia
Video HD colour, sound stereo, duration 00′:50”, Helsinki 2018.
Skeletal Process I
by Jessica Escobar Suárez
Video HD colour, sound stereo, duration 02′:15”, Helsinki 2018.
by Varya Yakovleva
Animation HD black and white, sound stereo, duration 03′:28”, 2016.
Diary of October 1st
by Alberto Bougleoux
Video HD colour, sound stereo, duration 21′:00”, Spain 2017.
by Ingrid André
Video HD color, sound stereo, duration 02’:41”, Helsinki 2018.
Window In-between (Spring)
by Saku Soukka
Photograph projection HD colour, sound stereo, duration 15′:00”, Helsinki 2010-2017.
Presents a trilogy Emerald Green, including The Fragile, Plastic Child, The Obedient.
Emerald Green is a three-channel video about a dystopian world, where nature has been rendered extinct, breathable air has become scarce and the sun has vanished as a result of the exploitation of natural resources and human error. The focus is on 3 people who try to survive and escape into their subconsciousness in order to rebuild the contaminated world they live in.
Carolin Koss is a Helsinki based German-Finnish artist and filmmaker, who is deeply rooted in German Expressionism and strongly drawn to Finnish Minimalism. Koss works with various mediums and often creates contemplative and aesthetic works, which embody internal landscapes and invent dream realities. Her works recurrently raise environmental awareness and captivate through their symbolic language and stylized imagery. She completed her MFA degree in Time & Space at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in 2014. Her films and video works have been shown on various international exhibitions and film festivals e.g. in Helsinki, Stockholm, Riga, Berlin, Venice, Athens, London, Addis Ababa and New York. Koss was recently nominated for the “Young Achiever’s Award” at the Golden Women Awards in Helsinki, she won the 1st price at the Screen & Sound Fest in Kraków, she was granted with the “Hope Award for arising new talents” at the Unprecedented Filmfestival in Tallin. One of her videos was picked as a finalist in a competition by the band Radiohead.
Eloy Cruz Del Prado
presents De sol a sol a short documentary picturing the working day of Guillermo working, an 83-year old farmer. The documentary is part of a visual essay where salaried work is the main theme, trying to reflect on a reality sometimes forgotten.
Eloy Cruz Del Prado was born in Cenicientos, Madrid, and graduated in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid in 2015. In the summer of 2017 he moved to Helsinki, where he lives and works currently. The present political, social and economic panorama forms and informs the queer, feminist and anti-fascist perspective of his artworks.
Netta Omidbekhoda and Unni-Hilla Nektariina
present the video performance Root of berry. “We are objects in the hoarfrost, berries on carbon.”
Netta Omidbekhoda performance artist, born 1984, Jyväskylä.
She has been working as fashion and interior designer from early 00’s. Dimension of human body, shapes of landscape and qualities of mind comes together in her research.
Unni-Hilla Nektariina visual artist, born 1995,Tampere.
Her occupation as nurse is strongly connected to her artistic work. She is inspired by subconscious body messages and social interaction.
presents Good Boy! an attempt to learn how to imitate normal life, with a reference to Buster Keaton’s gestures. After a day at work one needs to walk the dog.
Tinja Ruusuvuori is a documentary filmmaker who currently studies MLitt fine art practice at the Glasgow School of Art. In her practice she tends to find humor in giving a mundane thing a far-fetched and exaggerated meaning.
presents Tryptokos and Golden Egg, two animations.
Tryptokos is an audiovisual trip through the mechanisms of an unexplored organic world. The experimental collaboration with Swedish music producer Nimway, combines different animation techniques.
Golden Egg was created with materials collected in India, inspired by the Vedic creation myth. It was made during the Religare Arts Initiative Artist in Residence Programme. Music and vocals written and performed by Rajati Bakshi, an Indian traditional musician based in New Delhi.
Kaoru Furuko is a Japanese animation / illustration artist based in Stockholm and Prague. She studied art and animation in England, Malaysia and Japan before getting her master’s degree at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design and a post-graduate project course at The Royal Academy of Arts, in Stockholm, Sweden. She uses various formats such as film, installations, performances, and stage art. In her of stop-motion animated works in which she visualizes oral tradition, mythology and folk tales using collected objects from nature and cultural environments. Her animation work includes advertisements, music videos, workshops and film production. Her art has been screened internationally at film festivals.
Marta Moreno Muñoz
presents Guggenheim, a video-performance where the artist destroys a wardrobe full of VHS tapes labeled ‘Guggenheim’. The work, created for an alternative art festival that took place at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, was unfortunately censored by the direction of the museum a day before the scheduled screening on the 12th of May 2011. The work deals with the artist’s dissolution of her own narcissism, her contradicting sentiments towards her own practice and its conflicting relationship with the art institutions.
Marta Moreno Muñoz (Spain, 1978) is a performance and video artist with a background in experimental theatre and other time-based arts. Graduating in 2002 with a M.A in Fine Arts, her work has focused predominantly on “feminine” subjectivity, dissolution of the ego and the notion of pre-oedipal nostalgia in response to a patriarchal and undesirable reality. She is at present in a transitional stage, shifting towards the conceptualization of larger-scale projects exploring the complex interchange between performance art and the cinematic language. Marta Moreno has lived, produced and engaged in artistic works in Spain, UK, Turkey, India, The Netherlands, Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines and exhibited internationally. Currently nomadic, she is working on art projects, researching for her PhD thesis “Art as an Experience of Dissolution of the Self” and directing The Unifiedfield, an independent artist-run organization and nomadic artist residency focusing on the experimental aspects of sound, video and performance art.
Fermin Jiménez Landa
presents Taiga sickness and El Nadador (Guadalajara), two conceptual pieces.
Taiga sickness summarizes a journey, a flight to nowhere. Following the popular scheme from larger to smaller, as found in Russian dolls, the journey is strictly defined in terms of means of transport – a truck carrying a car that carries a motorcycle – but which, when it comes to destination is absolutely vague, open. As the larger vehicle runs out of fuel, the smaller one takes over to continue the route. Two days after leaving, the Vespino stopped in the middle of nothing. A useless but liberating gesture that, despite its evidently dysfunctional nature, end in the most absurd and solemn manner: gratefully alone, somewhere in southern France.
El Nadador (Guadalajara) is inspired by the film starring Burt Lancaster, Fermín drew a perfect straight line of swimming pools with the help of Google Maps and crossed Spain from south to north, swimming a river of pools from Tarifa to his parent’s pools in Pamplona. Afterwards he repeated the action crossing Guadalajara, and changing radically the context and relation with security and confidence.
Fermín Jiménez Landa was born in 1979 in Pamplona, Spain. Making performances, public interventions, video, installations or drawing, Fermín Jiménez Landa works in equi
valence, inversion and interchange processes that makes us see reality from an equidistant point between absurd and prudent, moving and iconoclastic, empirical and unverifiable. He has crossed Spain through a perfect line of swimming pools, has broken the deadlock of the two higher towers of Barcelona with a plastic tree, has conquered a Greek islet with a national anthem, has travelled without touching doors, spoken with Felix Rodriguez de La Fuente about his fake documentaries thanks to a false medium, and seeded giant sequoias in the streets.
presents two documentaries The Water-Gazers and Diary of October 1st
The Water-Gazers is a poetic short documentary on the odd characters who daily visit a breakwater on Barcelona’s beach. From dawn to sunset, a winter-long observation of storms, dead calms, sudden fogs, and a gallery of unexpected little portraits freely merge into a visionary narrative of the time passing where the land ends.
Diary of October 1st is an observation on the day of the referendum on Catalan independence, shot during a 28 hours non-stop session inside an occupied school and polling station in central Barcelona. From the early meetings till the arrival of the clandestine polling boxes, up to the suspended declaration of independence, the Diary of October 1st is an intimate and independent portrait of a political crisis that changed the recent history of Spain.
Alberto Bougleux (Roma, 1976) is an Italian film director. Since 2002 he has been developing awarded social and art documentary film projects in Italy, Spain, Bosnia Herzegovina, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Somalia, Mexico. He has been selected at ESoDoc – European Social Documentary (2005) and Berlinale Talent Campus (2008). His works have been broadcasted in Italy and Spain and awarded by several international film festivals. Since 2005 he lives and works in Barcelona.
Tuomas Tuomiranta and Janne Kalewi Uusiniemi
present Orbit an experimental piece of animation and electronic music.
It is a journey into strange and cosmic “orbit”, based on an aesthetic experience in space, different symmetries, the repetition and reverse of time, the contrast of synthetic and organic forms and sounds, collide and unite on an orbit with different dimensions. Media artist Tuomas Tuomiranta has programmed abstract computer animation and sound artist Janne Kalewi Uusiniemi improvised experimental electronic music. These two components, animation and sound, combine into solid experience.
Tuomas Tuomiranta combines visual art and mathematics by employing graphics programming as his main working technique. This approach allows him to access fascinating and artistically unique visual worlds. His works are printed computer graphics, interactive video installations, computer animations, virtual spaces or 3D printed sculptures. He uses graphics programming achieving the same artistic depth and sensitivity as more traditional techniques.
In his music Janne Kalewi Uusiniemi observes and explores everyday life atmosphere around him. Janne creates his soundscapes using different instruments and recording techniques. The biggest influence for his music is the nature of Northern Karelia with its same time relaxing but also bit dangerous feeling. Janne’s soundscapes are unique and unpredictable like nature.
presents her video poem Consuming Plastic.
How will plastic bend the biological evolution? To some plastic is lethal, to others consumable. Which species will adapt and how? Plastiglomerate is a term for a stone that contains mixtures of natural debris that is held together by hardened molten plastic. The plastiglomerate stones in the video are readymade objects by artist Kelly Jazvac.
Elsa Lydia is an artist currently working mostly with text. Her text finds its place usually as an element of a performance but also as a basis for video work.
Jessica Escobar Suárez
presents Skeletal Process I (Time and space perceived within memory), a video about her cognitive recollection process, an attempt to retell the story of the stimuli, which feed her work for the past few months. It follows its own timeline, thus the successions of events and places presented here are disarranged to fit personal narrative purposes. Every person develops within a delimited amount of space and time, thus as the body is an indivisible unit, yet the experience we get out of this two elements is subjective. Jessica believes memory events amalgamate conceptually rather than chronologically.
Jessica Escobar Suárez (Habana, 1991) is in the search of elements that make up tradition, identity and memory. Her work aims to be a catalogue of time’s movement, and the cognitive processes developing around it. She holds three nationalities (Finnish, Cuban and Mexican) which is why in 2017, after completing a BA in Industrial Design at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, she moved to Helsinki to further develop her investigation and art practice.
presents her video performance Innerphilia.
As our bodies collect past processes into our fascia and cells, traumas and beliefs gather in us as visceral memories. In Innerphilia, these storage-like threads inside our physical layers are used as a metaphor for an ongoing negotiation between an urgent need to break away from established patriarchal webs, and the complex work required to untangle these patterns deeply anchored in our collective memory.
Ingrid André (born 1977) has a background in contemporary dance, physical theatre and acting as well as somatic movement research and teaching.
presents Window In-between (Spring), one of four-part photograph projection. The work visualizes the relation in between human and urban environment – and the human relation to the self – through a dialogue in between inside and outside spaces. Photographs are projected with sounds and sometimes with texts also, and they form different kind of hybrids and transformation processes while confronting each other slowly. Photographs are taken in Helsinki city during 2010-2017.
Saku Soukka’s primary tool in art-making is photography, which he often combines in different ways with text, sound, video, and installation. In his works, through many kinds of sub-themes, identity emerges as the main theme. His creations reflect concepts of the self and otherness as well as hybridity. Encounters and dialogues between the internal and external, stagnation and movement as well as organic and industrial are present.
presents Satamaan, an experimental advertising, where the author vindicates his freedom to keep his cinematic long pace and aesthetic, almost bordering reverse advertising. The short film was inspired by a bar open 24/7 without a permanent staff – you come, take and pay.
Film and advertising creator Alexander Schimpf was born in Soviet Kazakhstan, raised in Germany and resides now in Finland, he found writing and music early on a major tool to manifest his rootless identity.
presents Solo her experimental singing performance. She creates her own liturgy based on her poem and vocal improvised music.
Anu Aamu Aurora Pulkkinen is a professional opera and classical singer, musician and dancer. She also teaches singing technique, conducts quires; she is a composer and a poet. She is active in the performing art scene and when she makes videos she uses often music and dance as their main elements.
presents her animation The Square, a crowd life, people go about their business, but suddenly something makes them stop.
Varya Yakovleva, director, artist, animator, was born in 1983. She graduated from art‐graphic faculty of the Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. Gerasimov, mentors A. Gorlenko, V. Kolesnikova. She is Member of Moscow Union of Artists. She has presented her animations at several festivals and she has received several prices.