Category: Axel Straschnoy

Axel Straschnoy wins the Feature Expanded 2017 SUB-TI Award

Axel Straschnoy wins the Feature Expanded 2017 SUB-TI Award

AWARDS FEATURE EXPANDED 2017

SUB-TI Award
> Axel Straschnoy
 with the film project Argentine from Helsinki,

which “addresses the issue of alienation through Horacio’s language and cultural challenges, an Argentinian who moved to Finland, who, when his existence is about to collapse, is forced to decide who he is and what he wants from life.”

Feature Expanded Distribution Award
> Janis Rafa 
with the film project Kala-a-zar 

Feature Expanded Development Award
>Assaf Gruber 
with the film project The Conspicuous Parts

ottod’Ame Film Award
> Pauline Curnier Jarden 
with the film project $eba$tiano Blu

FEATURE EXPANDED: European Art Film Strategies is a training program specifically designed to provide knowledge, methodologies and skills necessary for filmmakers with a background in visual arts to develop and produce feature films.

Feature Expanded is directed by Leonardo Bigazzi (Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival) and Professor Sarah Perks (HOME).

Feature Expanded 2017 Jury, consisting of Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten, Heinz Peter Schwerfel and Yorgos Tsourgianis, awarded 4 awards for the development, promotion and distribution of 4 film projects produced by the 12 participants in the third edition of the project training in collaboration with HOME, supported by Creative Europe Media and directed by Leonardo Bigazzi and Sarha Perks:

 

FEATURE EXPANDED 3rd edition

21 – 26 June 2017, HOME, Manchester
on-line sessions July – October
15 – 19 November 2017, Lo schermo dell’arte, Florence.

For more information on the program please click here.

For more information on Axel Straschnoy please click here.

Axel Straschnoy has been selected to participate of Feature Expanded, June 21-26 Manchester

Axel Straschnoy has been selected to participate of Feature Expanded, 3rd edition.

FEATURE EXPANDED: European Art Film Strategies is a training program specifically designed to provide knowledge, methodologies and skills necessary for filmmakers with a background in visual arts to develop and produce feature films.

Feature Expanded is directed by Leonardo Bigazzi (Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival) and Professor Sarah Perks (HOME).

FEATURE EXPANDED 3rd edition

21 – 26 June 2017, HOME, Manchester
on-line sessions July – October
15 – 19 November 2017, Lo schermo dell’arte, Florence.

For more information on the program please click here.

For more information on Axel Straschnoy please click here.

Axel Straschnoy’s film Etsivä (The Detective) premieres on May 26 at Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki.

Etsivä (The Detective)
Axel Straschnoy
360° 3D Film
Commissioned by Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art
For ARS17+ Online Art arsplus.fi
Premiere on 26 May at 14:00 at
Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art
Mannerheiminaukio 2
00100 Helsinki
kiasma.fi

Commissioned by Kiasma for ARS17, Etsivä is both a part of and a film on ARS17. Taking at face value Virtual Reality’s promise to reproduce the world, the film plays with the tension between the experience of the exhibition and its representation in virtual reality. The soundtrack, inspired in Sigfried Kracauer’s Der Detektiv-Roman, highlights virtual reality’s positivist roots. The film will be available as part of ARS17+—the exhibition’s online section—creating a distance between the experience of the show at the museum and its experience on the film. Once the show has ended, Etsivä will remain as the most realistic documentation of what it was.

Milja Liimatainen writes in the ARS17 catalogue: “Straschnoy considers what happens when our physical contact with material objects decreases or ceases altogether. What happens to the work’s aura if the viewer only ever encounters its representation(s)?”

Etsivä will be available for preview between 24 and 27 May at arteBA, Buenos Aires at Del Infinito (Booth C4). It will premiere on May 26 at 14:00 at the Art & Virtual Reality seminar in Kiasma, Helsinki, after which it will be available to be downloaded from its website arsplus.fi or to be watched at the Museum’s library. Between 30 May and 2 June, it will be presented at Inter Arts Center, Malmö . In October,  it will be part of Immersive Worlds, Straschnoy’s first solo exhibition in Italy, at ECCENTRIC Art & Research, Milan.

Axel Straschnoy (born 1978) is a visual artist from Buenos Aires, based in Helsinki. His long-term and research focused projects include Kilpisjärvellä (2011-12), a planetarium film on exploration in northern Lapland under the Northern Lights, La Figure de la Terre (2014), a short film based on the book The Figure of the Earth by 18th century French mathematician and explorer Pierre Louis  Moreau de Maupertuis, the lecture-performance series Notes on the Double Agent (ongoing), and Le rappel àl’ordre (2016), a film on the packing and shipping of artworks. For Neomylodon Listai Ameghino (2015), he has followed the Neomylodon’s trail back to its cave in Last Hope Sound, Southern Chilean Patagonia, and is in the midst of a multi-part, traveling exhibition to bring the Neomylodon’s remains back together one hundred and twenty years since its discovery. Straschnoy has participated in Le Pavillon residency at Palais de Tokyo (2008-09) and trained in Art History at University of Buenos Aires.

Etsivä is narrated by Pekka Strang and its soundtrack was designed by Karri Niinivaara. The camera operator was Iddo Soskolne and the graphic design was by Geraldine de San Bruno. A mobile application was built by Quadion Technologies to make the film available worldwide.

Etsivä is produced by Kolme Perunaa with support from the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse, AVEK, Quadion Technologies and the Arts Promotion Center, Finland. It has been commissioned by Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki and it is in the collection of Kiasma / Finnish National Gallery.

For more information on Axel Straschnoy please click here.

Axel Straschnoy has been selected by m-cult for its spring Collaborative Media Arts Projects

Axel Straschnoy‘s project Recovered Utopias has been selected by m-cult for its spring Collaborative Media Arts Projects.

Straschnoy describes the work as follows: “Recovered Utopias connects some of the youngest with some of the oldest residents of Maunula in a collaborative project that provides the younger generations with a new way of looking at the future.
For Recovered Utopias I will take advantage of the high proportion of senior inhabitants in Maunula as well as the presence of a high school specialised in science—and with an interest in art—to bring two very different age groups together. High school students from Helsingin Matematiikkalukio will interview retired people (possibly but not necessarily from the Helander Foundation’s old people home) about the perceptions and ideas they had of Martian colonisation as children. During the project, they will work to create images that answer to the descriptions they have heard. These images could be produced, for example, as films (animated or shot) or as 3D printed models. The working process is not linear but implies the active collaboration of the interviewed people in a context of constant discussion.
In the process of transmitting their vision of Martian travel, the older participants will transfer some of their sense of wonder and expectation, some of the ideas of the future as a brighter place that we all need to build together.”

Recovered Utopias is part of Destination Mars, a long-term research project on the ideological world surrounding current plans for the colonisation of Mars. The project allows us to rethink Earth ecology, our understanding of urbanism and housing (including the social constructs they presuppose), the rise of a technocratic mindset, and the encounter with radical otherness in a way akin to Columbus’s discovery of America in 1492.

 

For more information on m-cult please click here.

For more information on Axel Straschnoy please click here.

Axel Straschnoy’s VR film The Detective trailer is now online, please check it out!

The Detective will be featured at ARS17 in Helsinki; and in Straschnoy’s solo exhibition Immersive Worlds at ECCENTRIC Art & Research in Milan in October 2017.

Also, Kiasma has recently announced the new acquisition of artworks for its collection.  Axel Straschnoy’s virtual reality film The Detective  is now part of the collection of the Finnish National Gallery.

To see the trailer on ARS17 website along with the other selected artists please click here.

For more information on Kiasma’s acquisitions please click here.

For more information on Axel Straschnoy please click here.

Axel Straschnoy’s VR film The Detective is now part of the collection of Kiasma Finnish National Gallery.

Kiasma has recently announced the new acquisition of artworks for its collection.  Axel Straschnoy’s virtual reality film The Detective  is now part of the collection of the Finnish National Gallery.

The Detective will be featured at ARS17 in Helsinki; and in Straschnoy’s solo exhibition at ECCENTRIC Art & Research in Milan in 2017.

For more information on Kiasma’s acquisitions please click here.

For more information on Axel Straschnoy please click here.

Il catalogo di Naturalia et artificialia è ora scaricabile dal sito di ECCENTRIC Art & Research

Mentre prepariamo la nostra prossima mostra, potete sfogliare e scaricare il catalogo di Naturalia et artificialia in versione digitale dalla nostra pagina (per il momento, in italiano, in English coming soon!):

Scaricare direttamente / direct dowload

Sflogliare sulla pagina / browse on website

 

Axel Straschnoy will present new work at ARS17 exhibition in Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki opening March 2017.

Axel Straschnoy will present a new project at ARS17 exhibition in Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki opening March 2017.

On November 2, Kiasma disclosed the list of participating artists:

ARS17

Ed Atkins (1982 Iso-Britannia)
Andrey Bogush (1987 Venäjä)
Nina Canell (1979 Ruotsi)
Cécile B. Evans (1983 USA/ Belgia)
Lizzie Fitch & Ryan Trecartin (1981 USA & 1981 USA)
Melanie Gilligan (1979 Kanada)
Juha van Ingen (1963 Suomi)
Yung Jake (2011 Internet)
Ilja Karilampi (1983 Ruotsi)
Nandita Kumar (1981 Mauritius)
Tuomas A. Laitinen (1976 Suomi)
LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner – Shia LaBeouf (1986 USA), Nastja Säde Rönkkö (1985 Suomi), Luke Turner (1982 Iso-Britannia)
Reija Meriläinen (1987 Suomi)
Katja Novitskova (1984 Viro)
Jaakko Pallasvuo (1987 Helsinki)
Aude Pariset (1983 Ranska)
Jon Rafman (1981 Kanada)
Charles Richardson (1979 Iso-Britannia)
Rachel Rossin (1987 USA)
Jacolby Satterwhite (1986 USA)
Hito Steyerl
(1966 Saksa)
Anna Uddenberg (1982 Ruotsi)
Julia Varela (1986 Espanja)
Artie Vierkant (1986 USA)

ARS17+ Online Art

David Blandy (1976 Iso-Britannia)
Cécile B. Evans (1983 USA)
Ed Fornieles (1983 Iso-Britannia)
Juha van Ingen (1963 Suomi)
Rachel Maclean (1987 Iso-Britannia)
Florian Meisenberg (1980 Saksa)
Reija Meriläinen (1987 Suomi)
Pink Twins, Juha Vehviläinen & Vesa Vehviläinen (1978 & 1974 Suomi)
Angelo Plessas (1974 Kreikka)
Jon Rafman (1981 Kanada)
Tuomo Rainio (1983 Suomi)
Charles Richardson (1979 Iso-Britannia)
Jarkko Räsänen (1984 Suomi)
Axel Straschnoy (1978 Argentiina)
Jenna Sutela (1983 Suomi)
Amalia Ulman (1989 Argentiina)

Kiasma-Theatre

Ed Atkins (Iso-Britannia)
Florentina Holzinger ja Vincent Riebeek (Itävalta, Hollanti)
Rodrigo Sobarzo (Chile)
Otso Huopaniemi ja Pilvari Pirtola (Suomi)
WAUHAUS, Samuli Laine, Jussi Matikainen, Jarkko Partanen (Suomi)
Jacolby Satterwhite (USA)
Anne-Mari Karvonen ja Anni Puolakka (Suomi)
Eeva Muilu ja Jaakko Pietiläinen (Suomi)

ARS17 takes over Kiasma in 2017

The theme of the ARS17 exhibition is the global digital revolution whose impacts are evident in culture and the economy, as well as in human identity and behaviour. Opening in March 2017, the exhibition will showcase artists of the new millennium and offer a fresh approach to contemporary art by also expanding the viewing experience into the online realm.

ARS17 will feature works by several Finnish and international contemporary artists. The names of the participating artists will be announced during the autumn and winter.

Digitality changes art

Digital technology has become an important part of everyday life. In addition to its purely technological applications, digitality also plays a role in the management of social relations, in community formation, and in communication. One of the key themes of the exhibition is how artists have responded to this transformation that touches us all. Art also plays the role of a pioneer in the digital revolution of culture.

Although it is highly reliant on the digital revolution, contemporary art regards its impacts with a certain scepticism, while also helping us to understand the world around us. The Internet is addictive and powerful: how radically has our worldview been altered by digitalisation and social media?

ARS17 extends into the online realm

ARS17 will serve as a platform for Kiasma to develop the accessibility of art and the methods for its presentation, as well as the museum’s collection practices. As part of ARS17, the museum will launch a website, ARS17+ Online Art presenting online works by approximately 20 artists.

Today, an increasing amount of interesting work is being produced specifically for online viewing. Artists are using the internet and social media in many ways for their art. ARS17 will showcase several online works in order to engage the audience and extend the experience beyond the confines of the museum walls.

The ARS exhibitions are a series of major surveys of international contemporary art that have been organised since 1961. In total, the exhibitions have had more than half a million visitors, presenting work by about 600 artists or groups. ARS17 is the ninth exhibition in the series, and the fourth to be held in the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For more information on ARS17 please click here.

For more information on Axel Straschnoy please click here.

 

Axel Straschnoy’s film Kilpisjärvellä will be screened at Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, November 2-6.

Kilpisjärvellä is a film for planetariums, and a photo series by Axel Straschnoy. It tells the story of 2 explorers who travel to north Lapland to record the Northern Lights. The film is shot in time lapse, with an extreme wide angle lens, which gives it a peculiar look.
The Northern Lights are an usual subject in planetariums. However, they are mostly treated in a scientific manner and the point of view of the camera recording them is abstract. Kilpisjärvellä presents the Northern Lights in the context in which they can be seen, including the nature, the weather and the time it takes to travel there.

Nordic Film Days Lübeck

The Nordic Film Days Lübeck, first presented by the Lübeck Film Club in 1956 and taken over by the Hanseatic City of Lübeck in 1971, has one of the longest traditions of any film festival worldwide. It is the only festival in Germany, and the only one in Europe, which is entirely devoted to the presentation of films from the North and Northeast of Europe.

Feature films, documentaries and short films from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden are presented at this five-day event every year at the beginning of November. In addition, there is an extensive children’s and youth film programme and a retrospective devoted to important eras, specific genres or famous persons of film history. The section Filmforum presents films from North Germany. Accompanying the film programme are seminars, discussions, roundtable talks, concerts and readings.

This year the Festival runs from November 2 through the 6.

For more information on Kilpisjärvellä screenings program please click here.

For more information on Axel Straschnoy please click here.

 

Axel Straschnoy’s Le Rappel à l’ordre at KUMU Art Film Festival, Tallinn

Axel Straschnoy’s new short film will be screened at KUMU Art Film Festival, Tallinn, to be held from September 29 through October 2.

The Kumu Art Film Festival (KuFF) is the first and only cultural event in Estonia to focus on the relationship between film and the visual arts. During the four days of KuFF, documentary, staged and experimental art and artist films will be screened in the Kumu auditorium. The film-makers are all connected to the visual arts in one way or another, and they reveal this relationship in their films. This means focusing on the pictorial language of film and its dislocation, documenting the internal life of the art world, combining film and video art strategies, and much more.

This year, the festival will have familiar formats and thematic blocks (e.g. a focus on one author or archive) but also introduce, more consciously and directly, the relationship between art and film by exchanging the exhibition environment for the screen surface.

KuFF will also continue cooperation with the Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Fundacja ARTon and is glad to present this year two programmes from “Moving Pictures: Artists’ Films from the Film London Jarman Award” curated by the British Council and Film London.

The festival begins on Thursday, 29 September, with the opening and the first screening, and continues from Friday to Sunday.

In addition to films, the festival includes artist talks.

Straschnoy’s work will be screened on Saturday, October 1, at 18:45 in the Museum auditorium.

For more information on Axel Straschnoy please click here.

For more information on KUMU Art Film Festival please click here.