Category: screening

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.

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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.

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Axel Straschnoy, Le rappel à l’ordre (2016) opening June 30th, 5pm, at Forum Box, Helsinki


AXEL STRASCHNOY: Le rappel à l’ordre (2016) opening June 30th at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
01.07.2016 – 31.07.2016

Single-channel video works have become an important part of the art world offerings among other reasons due to their extreme portability: they can be shipped around the world by way of a dropbox link, they can be streamed online, played on a small TV, projected on a wall, presented as part of a bigger programme, screened in film festivals. In short: their display method is standardised and they travel cheaply. They are the traveling work by definition.

On the other hand, traditional artworks with a strong physical presence need special packing to survive and sophisticated logistics to arrive from place to place. The film addresses the complex web of shipping that lies behind the international art world and traveling exhibitions while being, in itself, one of the most portable kinds of artworks there is.

Le rappel à l’ordre
Directed by Axel Straschnoy
Sound Design: Karri Niinivaara / B-Sound
Colour Grading: Jussi Myllyniemi / Whitepoint
Shot at: Kiasma, Taidehalli, Turun Taidemuseo, EKKM, KUMU, Tallinna Kunstihoone, Nacionaline Dailes
Galerija, Kauno Bienale & Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires
Supported by: AVEK / Elena Näsänen & TAIKE
Produced by Kolme Perunaa, 2016

Forum Box
Ruoholahdenranta 3a,
00180 Helsinki

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Axel Straschnoy at EMAP 2016 9th Ewha International Media Art Presentation, Seoul May 24-29



Axel Straschnoy‘s film La Figure de la Terre (2012) will be screened at EMAP 2016, which will take place in Seoul from May 24 through the 29.


EMAP 2016
9th Ewha International Media Art Presentation
May 24(Tue)-May 29(Sun)
Ewha Womans University Campus

EMAP, Ewha Media Art Presentation, is since 2001 an open-air sound and moving image festival of high international standard in a central area of Seoul. Occurring each May, at the height of the Korean spring season, EMAP uses the beautiful and varied sceneries of the campus area of Ewha Womans University to stage an event equally directed to the large audience of students as well as a general public of thousands. This year, when Ewha Womans University celebrates its 130 year anniversary, it has been important to create an event of unprecedented scale and quality. The history, scale, and content of EMAP has established it as an international event, carving a seal in the art world next in line to the Gwangju and Pusan Biennials, and to the Seoul Media Art Biennale.

At EMAP some of the finest Korean artists from the field of sound and moving image meet a rich selection of established as well as young international artists. During an intense festival week, the Ewha Womans University Campus is turned into crossroad for artistic exchange where the enthusiasm of audience responses is forged with acclaim from art professionals.

Save Our Souls-Art for a time of urgencies

S.O.S. Save Our Souls – is a large scale project to respond to the 130 year anniversary of Ewha Womans University. It is an international festival of contemporary media art, involving a high-end international program with a generous selection of artists from the global art scene. It has this time a particular focus on South Korea and Finland, involving apart from its international program also an exchange of works by students from the Fine Arts College of Ewha Womans University and the Finnish Academy of Fine art/Aalto University of Art and Design, both in Helsinki.S.O.S. Save Our Souls – is conceptually a response to a number of urgencies of our time, where aspects of human safety, solidarity, human rights, freedoms of expression, sexuality, gender, religion – even not having a religion – are seriously challenged.

S.O.S. Save Our Souls – reflects on the possibility for art and for artists to be agents of change and resistance. S.O.S. Save Our Souls – addresses acts and activities of resistance without making art a mere instrument of power.

S.O.S. Save Our Souls – disrupts the convergence of opinions and sentiments on fear and distrust, and maps out a terrain of possibilities.

S.O.S. Save Our Souls – offers reconciliation and invitation instead of rejection and conflict.

Director of EMAP 2016

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Axel Straschnoy’s film La Figure de la Terre featured at CPR FILM FESTIVAL, curated by Tainá Azeredo.



The experience of traveling, the moving across the boundaries, the innumerable invisible lines that define what is on that or the other side. Más Cerca del Borde (Closer to the Border) takes the shape of a film cycle that touches marginal issues, and It’s here, at this border where structures, languages, conducts, politics, histories, dreams and traumas are defined. The sequence of videos translates the impossibility of staying in both sides of the line at the same time. The complexity of this action of passing from one side to the other is hard to identify just with the eyes, which cannot escape from the fact that they are looking from the inside out. There is no center; the line is invisible to whom is trying to see it, but extremely real for those who are in one or the other side.

The film by the Argentinian artist Axel StraschnoyLa Figure de la Terre, is based on the homonymous book wrote by the French scientist Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, that describes the scientific expedition conducted by him in 1736 through the River Tornio Valley to prove the real shape of the Earth. On the film, 19th century and contemporary elements are placed in parallel, bringing different aspects that cross themselves geographically and temporally.

SUNDAY, MAY 22 – 4PM. CPR Film Festival
Closer to the Border, Curated by Tainá Azeredo (Brazil)

A selection of six films address the limits by which structures, language, values, policies, stories, desires and traumas are defined. Azeredo, a participant in CPR 2015: Eastern and Northern Europe, was invited to curate this Film Festival for the 25th anniversary edition of arteBA. Artists: Jaan Toomik (Estonia); Axel Straschnoy (Finland / Argentina); Regina Parra (Brazil); Marge Monko (Estonia); Minna Långström (Finland). Moderated by Jorgelina Dacil Infer, Director of Development. Presented by Carmen Ferreyra, CPR Director. With the support of Fundación Iberoamericana de Finlandia.

SUNDAY, MAY 22 – 5PM                 First screening
SUNDAY, MAY 22 – 6.30PM            Second screening

CPR Film Festival is a series of film and video exhibitions around the world, by curators who have participated of the programs. Featuring works by artists living in cities visited during our Core Programs, CPR Film Festival is one of the platforms that CPR provides for the professional development of our curators in residence.

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