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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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