Niko Skorpio on Vimeo

I still agree with David Lynch on what he says on the video above, about watching movies on an iPhone. That was a decade ago, but the point remains. It’s impossible to achieve the kind of immersion that you get on a large screen in a dark movie theater, no matter how pristine your phone’s or tablet’s retina screen is.

For similar reasons, I’ve been hesitant to share online some of my videos and cinematic works, since many of them are installations designed for specific site and setting. Oneline, one cannot achieve the same experience as on large projections, special screens and darkened spaces.

Now I’ve partly changed my mind. I still think one should experience the works in the environment and setting meant for them, but if that’s not possible, online streaming is better than nothing at all.

That said, my video works from 2011-2017 (most of them, at least) can now be viewed on Vimeo. They’re also found on my website where there’s more info, stills, photos and related stuff.

vimeo.com/nikoskorpio

www.nikoskorpio.net

So, feel free to watch wherever, whenever and however you prefer. In general: the larger the screen, the louder the sound, the darker the room, the fewer the people and other distractions between you and the work, the better.

From 2017 to 2018

2017 was another busy year, quite work-focused (as usual). After some contemplation, some accomplishments will follow. Scroll down for obscure notes called “plans for 2018″…

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TH€€€F, a sound project that had been incubated for some time, surfaced with a release on PARAFERAL Sound in February. Also a special TH€€€F radio project Shred.fm was presented on location in Espoo in May, and made later available for download.

Kulttuurivihkot 10/2017

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Feedback – solo exhibition at Galleria 2, Pirkkala in April. Subtitled “samples from cyclic processes”, the show presented works related to feedback, recycling and loops.

A glimpse into the Feedback exhibition

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A collaborative film/installation project Out 2 presented at the Research Pavilion in Venice Biennale in August.

Out 2 installed @ Research Pavilion, Venice Biennale (photo Maiju Loukola)

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My video piece I WANT MY REVOLUTION toured Europe (plus a visit to Peru) as part of MUU‘s PV7 program: London, Dublin, Umeå, Vaasa, Lima, Berlin, Turku, Poznan, Vilnius…
The soundtrack by RØUG was also released for free download in three variations on PARAFERAL Sound.

Frame grab from I WANT MY REVOLUTION

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Some plans for 2018, in notes-to-self spirit:

+ More TH€€€F, on record and live.
+ Two new cinematic works in progress to be completed.
+ Finish my Master’s thesis for Aalto university.
+ Collaborations with acquaintances old & new.
+ Archival excavations, to let some selected old works (buried but not forgotten) be seen in new light.
+ Last but certainly not least: Go out more than last year, to meet old and new friends.

The Winter Solstice

A frame grab from a work-in-progress moving image piece The Unfolding.

Janus, the two-faced god of beginnings, passages and transitions, here symbolizes the Winter Solstice. The darkest spot of the yearly cycle invites one to a pause; to look back and worth to time passed and time to come. It is time to make sense of things done, and to make plans for the future.

To have space-time unfold as It will.

Download Shred.fm by TH€€€F

Originally presented at All Ears Radio Project in Espoo in May;
given limited (now out-of-print) CDR release in August;
Shred.fm by TH€€€F is now available for download:

https://theeef.bandcamp.com/album/shred-fm

Shred.fm is an electroacoustic composition based on live sampling of random radio broadcasts. Samples are splintered and resequenced relying on chance, intuition and bleeding edge algorithms. Shred.fm is an immersive abstract sound collage, occasionally reminding of the pop music it plundered, mostly ploughing the fields of sound art and noise. Shred.fm is a piece of tape music for broadcast radio.

The initial version of Shred.fm was generated in April 2017 for broadcast via the All Ears Radio Project. The outcome of any subsequent versions will depend entirely on the temporal and locational circumstances therein.

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TH€€€F is a plunderphonic sound art project founded by Niko Skorpio. Focusing on live sampling of radio broadcasts and recorded music, TH€€€F tears down the cultural notions of order and convention and lets something new emerge from the debris. What might appear as noise or nonsense to a culturally conditioned mind may unfold as vast non-euclidian landscapes or sentient sonic entities to one temporarily liberated from such constraints. As such, TH€€€F is a new kind of psychedelic music aimed for deep listening and self-exploration.

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TH€€€F – Shred.fm
PARAFERAL Sound – PFS1702
www.paraferal.com
paraferal.bandcamp.com

TH€€€F on shiny disc

Small edition CDR of the debut TH€€€F album. Get yours here.
Disc includes exclusive bonus track ***_SUMM:ASMO_07-07 / Capsular not available otherwise.
4-track download version free / name-your-price. Streaming from Soundcloud below.
Hand-finished, home-burnt object made for you by yours truly.

TH€€€F – I

Coinciding with Bandcamp’s campaign to support human rights, the debut TH€€€F album is released today. Also the first title on my new imprint PARAFERAL Sound (PFS1701).

Instant download in any format (from mp3 to 48kHz/24bit lossless).

Coming up: Limited hand-crafted CDr art edition with exclusive content, includes instant download and access to high quality 96kHz/24bit files.

SonoLuminal Day Spa

SonoLuminal Day Spa

SonoLuminal Day Spa
5x colored lights (yellow, orange, green, blue, violet), mattresses, bedsheet, pillows, media players and headphones with stereo sound. Installed in the former ADD Lab space in Otaniemi, Espoo, 2016/12/09. Realized in collaboration with Axel Ball, Sofi Häkkinen, Suhyun Kim, Ilai Elias Lehto.

SonoLuminal Day Spa

SonoLuminal Day Spa

PARAFERAL

PARAFERALTime to begin revealing things I’ve been preparing some time. PARAFERAL is my studio and a new creative outlet for visual, sonic and other productions. A great deal of the work remains under the surface, but some things will soon begin to pop up for public consumption.

There’s also a page on FB. Like it if you do. The rest of social media will be permeated in time…

A Glimpse of Sleep

Setting up prints

The other day I set up some photographic prints and a video for an exhibition in Humppila. The photos present a brief early selection from something I’m currently working on, now known as Centennial Sleep (Satavuotinen uni).

Beyond the Wall of SleepThe moving image piece is called From Beyond the Wall of Sleep (Unen seinämän takaa), a video installation for 4:3 CRT TV.

I’ll leave further details offline for now. Those within reach, go and check them out.

5.-24.7.2016
Taidemakasiini ITU
Perkiöntie 13, Humppila