Voodoo-kulttuurin vaikutus Maya Derenin taiteessa

Mitä yhteistä on länsiafrikkalaisperäisellä heimouskonnolla ja ukrainalaissyntyisellä amerikkalaisella avantgarde-elokuvataiteilijalla? Kun taannoin kiinnostuin Maya Derenin elokuvista, en vielä tiennyt mitään hänen kokemuksistaan Haitilla. Olin etupäässä kiinnostunut Derenin pioneeriasemasta amerikkalaisen taide-elokuvan kentällä, sekä hänen valtavasta vaikutuksestaan esimerkiksi David Lynchin elokuviin.

Uneasy Ride – Chasing Freedom, Facing Devastation

My Master of Arts thesis for Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture is called Uneasy Ride. It consists of an artistic part, a cinematic installation, and a written part called Uneasy Ride: Chasing Freedom, Facing Devastation, presented in the form of a 80-page book. Completed in September 2018. More…

Artist’s Work Hours

There’s the notion that the artist is always as work, even if it doesn’t always seem like it. At least some parts of their brain are at work. I have to agree, and often it’s not the question of choice but simply the way the mind works.

The mind works in mysterious ways

I’m currently working on my Master’s thesis for ViCCA/Aalto University, it deals with road movies to some extent, obviously with related reading, writing, watching and filming on the to do list… The other day, taking the usual procrastinatory detour, I checked some news headlines and learned that Malcolm Young had More…

Out 2 collective film installation @ Venice Biennale

Out 2 is a collective film installation and related explorative events, inspired by Jacques Rivette’s enigmatic 13-hour film Out 1: Noli Me Tangere (1971). Out 2 investigates “accessibility” to contemporaneity via historical moments. It intertwines documentary and fabricated fragments, also produced in the event, into a sculptural moving image composition. More…

Truth’s Protective Layers

This essay examines a speech given by Neil Armstrong at the Apollo 11 25th Anniversary in 1994. Certain things he said have caused a lot of speculation in the ufo conspiracy theory circles. I came across this speech while doing some research on the conspiracy theory culture. (For ViCCA, 29 More…