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2 November 16:00

Pavilion, New Holland Island

The Latest Generation of the Finnish Artists’ Moving Image: Lecture by AV-arkki programme coordinator Tytti Rantanen

November 2

On November 2, Tytti Rantanen, programme coordinator from AV-arkki, the Centre for Finnish Media Art will present a lecture and a screening on the latest generation of the Finnish artists’ moving image. Jari Kallio (Fruits of the Loom) and Alisa Javits (Glitter Dreams) will answer the audience's questions. AV-arkki is a non-profit artists’ association. It was founded in 1989 and now has over 250 Finnish or Finland-based artists as its members. AV-arkki’s main purpose is to distribute Finnish media art to festivals, events, museums and galleries within Finland and internationally. Av-arkki also has a digital distribution archive and an online archive open to curators, researchers, teachers, critics and artists. With the support of the Finnish Institute in St. Petersburg. 16:00 Lecture by AV-arkki programme coordinator Tytti Rantanen: New Shoots in the Electric Forest Finnish video art had a slow start in the early 1980s. Today’s young artists however work creatively with a wide range of styles, themes, and genres within the diversity of the moving image. Their works are more and more often born digital — and international. Their tone ranges from contemporary criticism to new sincerity. In her lecture, Tytti Rantanen will give an insight how the latest turns in Finnish Artists’ Moving Image relate to the tradition of the art form — but also pave way towards new directions and concerns and broader contexts. Tytti Rantanen has worked as a programme coordinator for AV-arkki, the Centre for Finnish Media Art, since 2016. In addition to her day job, she studies the narrative of documentary filmmakers in the Dangers of Narrative project at the University of Tampere. Rantanen is also one of the editors-in-chief of the Tampere-based, philosophical quarterly niin & näin, and she has been in charge of the magazine’s film column since 2013. Rantanen’s writings have been published in AVEK magazine, FilmihulluLähikuvaNuori Voima and Tuli & Savu, among others. In addition to everything else, she is currently finishing her doctoral thesis on the French radical film and literature of the 1960s and 1970s. The lecture is in English with consecutive translation into Russian. Free admission. Limited number of seats. Please register in advance (link in Russian).