Photo: Holocaust memorial at Prague 7 project by Tamara Moyzes
Tamara Moyzes visits Helsinki this week as one of the mentors of PERPETUUM LABS II / CURATING THE SOCIAL event.
Tamara will give a public presentation about her work on Tuesday 3rd Dec, 15:00 at Kallio Kunsthalle. You can find the full schedule of Curating the Social here.
Short bio: Tamara Moyzes lives and works in Prague. Her work addresses political issues. In it she does not adopt an academic approach, but prefers direct intervention – she does not comment on reality from a distance, but is a part of the story. The people depicted in her fictional documentaries are not professional actors and their artistic “role” only emphasizes and complements their real status. To reflect current social conflicts she uses a blend of documentary, pathetic and humorous scenes. The parodic handling of topics is a strategy that does not resolve the situation but, on the contrary, reveals its incendiary nature and content in a form that is not easily digestible. For Tamara Moyzes video is a tactical and political tool. www.tamaramoyzes.info
Photo: The UK Gold by Mark Donne
It is a great pleasure for V96.org to host two international director guests of this year’s Lens Politica festival: Mark Donne (director of The UK Gold) and Imre Azem (director of Ecumenopolis: City without Limits).
The UK Gold: Have you ever thought about how multinational corporations avoid taxes and how this affects an ordinary person’s life in the West, or in a developing country with a high level of debt? The UK Gold is a film that answers these questions in a balanced and precise way, through both theory and practice. >> More information
Ecumenopolis: What kind of cities do we leave to future generations? The documentary by Imre Azem delves into the rapid change of contemporary Istanbul and the forces behind it. The name of the film refers to the idea of uncontrolled growth of cities, the consequence of which would be one worldwide megacity, Ecumenopolis. >> More information
Photo: Ecumenopolis by Imre Azem
Julio Lucio from Brazil is coming to Helsinki to work with the Robin Hood Cooperative on an interactive installation, to be premiered at Media Facades Festival 2013 (opening on 22 August during Taiteiden yö / Night of the Arts).
Julio will introduce his work in an informal V96 Open House event on Friday 23 August, 6 pm! Hope to see you there!
Russian protest band Arkadiy Kots (Medvedev, Oleynikov et al) at V96.org! Nikolay Oleynikov & co will host graffiti workshops with contributors from Helsinki & St. Petersburg and Arkadiy Kots will perform two gigs. This residency is a collaboration with Perpetuum Mobile. Check out the full RE-PUBLIC programme here.
Helsingin Sanomat featured an article about V96.org.
We are happy to confirm our first guest – Julia Kloiber from Berlin. Julia will participate in Energy Hackathon 2013 and will spend a few extra days in Helsinki.
We would like to thank Finnish Cultural Foundation for the one-year working grant for Juha Huuskonen. Without this grant it would not have been possible to launch this residency programme.