PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS
RESOLUTION / KUMOUS screening 5.
Movie: Freedom in the Dark (Finland / Botswana, 2018)
Directed by Samuli Pyykkönen, Prodused by Jani Riihimäki
Bands: Wheel of Dharma, Nagasaki SS
Curator: Onni Lillqvist
(Shubhangi Singh and Taija Goldblatt)
Location: Vastavirta-Klubi, Tampere, Finland
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1748675998576602/
Photos: Alberto Reza
RESOLUTION / KUMOUS screening 4.
Curators: Onni Lillqvist, Shubhangi Singh, Taija Goldblatt
Location: Yard of Center of Contemporary Art Pispala, Tampere, Finland
Priya Sen // Noon Day Dispensary
Riina Vilen // Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Pro Tavara-asema & Morkku workgroup // Activistas
Margot Nash and Robin Laurie // We Aim to Please
Mari Hokkanen // Häpeä / Shame
Elham Rahmati // It Seemed the Better Way
Otso Höglund // Meditation Part One
Shubhangi Singh // Terrorist/ Apostate
Onni Lillqvist 1918
The photos of the video works are from Mari Hokkanen's (FIN) video Häpeä / Shame and Priya Sen's video, Noon Day Dispensary.
Video mapping projections are made by Konsta Fed (RUS). The sounds has been designed by Jose Montano (ESP). The projection and technical support is provided by Carlos Portilla (MEX). DJ in the event was QOSQI.
Poster made by Alberto Reza
RESOLUTION / KUMOUS screening 3.
Curators: Taija Goldblatt, Onni Lillqvist, Shubhangi Singh
Location: Yard of Cultural House Laikku, Tampere, Finland
Black Lives Matter | Sasha Huber and Petri Saarikko
City of Plastic | Alberto Reza
Bow, Kaboom, Splash | Veera Salmio
Olemisesta / On Being | Taija Goldblatt
Dawn to Dust | Shubhangi Singh
30 dias de patineta | Henry Solonzo
#MONDODIFFICILE@MEGAMIXX | Teemu Raudaskoski
Unknown Animal ｜ Anna Björklund
I WANT MY REVOLUTION ｜ Niko Skorpio
The poster made by Alberto Reza
RESOLUTION / KUMOUS screening 2.
Curators: Shubhangi Singh, Taija Goldblatt, Onni Lillqvist
Location: Yard of Tampere Art Museum, Finland
Poster made by Alberto Reza and Veera salmio
RESOLUTION / KUMOUS screening
Curators: Taija Goldblatt, Onni Lillqvist, Camoo Rashedpoor, Shubhangi Singh
Location: Hiedanranta Garden Party, Tampere, Finland
Poster: Shubhangi Singh
Uusi Maamme laulu / New National Anthem
16.4.2018 Unijazz, Praque, Czech Republic www.unijazz.cz/
10.3.2018 Pispalan Vilkkarit Off, Tampere www.pispalankirjasto.fi/pispala-vilkkari-off/
9.12.2017 Suomi 100- elokuvajuhla Lapinlahti, Helsinki
6.12.2017 DAS KLUPPE: #SUOMI100, Pori
6.12. 2017 Itsenäisyyspäivän vastaanotto / Independency Day reception, Vastavirta-Klubi, Tampere
Online Gallery exhibition Schedule 2017 / Borders
9.1. Shubhangi Singh, Dawn to Dust
23.1. Anna-Mari Nousiainen, Stupid sweetheart
6.2. Reetta Elviira Hietaranta, Sipulinkuori / Onion Skin
20.2. Simo Saarikoski, The Ghost of the Present
6.3. Juuso Kuivila, Greyscale
20.3. Leena Pukki & Elena Leontivna, New Speak
3.4. Kati Roover, Red
17.4. Anu Raatikainen, 360
1.5. Arja Kärkkäinen, Think Double, Triple, Always, Too much, Never
15.5. Sara Pathirane, Scarabee
29.5. Kalle Hamm & Dzamil Kamanger, Working in Public Space
VIDEOKANAVA FESTIVAL 2016
(Videos are now in the Online Gallery)
Sepideh Rahaa, www.sepidehrahaa.com
Reetta Elviira Hietaranta, Kalle Hamm & Dzamil Kamanger, Juhani Koivumäki, Juuso Kuivila, Arja Kärkkäinen, Elena Leontiva & Leena Pukki, Anna-Mari Nousiainen, Sara Pathirane, Anu Raatikainen, Kati Roover, Simo Saarikoski, Shubhangi Singh
Videokanava Festival was organised in 2016 as a series of events in Helsinki, Turku and Tampere in November and December. The main event arrived in Tampere on 17th of November to Arthouse Cinema Niagara and Restaurant 931. The festival presented twelve video works with the theme Borders from fourteen video artists. The selection was done by the Iranian-born visual artist Sepideh Rahaa. In addition to the screening, there were ethnic music, food and conversation about the theme Borders.
Triple A band (Iraq/Finland), facebook.com/TripleAbandFinland/
Echographic Sound from Fregitra by Multidisciplinary Artist Suva (India) (perfophilosuva.wordpress.com)
DJ Feles Fosforus (Nature Morte), (Finland)
Ethnic and vegan food by Roope Vuorinen
text by Sepideh Rahaa
"What does it mean when we talk about “boundaries” today?
The theme “Borders” refers to either physical territorial boundary such as geographical landmarks or to metaphysical symbolic and social boundaries which individuals and groups create for themselves or others in order to survive the condition. While communication and knowledge, migration and prompt changes in global economy have all changed the perception of borders and boundaries, the instability of these concepts directly affects the definition of personal identity and extend into the personal and psychological mental sphere.
This year with the theme “borders” Videokanava encourages media artists to rethink and reconsider the notion of personal or global boundaries, where the concepts such as geographical borders, the nation and its borders strongly exist and there is a return to new forms of nationalism. But certainly the ones who react to these concepts they create a new way of life and shape their new identity.
The festival will focus on the concept of “Borders” not just in the physical term but also between man’s body and mind in relation to the other, to the community or to the world. The question “how people live the borders while their lives, attitudes and behavior are shaped by them or how they break them” is essential to this theme. The festival aims to encourage media artists to discover the interpretations of borders between visible and invisible in the society. Artists are invited to present their video works on the theme reflecting different approaches and ways of perceiving."
Sepideh Rahaa (1981, Iran) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Helsinki and her works are reflection of an individual’s presence upon time and conflict within the society, an exploration of challenging concepts related to socio-political context. She uses different media such as video, performance art, poetry and photography to convey the contemporary critical issues twisted with people's lives.
16-18 OCTOBER 2015
Curator: Martta Tuomaala
Artists: Riikka Gröndahl, Ilai Elias Lehto, Anna Knappe, Lauri Linna, Sepideh Rahaa, Mauricio Sáenz and Shubhangi Singh will bring their works to our Home exhibition at Kanavalla art event on 16-18 October 2015. There will be a screening event on the 16th, after which all the videos will be presented during opening hours for the rest of the weekend.
The poster made by Sanni Weckman
Videokanava and a group of actors from cultural scene organize an experimental cultural event 16-18 October at Yellow House as a part of the OFF Triennial of the 6th Triennial of Pirkanmaa. The Kanavalla event combines various art forms and assembles artists from different fields of art to work together, and presents innovative and modern urban art.
To find out more, visit the Facebook event by clicking on the poster above or here.
The theme of the exhibition
"For the next exhibition Videokanava is searching for artworks that discuss the concept of home at large scale. Besides a roof and walls, home can represent almost anything: language, a community, a city, a place-based identity or even a brief period of time. Home can be shared or private, but rarely it is open for everyone. The concept of home is also closely related to the feelings of otherness and alienation, which seem to stay relevant subjects in our reality."
Videokanava and curator Martta Tuomaala aim to present an exhibition, which deals with the theme of home diversely without forgetting social criticism.
The curator of the exhibition
In the screening order:
Ilai Elias: Mies talossa (9:51)
Riikka Gröndahl: Jari ja minä (24:46)
Shubhangi Singh: Anywhere but here (13:34) (password needed)
Shubhangi Singh: Numaish (11:51) (password needed)
Sepideh Rahaa: Matter of Land, The distance between me & you (9:56) (password needed)
Lauri Linna: Mätänevän ruumiin yhdeksän vaihetta (13:40) (password needed)
Anna Knappe: Home Sweet Home Suvela (10:36)
Mauricio Sáenz: Insular (3:41)
Mauricio Sáenz: Casa iceberg (3:48)
6 NOVEMBER 2014
In the 22RUEMULLER gallery, Videokanava will show a selection of Finnish artists´ videos based on the idea of Fashion & Body presence.
"Our fetishes are embodied by name brands that become the essence of the connection between signifier and the signified, they cover up our bodies as a second skin. The garment acts like a canvas that generates a specific style, a singular ergonomic Self. Considering garment as flesh, the artists responded to these video projections with a collective sculpture that evokes the body as a canvas. Creating a generic brand, they played with the idea of a post human skin made of melted plastic and DIY painted patterns."
A project co-created by Laetitia Bech, Karoliina Huuskonen, Timo Höyssä, Veera Salmio and Pekka Vihtori Ruuska
The artists of the exhibition:
Hinni Huttunen, Veera Salmio, Tina Jokitalo, Niina Kiiveri, Henna Nerg, Merituuli Laatu and Tarleena Öhman.
Fashion & Body Presence catalog here
Recording of Fashion & Body Presence exhibition livestream and making the fleshy relief -video on Videokanava´s Youtube channel
The selected video works
The gallery of the exhibition
22RUEMULLER is an artist run space,launched in 2011 in the 18th district of Paris. Since then, the space has been a place for creatives to question their practice and to produce artworks and projects visible to wider audiences with no constraints, the aim is to generate encounters and share ideas over events ranging from exhibitions, books and magazines launchs, performances, lectures, group talks, workshops, screenings, experimental gigs, … the space brings together graphic designers, artists, illustrators, musicians, curators, lecturers and others participants from very diverse creative or theorical backgrounds and numerous countries (France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, the Netherlands…).