AAVE FESTIVAL 7.–13.4.2014 HELSINKI, FREE ENTRY!
Audiovisual performances, films, video art, exhibitions and much else… the fifth festival of audiovisual arts will arrive to Helsinki in the second week of April. While the shadows flutter on the screens and the auditory bones echo in our skull we will experience and dive once again into the diversity of the moving images.
Our main program is organised in the cultural centre Malmitalo but this year we will also conquer the Lasipalatsi square with many events. We will go to the city with video projectors: Night of The Beamers is a participatory pop-up Event, where Helsinki citizens can join with their own projections. Evening venues with VJ sessions include Mbar in the center of the city, Lavaklubi (Stage club) in The Finnish National Theatre and Bar Sandro in Kallio.
Our rich Live Cinema -series opens up to many directions and our guests belong to the sharpest edge of their fields. The festival highlights includes the video opera An Index of Metals by Fausto Romitelli and Paolo Pachini, co-produced and performed by Sibelius Academy`s NYKY Ensemble. The program includes an experimental theatre piece by duo ASTEPBACK, film performances and a multimedia concert by Zahra Mani, Mia Zabelka and Mia Mäkelä. The pioneer duo of electronic music Retina.it. will also join our line-up.
In our screening program we continue showing Japanese cinematic delicatessen Oishii, the audacious experimental works En Garde! and a special screening celebrating the 25 years of AV-arkki – The Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art. FixC Cooperative of Finnish moving image artists will screen a special program including works by its former and current members. Kirsi Reinola´s documentary on six Finnish moving image artists titled Mediataide (“Media
art”) will be shown during the festival days in an installation form in Lasipalatsi, together with many other events worth of visiting.
It seems that drinking from this cup doesn´t make it empty. If you are a ghost, or a human person, please direct your steps to our festival, where the real and unreal events are!
Have a merry Ghost!
Wishes from AAVE team