FRI 10.4.2015 Malmitalo 18:00
Address: Ala-Malmin tori 1, Helsinki

In the Ghost Lights 2015 compilation things are ”out of place” in many ways. The wind blows from outside and shakes the conventional order of the room. An architect tries to fit together the dimensions of the human body and actual rooms. In the city the blue collar workers are enjoying the break in the blue moment of the day. A bench from a sauna is carried everywhere by a performance artist. The 3D-animated monsters float in the front of a computer screen, seemingly coming out of the Facebook conversations. Finally a clock from the capital city of Russia goes crazy.

Ghost Lights (Virvatulet) is a series of new video works distributed worldwide by AV-arkki, the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art. The compilation is curated annually by AAVE Festival since 2011.



1. Ewa Górzna: Rearranged (2014, 9:47)
“Rearranged” is a calmly flowing journey through the space submitted to an unexpected transformation. It reveals a surreal moment when the wild enters the conventional rearranging the established order according to unrestrained turbulent rules.


2. Hannu Karjalainen: The House Protects The Dreamer (2014, 14:08)

Palladio: What do you think about eternity? Le Corbusier: Boring. The House Protects the Dreamer is an experimental narrative film about a fictitious modern architect, her dreams and deliberations on the symbiosis of the human form and architecture. Written by the Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn (1924–2009), an excerpt from a fictitious dialogue between renaissance architect Andrea Palladio (1508–1580) and modernist architect Le Corbusier (1887–1965)sets us up for the themes in the film. The fragments of the text by Fehn are included in the lyrics of the music by Infinite Livez.

3. Maija Saksman: Sininen hetki / Blue Moment (2014, 02:00)
Construction and other workers having a break in their blue uniforms. Their breaks are presented as a simultaneous blue moment in the midst of work

4. Aimo Hyvärinen: The Bench (2014, 07:30)
”The bench is from sauna where I used to wash my children. It´s surface is like a smooth skin. I have even slept on it when I had bad times.” -Heikki Mäntymaa

5. Tommi Matikka: Monsters of Facebook (2014, 05:04)
Three-dimensional monsters appear in the front of the two-dimensional surface of Facebook world to tell their stories. The stories are about the origins of those monsters. At the same time the characters are being introduced on the display. At the end is time to choose one’s own monster and continue on with the story.

6. Seppo Renvall: Moskovan kello / Clock from Moscow (2014, 04:00)
A grainy black-and-white Super 8-film show a digital clock in Moscow which turns crazy.



AAVE Festival’s screening program En Garde! present new audacious works, which break the usual borders.

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