AV-arkki Presents: New and Experimental from Finland

Finnish media art and documentary film share an explorative, open-minded attitude. Experimental documentary film is an integral part of the content distributed by AV-arkki,  the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art, along with other forms of video art.

The gaze of experimental short documentary film stretches far and draws focus to nearby events. Viewers will come across a man and a bobcat in Albuquerque, the consecration of a glacier in New Zealand, ruminations on the global might of copper, as well as a visit to an underground seed bank in Sierra Nevada. On the other hand, intimate documentary essays address the relationship to the ageing process of oneself and their offspring – and to moving image itself. Finally, documentary film delves into the deepest essence of Kempele where the extremely grey scenery meets dark humour.

The screening presents a setting of original, ambitious and inventive documentary films that have been screened at international film festivals, such as IDFA, Oberhausen and Kassel.

Tytti Rantanen, Programme Coordinator / AV-arkki
Translation: Eero Nurmi

Films included in the screening:

Drag Me to Kempele (dir. Samuli Alapuranen, Finland 2017, 8 min)

KARAKIA The Resetting Ceremony (dir. Sasha Huber, New Zealand 2015, 6 min)

Minispectacles Albuquerque Straight (dir. Maarit Suomi-Väänänen, Finland, United States 2016, 7 min)

The Powder of Sympathy (dir. Tuomas A. Laitinen, Finland, United States, Benin, China 2015, 9 min)

Q (dir. Milja Viita, Finland 2016, 7 min)

Retrospective (dir. Salla Tykkä, Finland 2016, 16 min)

Time Capsule (dir. Jan Ijäs, Finland, Spain 2016, 22 min)

The duration of the screening is 75 min.

  • Age limit: K7


  • Andorra: Monday 23.1. at 18:00