Backlight 08 Presents International Photo and Video Art

The theme of the Backlight 2008 Photo Festival is Tickle Attack – Humour, Laughter, Irony, Parody and the Absurd. Laughter is a reaction to both physical and mental tickling. Each gallery and museum exhibits its own ensemble.

The Backlight 08 Photo Festival comprises of two parts: a network exhibition and a Symposium. The exhibitions displayed in the different countries form an ensemble that features the photograph and video works of 56 artists. In addition to the exhibitions, the festival programme includes a Symposium which consists of seminars, workshops, related exhibitions and reviews.The festival offers many activities especially for children and young people. The Symposium takes place mainly in the city of Tampere in Finland.

Backlight exhibitions will show 20.9.-9.11.2008. The artists have been chosen using an open Call for the Artists. There were 572 proposals, the international curator team chose 55 artists to exhibit, one of them Sari Tervaniemi, lecturer at the School of Art and Media.

TAMK School of Art and Media is one of the co-operators of the main organizer, Photographic Centre Nykyaika, and involved in many ways in the arrangements.

Backlight has been arranged every third year since 1987, so this is the eight edition.
Backlight - 8th International Photographic Triennial