auto_art_screening: video art in huge garage

auto_art_screening @Forum-P, Parking Garage, Helsinki
April 15 - 30 Daily 08:08–20:02

Working for a vibrant city culture is a simple task. Most of the time it's enough that estate owners open their doors for new possibilities. BK-Group which is in charge of the underground parking garages of Forum has taken a bold step by offering spaces for the usage of a two week long video art screening. Works received after a silent call review the role of cars in our culture. The artists approach cars as dividers of social space, from ecological viewpoints and by interpreting myths related to them. Works where received from England, Germany and Finland.

The artists are: David Theobald, Johannes Romppanen, Johnny Amore&Catherina Conrad, Jukka Silokunnas, Keijo Ahlqvist, Timo Bredenberg and Maarit Suomi-Väänänen. But the bunch also features some surprises. The videos are projected on a canvas located in a underground passage connecting the Forum and Kamppi parking garages. An automated system turns the screening on daily at 08:08 and shuts of at 20:02 - In between the videos run in a continuos loop. The site is most easy to access trough the elevators of Kampin keskus from the Annankatu side of the building.

auto_art_screening has been organized by Alkovi Gallery, which has since 2007 been actively working for a vibrant city culture and Eero Yli-Vakkuri who studies at Aalto Universities Fine Art MA program. Instead of a uptight press event interested parties are advised to come at the site on Friday 15.4 between 10:00-18:00 and have a chat as the video system is being build.

Johannes Romppainen and Jukka Silokunnas graduate from TAMK this spring, Timo Bredenberg graduated 2010 and Eero Yli-Vakkuri in 2008.

Guide (video)