Two TAMK students selected into European Media Art Festival film program

Story: Laura Rytkönen
Two video works by TAMK students got selected into the film program of European Media Art Festival Osnabrück. The Murder Chairs by Nalle Mielonen and Swallow Your Fears by Laura Rytkönen will be presented in Student Campus film programs on the weekend of 27.4. - 1.5. The program holds film screenings, performances, opportunities to meet the artists and Transit – European Young Talent exhibition. This is the 30th time the annual festival is held. There were over 2200 contributions to the film program from all over the world.

The Student Campus program presents works and tendencies from young artists and designers from Art Schools all over Europe. Adding to the broad film program, there are many other events to the festival. Exhibition Moving Stories shows installations by curated artists, who explore and present new forms of narration.

Among others the South-African video artist Candice Breitz will be showing her latest work on the Moving Image exhibition, and she’ll hold lectures on the making of the work, the Character. The work was commissioned for the Moving Stories exhibition. Other parts of the program is the Japanese Media Art Now, that will exhibit new Japanese media artist’s works, the Congress, a series of lectures and artist presentations, and the Media Art Garden, which is a communal project run by two artists.

The Murder Chairs will be seen on screening called Prepilog. Swallow Your Fears is shown on Over the Edge screening. Both movies have been produced on the schools Fine Art program courses. Murder Chairs was produced as a part of the cinematic artwork course from the year 2010. The course was lead by Fanni Niemi-Junkola and Tellervo Kalleinen. Swallow Your Fears was started on the basics of moving image course, under the instruction of Minna Suoniemi in year 2009.

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