The Park is a video panorama (loop) depicting a space between the domesticated and the wild, a transmission stage between urban and natural environments. It is an autonomous zone with its own rules: in parks, things beyond the daily habits can be done.
The piece is realized through intricate video compositing techniques combining concrete places and characters that are familiar to our daily life experience; architecture, people and symbols of Helsinki and Berlin. It plays with the themes of urbanity / periphery, rationality/irrationality, tourism, sports and ecstasy.
The Park was shown at the MFF Helsinki 2010 at the Bio Rex wall from August 27 to September 5 and at the Helsinki City Tourist Information Office from August 27 to September 3. In Berlin the piece could be seen at the Friedrichstrasse media metro station screen.
The piece is produced for the Media Facades 2010 Festival by the Berlin-based media artist Ulu Braun, specializing in video collage techniques and known for his skills to challenge our everyday experience. He studied at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, and at the University for Film and Television Potsdam, Germany. His works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions and screened at key international festivals. He also is a member of the YKON artist group based in Finland.
Directed and arranged by Ulu Braun
Staging: Katja Höppner, Shalmon Abraham, Ulduc, Niina Braun, Teuri Haarla, Anne Juren
Visual Support: Segio Bermúdez, Suni Hoffmann
Production support: Minna Tarkka/m-cult, Susa Pop, Public art lab