MFF 2015 – all around Helsinki, August 20-23

Media Facades Helsinki, organised for the 5th time, will go nomadic. The programme becomes visible on the digital screens of Helsinki’s metro and tram lines with the Interrupting the Everyday campaigns. In the Night Sites programme, a new project will open in a new location every night.

On the Night of the Arts, August 20, the evening will be spent in the Tähtitorninmäki park as part of the Observemus event. In collaboration with the Runokuu poetry festival we open our first night site at 9 pm, with the project Tales from Frontiers (Marikki Hakola, Jarmo Vellonen, Epa Tamminen, Jone Takamäki) illuminating the Observatory facade and yard with images and sounds.
The next night, Friday August 21, a new night site will open by the Hanasaari power plant and coal hill. The final programme will be published in early August – for more information also visit our Facebook page!

Media Facades returns to Lasipalatsi Square, August 21-24

This year, Media Facades returns to the Lasipalatsi Square, where the new projects for 2014 will premiere on the Night of the Arts, August 21.

The theme for Media Facades 2014 is Participatory City. The are projects are shaped in interaction with the citizens – and this year also with other representatives of urban nature, such as the plants and the bees!

More information on the MFF2014 programme in the coming weeks.

Vaasankatu: the venue for 2013

The main venue for Media Facades Festival 2013 will be Vaasankatu in Kallio, Eastern Central Helsinki. The notoriously-famed street, the “Knife Boulevard” is currently undergoing interesting changes, with art and culture activists living side by side with the traditional porn shops and bars. In Summer 2013, Vaasankatu is in experimental use as a pedestrian street. Read more…