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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…

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Robin Hood

TOUCH AND FEEL THE CAPITAL – AND MAKE IT YOUR OWN!

There is no outside of global financial capitalism so we have to find ways to work within it. Robin Hood – a cooperative fusing economy, art and activism works towards new forms of economy and organisation.  For Media Facades Festival 2013, Robin Hood created an interactive campaign including a 3-day workshop and an  urban installation. Read more…

Binoculars draft, Mar Canet & Varvara Guljajeva

Binoculars to … from

A GAZE THERE – AND BACK

In a simple and elegant way, the new piece by artist duo Mar Canet and Varvara Guljajeva Binoculars to… from combines two urban viewing cultures: those of tourism and surveillance. For the project, the artists have created a custom-made “tourist binocular” which opens a view to another city, where the viewer’s gaze will be simultaneously projected. Read more…

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Dance.AR

DANCE.AR – GLOBAL CHOREOGRAPHY

The massive increase of smartphone usage is having an impact on how we relate to the world around us. Everyone anywhere on earth is within our vicinity, reachable instantly in real-time.  A manifestation of this new hyper-connected reality is the Global Choreography project, a dance routine developed specifically for humans anno now, to which the mobile phone is almost like a natural extension to their body. Read more…

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TransEurope Slow

A BIKE RIDE THROUGH EUROPE

Take a virtual bike ride and explore the development of European cities through the eyes of the urban cyclist. TransEurope Slow negotiates modern cities and finds places that tell contemporary stories which move beyond tourist attractions, stereotypes, and city brands. Your journey will seamlessly switch from Liverpool to Helsinki and Madrid, linking the cities and highlighting their differences, and similarities. Read more…

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Nordic Outbreak

NORDIC ART BREAKING THE FRAMES

Nordic Outbreak is a touring exhibition of media art from the Nordic countries. The art works have been curated specifically for presentation in public space.  A selection of Nordic Outbreak projects will be presented at the Media Facades 2013 in Helsinki in collaboration with Kiasma and the Streaming Museum.  A seminar on media art in public space was organized in context of the screenings on August 21, 2013. Read more…