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Night Searchers

NOCTURNAL ENCOUNTERS IN THE CITY

Media Facades says farewell to Helsinki and the Lasipalatsi Square with two artists who have been intently following the night of the city.  Seppo Renvall and Maija Saksman present their film and video stories with live music on the facade of the Old Bus Station.

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The Spectre of People

ON THE MOVE, IMMATERIALLY

The Spectre of People is a virtual demonstration and participatory art project where a citizen movement is given an immaterial form.

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Conducting Senses

WHITE ON BLACK

Conducting Senses is an audiovisual experience that makes possible for audiences to interact with large projection mapping in city landscapes.

Two leap motion sensors are controlled by four participants. Each one controls both visual and sound elements. The sensors enable the capture of a wide range of the user’s hands movements, emulating the gestures of a conductor in front of an orchestra and giving a 3D spatial feel to the experience, involving the participants and audience in an immersive sensorial environment. Read more…

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Tales from Frontiers

THRESHOLDS OF THE VISIBLE

Tales from Frontiers is an outdoor media performance consisting of facade video projection, soundtrack and live music performance.
The visual elements of the project come forth, change and hide in the continuum of lights, shadows and tones of the video projection. Are these the signs of a life once lived, or pieces of a language long since disappeared, or perhaps the remains of structures mangled by war? When looking at our environment, does our perception capture the whole or just the details? The work invites viewers to form their own interpretation. Read more…

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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.
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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!

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Interrupting the Everyday

MAKE YOUR ISSUES PUBLIC!

Snaking through our cities, often going unnoticed, are hundreds of adverts on digital screens that follow us as we journey through the city. Interrupting the Everyday is a project by m-cult and Tactical Technology Collective to rethink our urban environment and to reclaim some of these spaces for issues that affect our society. Together with a group of activists, community groups and designers, we will create campaigns that make visible and public, issues that are meaningful but not covered in mainstream media. These campaigns aim to open new perspectives to citizens everyday experiences of the city and its political underpinnings. Read more…