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 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…

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…

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…

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…

News Transformation Agency

REWRITE THE NEWS!

What if we could experience daily news in a more personal way – and script a different future while doing so? The News Transformation Agency is a new project by artist group YKON, internationally known for their participatory projects dealing with utopian issues. The project approaches the overwhelming aspect of global news as a potential platform for civic action – for local, emotional and transformative standpoints.  Read more…

Urban Takes Helsinki

A SOCIAL MAP OF THE CITY

What meanings do we attach to the city space while documenting it, and how does the social video landscape reflect urban realities? Urban Takes Helsinki, a project by Michelle Teran, looks at personal stories and different perspectives of Helsinki as depicted through online video. The project is created in collaboration with seven amateur videomakers living in the city who post their videos on YouTube. Read more…

City Canvas

ANIMATED WALKING TOUR

City Canvas is an animation project that illuminates street spaces with moving images, mobile projectors and light painting. The City Canvas crew leads participants on an animated walking tour evoking symbols and characters on urban surfaces. By projecting only ephemeral, fleeting traces, the project makes a commentary on the illegal status of graffiti and celebrates street-level creativity. Read more…

The Race Code

A  RACIAL TECHNOLOGY?

The Race Code is a photography based installation that tackles with issues of race, culture and perceptions of one’s self and the other. The installation consists of a photo booth, a face recognition software and a wall projection of a matrix of faces. The program takes a passport-like picture of the viewer, performs instant measurements of the face, which then appears on the projected matrix of faces. Read more…

Kallio Archive

MOMENTS FROM A DISAPPEARING CITY

The Kallio district in Helsinki is currently changing rapidly through gentrification and real estate development. The Kallio Archive is an open media service documenting the life of the neighbourhood on video. The archive collects moments from a disappearing city and publishes its materials for free use on the web. It is based on a concept of “near media” which reflects urban memories online – and is used and produced by the residents. Read more…

Urban Media for All

AN OUTDOOR FESTIVAL CATALOGUE

What are the art projects in the Media Facades festival and why are they made? The Urban Media for All poster campaign aimed at creating context for the festival themes and projects, acting as an outdoor festival “catalogue”. Read more…

Reading Kamppi

READ/WRITE THE CITY

The urban mediascape is made of words, images – and code that binds it together. Reading Kamppi is a series of experimental small pieces, where artists interpret messages from the Kamppi area, by doing word and image searches online and on the streets. Read more…