Welcome to the Third Space Video Art / Short Film Screening with the theme of Control. This is the first event in a series of screenings that are part of the Third Space 6-years anniversary program.
The screening features 23 video works & short films by 29 artists and filmmakers based in Finland and abroad: Nils Agdler & Timo Menke (SE) / Joacelio Batista (BR) / Laura Benavides (EE) / Khalil Charif (BR) / Sam Conlon (FI) / Igor Furtado (BR) / Đejmi Hadrović (AU) / Kalle Hamm & Olli Aarni & Lauri Ainala & Hermanni Keko (FI) / Edna Pulla (Edna Huotari) (FI) / Alisa Javits (FI) / John C. Kelley (US) / Nina Lassila (FI/BE) / Veera Launonen & Ilkka Martti Kivelä (FI) / Dagobert Macib (NL) / Mirjami Nyman (FI) / Jean-Michel Rolland (FR) / Jaakko Ruuska & Juha Salminen (FI) / Paula Saraste (FI/DE) / Vidha Saumya (FI) / Sara Não Tem Nome (BR) / Charlotte Thiis-Evensen (NO) / Balázs Varju Tóth (HU) / Maria Valkeavuolle (FI)
The event is curated and produced by the Third Space collective members Elina Nissinen and Sepideh Rahaa in collaboration with the Artists' Association MUU and Sanna Nuutinen / Helsinki City Cultural Centre STOA.
The screenings are kindly supported by the center for the promotion of audiovisual culture AVEK.
The program is based on an open call set with the theme of ‘control’.
‘One could claim that everything within the realities we produce, experience, narrate, perform, research, and imagine, is inevitably an interactional matter; matter of power and thus, also, of control.
Control is a means of limiting or regulating something, and in vernacular use, the term has a slightly negative echo. Nevertheless, like many such concepts, control is not a negative nor positive term per se, but its quality is bound to the context: to particular perspectives and circumstances. By dictionary, control defines not only as "the ability to restrain one's own emotions or actions," but also as "the power to influence or direct people's behaviour or the course of events."
The concept of control contains the idea of an attempt to influence or restrict an activity, tendency, phenomenon, or situation in a determinative manner. Then again, also the risk of losing control is inevitably and indivisibly encapsulated by the notion.
What kinds of scenes might the theme of control cover in the contemporary?’
Third Space is an art space in Helsinki and a long-term cultural project shaped by the diverse geopolitical views and backgrounds of its members. By translating theories into actions, our practice revolves around an attempt to rethink and redefine border-discussing categorizations. To create new ways of understanding and communicating —transcending the invisible lines that separate us— we aim at observing both the 'outside-in' and 'inside-out.' While art practices are highly individualized and the art field increasingly capitalized, our goal is to foster collaboration over competition. Third Space is an incubator for generating ideas; a space for encounters, art, and its production.
The first screening will be on: Thursday 17.10.2019, 16:30 - 20:00
STOA Music Hall, Turunlinnantie 1, Itäkeskus, 00900 Helsinki


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