ARCHIPELAGO SCIENCE FICTION – THE MOVIE IS READY
Finally there – the short movie (25min) Archipelago Science Fiction finally ready! The video installation was already shown at Shedhalle, Zürich, in February 2012, but now we finalised the version for broadcast and screening context. To celebrate that we organise a free screening in Helsinki 3rd November 4pm – at Andorra, Eerikinkatu 11. Welcome!
The project was originally part of the Contemporary Art Archipelago -exhibition project curated by Taru Elfving and Lotta Petronella 2011. Before the screening they tell few words about their process. We will also hear Oliver making a mini presentation on islands in the utopian and dystopian fantasies in the history.
And here some words about the movie:
Archipelago Science Fiction is a unique short film about visions of the future. The idyllic Turku archipelago islands located in the Baltic Sea provide the framework for scenarios in which the contrasts between a changing world and the tradition rich archipelago island-haven are used to the fullest.
The islanders themselves perform the four hilarious and sometimes chilling episodes they scripted based on their own fears and hopes.
Regardless of their surrealistic ambiance the visions are surprisingly contemporary and universal. These actually inhabited islands open a dizzying window for viewing current social tendencies.
The delightful animation of Antonia Ringbom visualizes what life looks like in 2111. The project is a collaboration between Tellervo Kalleinen, Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen and Henrik Andersson.