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Since 1997, over 200 sessions of stray images and sound have been organised. Artists, writers, scientists and musicians present work in progress, experiment or present work that doesn't fit into their oeuvre (yet). A specific and unique stage for diverse and hybrid works which don't fit comfortably into galleries or museums.
visual artist (FI), website
Immediately after his presentation, we made the schizophrenic jump to a complete other universe, a film by the artist Erkka Nissinen called Vantaa from 2007. In the film we follow a creepy tiny bearded man who is searching for his missing yogurt. “Where is my yogurt?” he cries in a manner that reminds of a bouffant clown. “Is it on the table? Noooooo. Is it on the chair? Noooooo.” After wandering around a cartoon colorful neighborhood of talking flowers, xylophones, and homoerotic absurdity, we discover that the yogurt was stolen by Karlheinz Stockhausen, a famous electronic music composer. The film is hilarious, completely strange and hypnotizing. Following the film, Julia spoke to Nissinen on skype where the humor did not end.
“I’m tired of looking at my stupid face” Nissinen remarked.
Julia wondered, “But why then do you always play the lead role?”
“Because I’m available.”
The interview concluded with Nissinen simply saying, “I feel like eating yogurt now.”
2010, video, 18 min
Shown at L&F Theatrum Anatomicum (05–03–2010)
Shown at L&F Theatrum Anatomicum (22–02–2008)