30 Jan 2015
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Jaakko Pallasvuo has put together a screening to frame his new work, EU (HD video, 22 min, 2014), that will also be shown this evening. In this Pallasvuo describes a cyber plague that is taking over the world. Those who have not yet been infected – in particular, the Finnish performance group Vibes – avoid any contact with the Internet. They live in isolation, trying to stay healthy and keep cool. Over the course of the video, the group evolves into something like an organism, surrendering an element of their consciousness into a collective experience. They also become infected: every breath of air becomes contaminated, each individual a potential contaminator.
The videos in this screening are related to the lifestyles and perils of the future. Like all science fiction, these works are about the present moment.
Jaakko Pallasvuo will screen works from the artists, Neil Beloufa, Pilvi Takala, Anita Delaney and himself.
Jaakko Pallasvuo (b. 1987) is an artist based in Helsinki and Berlin. Pallasvuo‘s work takes various forms. At the moment he is working with texts, videos and ceramics, while also being engaged with the expanded field of theater. Pallasvuo thinks about what online encounters feel like and what kind of social media personae are shaped through them. In recent years his work has been exhibited at Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, The Goss-Michael Foundation, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, UCCA, Eyebeam and Future Gallery, among others.