Ääreen - Month of animated documetary in Oodi

Fri 1.10. Time 8.00 - Sun 31.10.2021 Time 20.00

Central Library Oodi, Töölönlahdenkatu 4

Helsinki

Ääreen is a project that showcases Finnish and international interactive, documentary animations. Running throughout October, the programme consists of exhibitions, screenings, discussions and interviews that bring together experts from a broad range of disciplines and offer multidisciplinary experiences for the public.

Every Thursday throughout October, the Ääreen – Documentary in Animation project will host events that give the floor to animation artists themselves. In discussions and interviews held in Central Library Oodi, they will talk about the background of their work and open up the world of animated documentaries to the audience. The discussions and talks can be attended both on-site and remotely.

Programme

7.10. Ääreen Artist Talk: Leena Pukki and Karoliina Paappa. Instagram live @Oodihelsinki In Finnish.

14.10. Ääreen Master Class: Uri Kranot (ANIDOX, Denmark). Zoom. In English.

21.10. Ääreen Artist Talk: Finnish Animation Guild. Instagram live @Oodihelsinki In Finnish.

28.10. Ääreen Panel Discussion: Animation + Documentary. Kino Regina. In Finnish.

7.10. Ääreen Artist Talk: Leena Pukki and Karoliina Paappa

18:00–19:00 Instagram Live at Central Library Oodi Instagram account (@Oodihelsinki). In Finnish.

Artists Leena Pukki and Karoliina Paappa talk about their interactive piece In Someone Else’s Skin. Deep Sounding – What Is It Like to Swim Among a Pod of Dolphins? (2021). Deep Sounding is an immersive art animation that makes dolphins’ sense of echolocation palpable to human viewers. The animation is shown on two walls of the Kuutio space in Oodi. It is accompanied by an echolocation soundscape that can be felt physically in the body. Interviewer Annika Dahlsten.

14.10. Ääreen Master Class: Uri Kranot (ANIDOX, Denmark)

18:00–19:30
Registration at the Finnish Animation Guild website. This master class is in English.

Introduction to animated documentary: History, current trends, techniques and collaborative processes. Highlighting a range of possibilities of animated documentaries, to broaden the horizons and inspire! Guest speaker Uri Kranot is a filmmaker, multimedia artist and educator based in Denmark. An expert in his field, he has a special focus on animated documentaries in VR. He has recently won the Grand Jury Prize for Best VR Immersive Work at the 77th Venice International Film Festival and Best XR at the 74th Cannes Film Festival.

ANIDOX is a creative platform for the development and production of animated documentary projects. Our goal is to bring together international film professionals, to foster and develop collaborations between animation and documentary makers and help them move further with their projects. The ANIDOX programme is part of The Animation Workshop / VIA University College since 2012. www.anidox.com

21.10. Ääreen Artist Talk: At the heart of animation

18:00–19:00 Instagram Live at Central Library Oodi Instagram account (@Oodihelsinki). In Finnish.

Hosted by the Finnish Animation Guild, the discussion explores the very essence of animation and reflects on its identity as film. Highlighting the diversity of animation art and its many techniques, the discussion will also cover the opportunities offered by latest technologies.

Speakers are animation artist and screenwriter Leena Jääskeläinen, media artist Jukka Hautamäki, and Joni Männistö, artistic director of the Turku Animated Film Festival. Moderated by Mika Koskinen.

28.10. Panel discussion: Animation + documentary

14:00-16:00 Kino Regina. In Finnish.

Ääreen celebrates International Animation Day by exploring the interplay between animation and documentary. What do the two artforms have to offer each other? What is the relationship between the animator and documentary film, between the documentarist and animation? The panellists are Reetta Aalto, Leena Kilpeläinen, Ami Lindholm and Reetta Neittaanmäki. Moderated by Outi Rousu. The discussion is organised in cooperation with the Finnish Documentary Guild.

After the discussion, the Ääreen programme continues at Kino Regina at 16:30 with a screening of Home – Animated Documentaries and two animated log films, Persepolis (IR 2007). and The Grave of the Fireflies (JAP 1988).  The film screenings are organised in cooperation with the National Audiovisual Institute KAVI and Turku Animated Film Festival. Subtitled in Finnish.

In brief

Ääreen is a project that showcases Finnish and international interactive, documentary animations. Running throughout October, the programme consists of exhibitions, screenings, discussions and interviews that bring together experts from a broad range of disciplines and offer multidisciplinary experiences for the public.

The project is a joint effort by Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Oodi Central Library, Finnish Animation Guild, Turku Animated Film Festival, Artists’ Association MUU, Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (AVEK), Aalto University, Danish ANIDOX forum, National Audiovisual Institute KAVI and the Finnish Documentary Guild.

More info

Annika Dahlsten
Regional artist, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
annika.dahlsten(a)taike.fi, tel. 02 9533 0907

Sanna Huttunen
Special librarian, Oodi Central Library
sanna.m.huttunen(a)hel.fi, tel. 040 186 3042

Main organiser: Central Library Oodi and Arts Promotion Centre Taike

Partners: Animaatiokilta ry, Muu ry, Turku Animated Film Festival, ANIDOX (DK), Audiovisuaalisen kulttuurin edistämiskeskus AVEK, Aalto-yliopisto, Dokumenttikilta ry ja Kansallinen audiovisuaalinen instituutti Kavi

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