My latest short. The film was premiered at Kouvola Film Festival in October 2015.
Film was also chosen to compete as part of the the experimental film programme at Helsinki Short Film Festival in November 2015.
We live in a hectic worked, where everyone just cares about themselves. People are not really in hurry, but the society has planted in their mindsets. They need to run and hurry. they need to use their elbows to be before others. They need to fit in the train that is already a full. Platform is a short story from CPH airport train station. It is a bystander view about the stress that the society is putting over people. Soundtrack includes distorted totalitaristic announcements and bible sentences.
“There is a train for everyone, but some of us must stay at the platform”
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Video 16 minutes
Hidden / Exposed is a project that is experimenting how Internet can on other hand bring a single image or text into the spotlight and gain huge publicity as on the other hand you can publish hundreds of hours of material that is available, but still not really exposed to public.
In this ongoing project Juha is placing himself as test-subject, exposing parts of his private life in to public, yet still remaining hidden. There is no turning back. When public wants to find the private information, they will – and then the public can not become private again.
Digital Internet media.
This book is a continuation for the earlier project. Instead of studying the transition from analog to digital, this one studies the relevance of rules. Haiku is a traditional form of poetry with strict rules about the form and content.
The book experiments how the illustrations change the content of modern haiku, where the abstraction traditionally is a key element.
Soft cover book. 72 pages
Putinate is a digital work, that consists of animated gif-image and a randomly changing text.
The work reminds the viewer, that despite the times, same rhetoric is re-used in political messages.
The speech contains quotes from Adolf Hitler, Joseph Göbbels, John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln etc.
Digital Internet Media
This is another study about transformation. The key piece, a “splicer mask” is taken from a video game. The composition started with the mask itself and evolved involved into a photograph and resulted in two oil paintings, where the second one is an analog composite between the photograph and the first painting.
Oil on canvas, papier mache, digital photography
Sleep is a work that is not as obvious as it first might seem. As I like to experiment the transition between existing and new, I made the film to observe differences between years 1963 and 2013.
Content-wise the film is very different from Andy Warhol’s original, but although technology has taken big leaps, it is still not that easy to work with 8 hours of material using consumer-grade equipment.
This is a typical example of my work where context goes over content. The film is 8 hours long art movie, yet still it is available as a single-layer DVD from Amazon – a concept that was studied earlier in project: Aphorisms from the edge of the walk-in closet.
Video 480 minutes
The book is an experimental study about the way how new technology creates possibilities where traditional edges become blurred.
“Make to order” -services allow an existence of a real physical object that yet still does not exist. There is a book that is real and can be ordered and touched and smelled, yet still in reality it does only exist when one orders it. This is very different from the traditional concept of books and publishing.
To underline the interaction between digital and physical, the content of the book was taken from the One Way Ticket -project. This creates a reverse cycle where digital becomes tangible yet still it does not yet exist.
Soft cover book. 65 pages
Surströmming is part of the APN201 concept, which is studying the changes that modern technologies imply on traditional ways of producing and distributing artistic works.
This CD consists of 20-minute long electronic music track, but as with SLEEP, the focus is not on the content itself, but in the context.
Throughout the times people have done home recordings and modern electronic music tools have made it even easier. Still the distribution has been the problem. It has been a big investment to order a disk of demo-discs and then trying to distribute them to friends and record companies.
With the digital distribution channels and “make to order” -services, virtually anything can be globally published, yet it remains hidden because of the missing media coverage.
Audio CD. One track. 22 minutes.