Anni Puolakka

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Coming up: Sacre 2

A film by A.P. and Jaakko Pallasvuo


Stills from Sacre 2 by Anni Puolakka and Jaakko Pallasvuo.



Attention Spa

Installation and performance series by A.P. and Jenna Sutela
2016



Attention Spa (2016), as part of Spending Quality Time With My Quantified Self group exhibition at TENT Rotterdam, 2016.



Attention Spa (2016), as part of Spending Quality Time With My Quantified Self group exhibition at TENT Rotterdam, 2016.








Death Berths Xi etc.

A video performance by A.P. and Jess Olivieri
2016



Death Berths Xi etc. (2016), as part of Day for Night performance festival by Performance Space and Carriage Works, Sydney, 2016.








I'm Your Man

Sculpture
2015



I'm Your Man (2015), as part of I Want You exhibition curated by Saara Hannus at Exhibition Laboratory / Project Room, Helsinki in 2015. Photograph by Petri Summanen.





I'm Your Man (2015), as part of I Want You exhibition curated by Saara Hannus at Exhibition Laboratory / Project Room, Helsinki in 2015. Photograph by Petri Summanen.







Sacre

A film by A.P. and Jaakko Pallasvuo
21 min | 16 : 9 | 2015







Still from Sacre (2015) by Anni Puolakka and Jaakko Pallasvuo.





Still, featuring Jaakko Pietiläinen, from Sacre (2015) by Anni Puolakka and Jaakko Pallasvuo.





Still, featuring Willhelm Blomberg, from Sacre (2015) by Anni Puolakka and Jaakko Pallasvuo.


A cyber goth in her thirties makes dance videos at home, seeking freedom and the truth in a society obsessed with productivity and success. Her mode of living is persistently challenged by an older brother, whose caring and love come with a strive to transform her sister. The sibling drama takes a new turn upon the goth's encounter with a dance prodigy whose brilliance seems to leave everyone else in darkness. The film draws from the thoughts of the philosopher and activist Simone Weil (1909-1943), medievalism and cyberculture amongst other influences, viewing work, art and dance as war.

With Wilhelm Blomberg and Jaakko Pietiläinen | Thank you: Kulttuurisauna | Supported by AVEK







Lion of Finland

A video by A.P. and Tommi Vasko
9 min | 16 : 9 | 2015






Production still from Lion of Finland by Anni Puolakka and Tommi Vasko. Photo by Ikko Alaska.





Still from Lion of Finland by Anni Puolakka and Tommi Vasko.



The work deals with nationalism and the symbol of a nation state - the lion of Finland - through collective performance and personal experience. In the video different embodiments of the lion venture from Big Brother to an art school's studio and from Google Images to a suburban shopping mall.


With Ikko Alaska, Vincent Bozek, Yawer Jafri, Laura Jantunen, Merja Kokkonen, Markus Leppälä, Alisa Närvänen, Anna Paavilainen, Elina Peltonen, Abhishek Sharma, Aarne Tapola, Slava Valas and Simo Vassinen | Supported by Kone Foundation and Alfred Kordelin Foundation









Vibes

A total, multiannual piece by A.P., Ville Ahonen, Laura Birn, Anna-Mari Karvonen,
Ville Seppänen, Heidi Soidinsalo and Masi Tiitta with guest contributors

Performances, videos and installations | 2012-ongoing

FOR MORE, SEE VIBES.FI


Vibes at SIC (2015). Image by AP.





Vibes performance (2014) at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. Image by Pietari Peltola.





Production still from EU (2014), a film by Jaakko Pallasvuo, featuring Vibes as performers and scriptwriters. The film is a sister piece to Vibes performance at the Kiasma theatre in 2014.





Vibes workshop at the Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum in 2014. Photograph by AP.









Nearness

A performance by A.P. and Jenna Sutela
with K.I.Kinnunen, Ville Vainio, Tommi Vasko and other collaborators
30 min | 2013


Nearness performance by Anni Puolakka and Jenna Sutela. Image by AP.





Nearness performance by Anni Puolakka and Jenna Sutela. Image by Anna Mikkola.