[artinfo] Avanto Festival 2004 Helsinki

Andreas Broeckmann abroeck at transmediale.de
Wed Sep 29 17:43:32 CEST 2004

The full programme see : http://www.avantofestival.com

Avanto Festival's 2004 programme announced

Avanto Helsinki Media Art Festival is Finland's annual event of
non-conformist audiovisual art. The fifth Avanto will take place on
November 18-21 2004. The festival venues are Kiasma Museum of
Contemporary Art, Finnish Film Archive's cinema theatre Orion, Gloria
Club, UMO Jazz Club, Mocambo Club, MUU Gallery and Gallery Huuto.

Once again Avanto focuses on such eternal questions as "Is the
tradition of counter-cultural avantgarde art alive?", "What are its
forms now?" and "What is the relationship between radical formal
language and radical political content?"

Avanto's programme features artists of different generations and
persuasions. Headliners of the music programme include Alec Empire
(Germany), Astro Twin (Japan), Ohne (Switzerland/Germany/USA),
Cellule d'Intervention Metamkine (France), Goodiepal (Denmark), COH
(Sweden/Russia), Mattin (Basque country), Belgradeyard Soundsystem
(Serbia), Lj *ijl (Finland) and Kemialliset ystvt (Finland).

The main guests of the film programme are the pioneering
structuralist film-maker and theoretician Malcolm Le Grice from the
UK and the master of surrealist collage film Ccile Fontaine from
France. Austrian structuralist, actionist and destructionist film is
represented by the works of Kurt Kren and Ernst Schmidt jr. from the
1960's and the 1970's and by younger film-makers featured in the
festival's international Avantoscope screenings. Other highlights
include a rare screening of Andy Warhol's Sleep (1963) and an
exclusive international selection of cinema without image in the Film
Without Film screening.

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