Mika Taanila: Human Engineering

 

2. April 2005  – 22. May 2005

Featuring artworks by:
Künstler/in unbekannt   Mika Taanila

The works of Mika Taanila (b. 1965) evolve in the realms of documentary film, experimental music, its visual transformation and the set-up of scientific experiments. Nostalgia and belief in the future collide and mingle in his films, while the exploration of technological developments and artificial intelligence, and their social and philosophical implications run through his creative work like constant threads.

 

Curated by Heike Munder

List of works

Künstler/in unbekannt: Futuro House Model I

Künstler/in unbekannt

Futuro House Model I
unknown
Plastic, metal enameled
Diameter 40.5 cm

Künstler/in unbekannt

Futuro House Model II
unknown
Plastic, metal enameled
Diameter 40.5 cm

Mika Taanila: Optical Sound

Mika Taanila

Optical Sound
2005
Single-channel video projection (35 mm film shown on DVD, color, sound)
6 min.

Mika Taanila: Stimulus Progression

Mika Taanila

Stimulus Progression
2005
3-channel video installation (loop), 3 loudspeaker, amp, CD-player Directed by: Mika Taanila Camera: Jussi Eerola Sound design: Pietari Koskinen Back ground music: Anton Nikkilä Production: Lasse Saarinen
3:25 min.

Mika Taanila: Nocturne

Mika Taanila

Nocturne
2004
Single-channel video projection (loop) Directed by: Mika Taanila Music: Stock, Hausen & Walkman Production: Mika Sylvin
3:27 min.

Mika Taanila: A Physical Ring

Mika Taanila

A Physical Ring
2002
Single-channel video projection (35 mm film transferred to DVD, loop) Directed by: Mika Taanila Music: Ø
4 min.

Mika Taanila: Future Is Not What It Used To Be

Mika Taanila

Future Is Not What It Used To Be
2002
Single-channel video projection (35 mm film transferred to DVD, loop) Directed by, story, cut: Mika Taanila Camera: Jussi Eerola Sound design: Olli Huhtanen Music: Erkki Kurenniemi, Sähkökvartetti, Jukka Ruohmäki, György Ligeti Production man
52 min.

Mika Taanila: Verbranntes Land

Mika Taanila

Verbranntes Land
2002
Single-channel video on monitor (loop)
6:36 min.

Mika Taanila: RoboCup99

Mika Taanila

RoboCup99
2000
Single-channel video projection (35 mm film transferred to DVD, loop) Directed by Mika Taanila Camera: Jussi Eerola Sound Design: Olli Huhtanen Production: Lasse Saarinen: Music: Rehberg & Bauer, Christoph de Babalon, Shizuo
25 min.

Mika Taanila: Test Card 1

Mika Taanila

Test Card 1
2000
Colorphotograph
71 x 101 cm

Mika Taanila: Test Card 2

Mika Taanila

Test Card 2
2000
Light box
15 x 52 x 64 cm

Mika Taanila: Futuro - A New Stance for Tomorrow

Mika Taanila

Futuro - A New Stance for Tomorrow
1998
Single-channel video projection (35 mm film transferred to DVD, loop) Director, cut: Mika Taanila Script, reseach: Marko Home, Mika Taanila Camera: Jussi Eerola Sound design: Olli Huhtanen Original film music: Ektroverde Production: Lasse Saarine
29 min.

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