mfx goes museum

category: general [glöplog]
Cannapaceus by mfx was aquired to the VILKE media art collection, which is a new collection of finnish media art started by FixC artists co-operative.

The demo will be featured in the exhibition Vilkettä ja tajunnanvirtaa at Kerava art museum 18.9.-13.10.2013

Opening party will be held 17.9. from 18 to 20, with a live performance by Koelse

I did a blog post about the thing too
added on the 2013-09-11 12:33:30 by nosfe nosfe
Congratulations for making history. This sets a precedent for all digital artists working in the realm of the demoscene tradition, further legitimizing any future endeavours in this subset as truly a form of art.
added on the 2013-09-11 12:46:47 by visy visy
Awesome! Grats!
added on the 2013-09-11 13:24:31 by okkie okkie
I wouldn't call an art exhibition as "museum"...
Btw, grats
added on the 2013-09-11 13:53:49 by pohar pohar
Congrats! Don't know about "first demo ever to etc etc" though, at least the Computerspielemuseum in Berlin has exhibited crack intros for a while now. Maybe that doesn't count as real art though, *shrug*
added on the 2013-09-11 14:22:39 by break break
cool, hope i can make it to the opening party
added on the 2013-09-11 14:24:42 by psenough psenough
@break: I'm pretty sure they are not a part of a collection. As weren't the katastro.fi exhibition demos
added on the 2013-09-11 15:39:46 by visy visy
yeah. that was just an exhibition..
but this is great.
added on the 2013-09-11 16:30:50 by leGend leGend
"aquired" ? we can't play cannapaceus anymore ?
added on the 2013-09-11 16:37:08 by MsK` MsK`
@MsK`: of course you can. But it's also part of a collection now. The thing with digital art in the form of software is that it is inherently copyable, and part of the collection deal WASN'T exclusive exhibition rights in any way. So nothing really changes. Except that it is in a collection now.
added on the 2013-09-11 16:42:45 by visy visy
This is called recognition... and it's the best thing ever.
Also, this is the best possible outreach.
added on the 2013-09-11 21:45:31 by __ __
well deserved - it is one of the best newschool demos ever!
added on the 2013-09-14 00:32:38 by T$ T$
I don't know exactly what this means, but it seems like an amazing news. Congratz!
added on the 2013-09-14 02:05:02 by wullon wullon
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Welcome to see, hear and feel VILKE Electronic Art Collection. The collection is founded by FixC Cooperative and it is in display in Kerava Art Museum, Finland between the time 18.9. – 13.10.2013! Opening is held today 17.09 at 6pm. Association of Experimental Electronics will be performing there.

VILKE includes 18 artists or artist groups, 18 works from the expanding history of Finnish electronic art + 5 new 50-channel monitor works from the artists in FixC Cooperative (shown one by one during the exhibition)

The artists are Maria Duncker, Juha van Ingen, Sami van Ingen & Petri Kuljuntausta, Philip von Knorring, Laura Könönen, mfx, Pekka Nevalainen, Erkka Nissinen, Marjatta Oja, Seppo Renvall, Jarkko Räsänen, Pekka Sassi, Alli Savolainen, Mika Taanila, Jimi Tenor, Marko Vuokola, Kari Yli-Annala, Denise Ziegler

VILKE COLLECTION (short intro)

The VILKE Collection of Finnish electronic art founded by FixC Cooperative comes into being on a celebratory year. In 2013 it has been 50 years since the exhibition Exposition of Music – Electronic Television (11.3 – 20.3.1963) by the “Pope” of video art Nam June Paik.

The objective of the VILKE Collection is to bring together works were the idea, structure or action is essentially linked to the applied technology. Consumer electronics and high technology used by industry together with obsolete technology buried in the sands of time are wired into our lives and memories in ways that electronic artworks utilise, vary and bring to life from a new perspective. The VILKE Collection reinstates many of these works of art that have fallen outside museum collections and the official canon of Finnish art history.

One of the first video installations in the history of Finnish electronic art is Philip van Knorring’s Bevakat (“watched” or “under surveillance” in Swedish) from 1977, a statement about public camera surveillance, indicating how artists were interested in considering the social and political effects of new technology. The beginning of the 1980s saw the bloom of a new mode of making which was characterised by the use of different kinds of small-scale industrial communication devices. In the 1990s the new generation was interested in the phenomenological aspects of time and space and social situations. Many of VILKE artists worked also in the collective of Helsinki Film Workshop, founded in 1989. The artists share the same ethos as the alternative musicians working at the same time. Jimi Tenor shot in 1995 an experimental documentary on 16 mm film about the artists of record company Sähkö (“electricity”), a company founded by Tommi Grönlund. The tone of the film is similar to an ethnological film: attentive and respectful of the work being done.

Both the pioneering strategies of the early internet culture and the newer post-internet mentality are presented in the collection. Juha van Ingen’s Web Safe Colourscape (1999–2000) is one of the few Finnish works that uses an internet browser as a central piece of the work. In Vantaa (2007), Erkka Nissinen creates a particular and unique post-internet aesthetics of his own. Demoscene group MFX’s work Cannapaceus (2008) is a rich computer animation that is processed in real-time. If the abstract epic lyricism of Cannapaceus nearly propels the viewer to another planet, Laura Könönen’s The Only One and All (2011) transports the onlooker far into the history of our home planet. Könönen’s work is comprised of an old-fashioned record player and a rotating record made of granite, the principal stone type of Finnish bedrock, which is traced with a diamond needle. The voice of the stone is dusty and discontinuous, speaking from experience far older than the technology that is used to play the sound for us to hear.

The inclusion of electronic and media art into the praxis of making art has created new challenges to preserving art. An internationally adapted strategy is to “update” works to a new technological standard at specific intervals, for instance every ten years. However, many works are media specific, made with a specific device of a specific period. Digitalising an analogical video, for example, can change the nature of the work radically. The works in the VILKE Collection are not only preserved in accordance to digital standards, the intention is to exhibit them in their original presentation form whenever possible.

The collections of private collectors, institutions, museums, organisations and foundations form an important part of cultural memory, and the public display of collected works makes it possible for a larger audience to get to experience them. The works in VILKE Collection remain in the artists’ possession, but they can deposited with museums for an appointed period of time. With the creation of the VILKE Collection, FixC Cooperative is turning a new page in preserving and exhibiting Finnish electronic art's history.

The exhibition includes also five brand new 50-channel monitor works (which will be shown during the exhibition one by one in 50-monitor structure build for this purpose) by FixC artists Maria Duncker, Juha van Ingen, Seppo Renvall, Jarkko Räsänen and Kari Yli-Annala

Sinkka, the museum building is located 600m from Kerava train station. It´s easier to find if you check before from the map how to go there. Address is Kultasepänkatu 2, Yli-Kerava, just go across the bridge and then right.


http://w ww.sinkka.fi/nayttely/vilketta-ja-tajunnanvirtaa/



Opening hours:
Tue, Thu, Fri 11-18
Wed 12-19
Sa, Su 11-17
Monday closed

Trains K, N, H, R, T and Z go from Helsinki City to Kerava

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in todays helsingin sanomat
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Keep mfxing!
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