Sacre 2 And Bridge Over Troubled Water

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Sacre 2 And Bridge Over Troubled Water says
8-11 is happy to present a double feature screening by Jaakko Pallasvuo and collaborators:

Wednesday February 22,
7:30 PM

*The screening is being held in the basement which is regrettably not accessible by wheelchair*

Sacre 2: HEX (27:19), with Anni Puolakka, 2017

Sacre 2: HEX (2017) is a sequel to AP and JP's previous video, Sacre (2014). The solemn cybergoth dance enthusiast introduced in the first video has graduated into a smug Wiccan vlogger in the second one. Her formerly know-it-all brother has fallen on hard times and now needs her help. Family relations entangle with work anxiety. Virtual and material survival tactics get tested. Spiritual, financial and social economies mesh in money-burning rituals. An endlessly wounded sibling dynamic is further destabilized by a seductive alien visitor.

~ Intermission! ~ 10 degrees ~

Bridge over Troubled Water (28:18), with MSL, 2016

It’s 1967, 2015, 2515, 10000 AD. Simon and Garfunkel are travelling through time. Seeking an answer to their growing sadness and anxiety, brought on in part by the slowly overwhelming presence of climate change, they head to the coast, are incarcerated, visit the botanical garden in Turku, and watch Jake Gyllenhaal in Deep Impact in a darkened room. Above thetree line and into the Arctic Circle our protagonists find themselves in Kilpisjärvi, at the most northwestern point of Finland where they are - perhaps more than usual - alone together. Bridge Over Troubled Water is a film by MSL and Jaakko Pallasvuo.

~ Q & A with Jaakko Pallasvuo facilitated by Colin Rosati and Margaux Smith ~

Jaakko Pallasvuo (b. 1987) lives and works in Helsinki and Berlin. His work deals with hierarchies, feelings and social arrangements. He makes videos, ceramics, texts and images. In recent years Pallasvuo's works have been exhibited at Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Rotterdam International Film Festival, CAC Vilnius, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, UCCA and CCA Derry~Londonderry, among others. His first book, Scorched Earth, was published by Arcadia Missa in 2015.

Anni Puolakka (b. Oulu, Finland) makes performances, videos, plays and installations in which situation-specific and biographic materials are incorporated into fictional worlds. Puolakka's works understand humans as 'bodyminds' who seek meaningful and vibrant involvement with other beings and surroundings. They have been recently shown at W139 (Amsterdam), Galleri Syster (Luleå, Sweden), Performance Space (Sydney) and TENT Rotterdam.

MSL’s (Jari Kallio & Antti Jussila) performance-based practice, founded in 2008, focuses on collaborations in various forms. Recurring themes in their work are compulsions, rituals, gender, sexuality and isolation.

With thanks to OCADU, Frame Finland and Tau Lewis for letting us do this during her exhibition, which is up until February 25th.
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