Helsinki

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Helsinki City Tourist Office

Helsinki City Tourist Office

Location

Pohjoisesplanadi 19
Helsinki, 00100
Germany
60° 10' 4.35" N, 24° 57' 2.934" E
Getting there: 
Near station: Kauppatori

The Helsinki City Tourist office is located in the old centre of Helsinki, on the corner of the Esplanadi boulevard, with the Senate and Market squares and the ferry terminals close by. In spring 2009, the office opened a new window display based on
6 projectors which are activated after dark. They are currently used for presenting tourist material and other information on Helsinki.

Various projections in Helsinki

Location

various places
Helsinki
Finland
60° 10' 11.3268" N, 24° 56' 17.664" E

There will be various projections in the city of Helsinki:

Kallio, corner of Fleminginkatu and Vaasankatu, 00500 Helsinki / Facade projection
Mannerheim Statue, Mannerheiminaukio 2, 00100 Helsinki / Projection
Kontula, Ostostie 2, 00940 Helsinki / Facade Projection (Giants mobile set)
Espoo Cultural Centre, 02100 Espoo / Facade Projection (Giants mobile set)
and Mobile projections / various places in the city

Gallery Alkovi

Gallery Alkovi

Location

Helsingegatan 19
Helsinki, 00510
Finland
60° 11' 13.3044" N, 24° 57' 11.322" E
Getting there: 
Near station: Kustaankatu

Gallery Alkovi is an artist-run window gallery which specializes in contemporary, urban and media art. The gallery is situated in the district of Kallio with a working class history, a neighborhood known for both its urban liveliness and young atmosphere as well as its social problems. The window surface of the gallery is altogether 2.5 x 8 meters. The depth of the backspace is only 1.5 m. Media Facades Festival Helsinki cooperates with the Alkovi gallery in organizing workshops and screenings. The gallery is also open to collaborative proposals from other MFF 2010 cities.

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Lasipalatsi square / Projections

Lasipalatsi Square - Projection

Location

Mannerheimintie 22-24
Helsinki, 00100
Finland
60° 10' 15.3228" N, 24° 56' 11.4972" E
Getting there: 
Near Station: Lasipalatsi

Lasipalatsi square is located in Kamppi, the centre of Helsinki. Most of the screenings and joint broadcast events of MFF2010 will take place at this square. The square is enclosed by two buildings: the old bus station and the Lasipalatsi Media centre including two exhibition spaces, Bio Rex, the largest cinema in Helsinki and the city library‘s IT space – as well as shops, bars, cafés and restaurants. At the back of the Lasipalatsi square is the CityWall - installed as a rear projection to the window. It is a public screen of 2.40m width and 1m height running on Multi Touch design for interactive multimedia presentations. There are possibilities of installing the box to a front facade of the building, a setting that is also possible in other MFF 2010 cities.

We are the people, this is the place

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Tenantspin
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FACT Liverpool and m-cult Heslinki
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The two co-organisers of the festival realized the workshops.

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We are the people, this is the place

Liverpool's famous community media project tenantspin co-produces a project for Media Facades festival with local residents in Helsinki and Liverpool.

The project is realized via workshops focusing on local people's conceptions of normality and citizenship. It is led by artist Alex Harrison together with community programme leader Laura Yates and tenantspin members Ian McNeill and Lucy Gonzales.

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Tenantspin

Radio VJ - Joint Broadcasting Event

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Ars Electronica Center Linz; Photorights © ORF
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03.09.2010
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Tue, 03/08/2010 - 21:30 - Wed, 04/08/2010 - 00:00
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Brussels
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03.09.2010
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21:30-24:00
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03.09.2010
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03.09.2010
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Ars Electronica Center
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This event is a joint event between FM4 radio station and Ars Electronica.
Different artist will be joining.

www.aec.at

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Radio VJ - Joint Broadcasting Event

After the Gala evening of the Ars Electronica Festival on September 3rd, FM4 radio station will provide a musical event in the Danube Park. Various DJs and VJs will be invited play and turn the music into light visualisation on the Ars Electronica Center facade. The event will be streamed online by FM4 and local VJs in other European cities involved in MFF Europe 2010. They will be invited to create simultaneous visualisations for their local media facades.

Mimodek

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Mimodek by Marie Polakova
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Marie Polakova
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Software development: Jonathan Cremieux
Collaborators: Lali Barriere, Bruno Vianna, Liisa Tervinen, Abinadi Meza, Maja Kalogera, Massimo Avvisatti and Steven Pickles(PIX).

Marie Polakova is a wanderer who once in a while creates some artwork.
She holds a bachelors degree in Digital Screen Arts from UCA, Farnham,UK.
She had exhibited and performed in United Kingdom, Holland, Czech Republic and Spain. Her work is mostly software based and often interactive. Inspiration for her work emerges, simply, from the 'web of life'.

Jonathan Cremieux is a Designer/Programmer with interests in Creative Programming, Generative Graphics, Interaction Design and Computer Graphics.
Currently doing masters of art in New Media (MediaLab Helsinki, Aalto University, Finland). He has previously studied computer science (IUT2, Grenoble, France and Napier University, Edinburgh, UK).
His personal works emerge from the study of natural phenomena, the practice of old games and the observation of everyday life interactions.

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MIMODEK

MIMODEK is an interactive-evolving and changing 'living' system, based on the principles of the natural world that 'grows' from the fabric of the city.
As all living systems in nature, MIMODEK reflects its own environment.
It is a site-specific work, formed by unique, location – related data sources and by the behaviour of the visitors. Every installation will evolve into unique an 'organism', reflecting its location.
MIMODEK does not visually mimic nature, but it introduces the city to some of the natural elements that are lacking.

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Mimodek by Marie Polakova
Mimodek by Marie Polakova
Mimodek by Marie Polakova

Air Hunger

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Air Hunger by Hanna Haaslahti
Eventdate: 
11.09.2010
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Sat, 11/09/2010 - 19:00 - 22:00
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Brussels
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11.09.2010
Time: 
19:00-22:00
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11.09.2010
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Hanna Haaslahti
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Hanna Haaslahti is a media artist whose artworks challenge expectations of representation and control. Her interactive installations and films have been presented internationally. She has received the AVEK Media art award (2005) and the Honorary Mention at Vida 6.0 Art and Artificial Life awards (2003).
The piece is produced for the Media Facades 2010 festival by Fantomatico and realised in collaboration with software designer Jani Turunen and fashion designer Tuula Pöyhönen.

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Air Hunger

The project creates a large-scale interactive projection, where the breathing pattern of a participant generates a landscape for a virtual character to move.
People can participate in the projection by wearing a wireless breath rate-monitoring belt around their chest. The belt is given to one person at a time and he/she can walk freely in front of the projection area, while producing an undulating landscape in real time via the Bluetooth modem.

Action Flocking

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Action Flocking by OiOi
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OiOi
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Action Flocking is developed for the Media Facades 2010 festival by the OiOi collective consisting of young media and software professionals Sami Kämppi, Antti Kaukinen, Antti Onttonen and Tuomas Arokanto.

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Action Flocking

Action Flocking is a collective action painting project, where movements of people are visualised into graphics and particle animations projected onto the screen in real time. The project explores and demonstrates collective game and visualisation concepts that are based on tracking user movements via camera and RFID sensing.
The concept includes a variety of game scenarios and visualisation techniques where some can be played between cities. The purpose of the project is to invent new participatory and playful forms to urban events.

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Action Flocking by OiOi

The Park

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The Park by Ulu Braun
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Ulu Braun
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Ulu Braun is a media artist specialising in video collage techniques and known for his skills to challenge everyday experience. He studied at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria, Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, Finland and University for Film and Television Potsdam, Germany. His works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions, and screened at key international festivals. He also is a member of the YKON artist group based in Finland.

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The Park

The Park is a video panorama depicting space between the domesticated and the wild, a transmission stage between urban and natural environment. The sports park is an autonomous zone with its own rules: in parks, things beyond the daily habits can be done.
The piece is realised through intricate video techniques combining concrete places and characters in our daily life experience: architecture, people and symbols from a globalised world, Helsinki and Berlin. It plays with the themes of urbanity / periphery, rationality/ irrationality, tourism, sports and ecstasy.

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The Park by Ulu Braun
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