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At Hand

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At Hand

At Hand is an interactive piece designed for touch screens in public space.
The project is about urban gestures, micro spaces of the street and the possibility of encountering otherness. European flow of migration is its starting point, specifically the recent appearance of beggars in Helsinki's city spaces. How should we encounter and respond to the new gestures of plea directed towards us?

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Heidi Tikka

Heidi Tikka is a media artist and researcher whose work explores the interfaces between affect and technology, the private and the public. Her work has been shown internationally. Heide was the first recipient of the AVEK Media Art award (2004) and the Prix Möbius Nordica Innovation award (2005).
The project At Hand is produced for the Media Facades 2010 festival in collaboration with m-cult and MultiTouch ltd. It is co-produced by the Crucible studio, University of Art and Design / software designer Teemu Korpilahti. Its development is supported by a grant from the Aalto University Media Factory.

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DATES OF EVENTS:
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 27. 08. 2010 21:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 28. 08. 2010 20:00 - 21:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 29. 08. 2010 20:00 - 21:00


Giants of the Hoods

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Giants of the Hoods

Giants of the Hoods is an interactive mobile guerrilla art influenced by street performance and urban VJ intervention. In the project, local residents will create visual characters present in their neighbourhood. Dance and video scratching will be primary tools used to animate the characters. The animations will be created with Animata software developed by Kitchen Budapest.

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Sini Haapalinna & al

The Giants’ team consists of media and performing arts practitioners. Sini Haapalinna is a live artist whose work is based on exploring embodied experience of space, time, kinaesthetic and technology. Markku Nousiainen is a new media designer, artist and producer specialised in collaboration with dance and live artists. Dancer and choreographer, Pia Lindy works through participation and improvisation in different collaborations, environments & contexts. Matti Niinimäki is a DJ/visualist/media artist who also develops creative software for media arts.

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DATES OF EVENTS:
Helsinki Various projections in Helsinki 26. 08. 2010 21:00 - 00:00
Helsinki Various projections in Helsinki 27. 08. 2010 21:00 - 00:00
Helsinki Various projections in Helsinki 28. 08. 2010 21:00 - 00:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 04. 09. 2010 21:00 - 02:00
Liverpool FACT Facades 02. 10. 2010 00:00 - 23:00


City Sleep Light

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City Sleep Light

City Sleep Light makes a radical move by transforming a whole building into the sleep light of the city, akin to the sleep light of a computer. All the lights are pulsing together in an organic rhythm, turning the building into a living organism.

Computed from the current global socio-economic activity of the city, the rhythm of pulsation differs each night and changes from one place to another.

For the festival, City Sleep Light will be visible in each city, literally connecting inhabitants through multiple adaptations of the project on the facades.

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Antoine Schmitt

Artist and programming engineer living in Paris, Antoine Schmitt creates installations, situations and objects, minimal and abstract, anchored in time and movement that addresses the modalities of the free being in a system of reality. In relation to the definitive and systemic contemporary world, he places programming at the core of his artworks to question the forces and shapes at stake.

His has received numerous awards and exhibited in many international museums, institutions and festivals such as transmediale (Berlin), Vida 5.0 (Madrid), Ars Electronica (Linz), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris) and Sonar (Barcelona).

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DATES OF EVENTS:
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 28. 08. 2010 00:00 - 02:00
Berlin Nightscreen – Gasometer 28. 08. 2010 00:00 - 02:00
Berlin Nightscreen – Gasometer 29. 08. 2010 01:00 - 02:00
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 29. 08. 2010 01:00 - 02:00
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 30. 08. 2010 00:00 - 02:00
Berlin Nightscreen – Gasometer 30. 08. 2010 00:00 - 02:00
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 04. 09. 2010 01:00 - 02:00
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 04. 09. 2010 01:00 - 02:00
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 06. 09. 2010 00:00 - 02:00
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 06. 09. 2010 00:00 - 02:00
Berlin Nightscreen – Gasometer 06. 09. 2010 00:00 - 02:00
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 11. 09. 2010 00:30 - 01:00
Berlin Nightscreen – Gasometer 11. 09. 2010 00:30 - 01:00
Berlin Nightscreen – Gasometer 13. 09. 2010 00:00 - 02:00
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 13. 09. 2010 00:00 - 02:00
Brussels iMAL 27. 08. 2010 21:00 - 00:00
Brussels iMAL 28. 08. 2010 21:00 - 00:00
Brussels iMAL 03. 09. 2010 21:00 - 00:00
Brussels iMAL 04. 09. 2010 21:00 - 00:00
Brussels iMAL 10. 09. 2010 21:00 - 00:00
Brussels iMAL 11. 09. 2010 21:00 - 00:00
Brussels iMAL 02. 10. 2010 00:00 - 07:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 28. 08. 2010 01:00 - 04:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 28. 08. 2010 21:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 29. 08. 2010 01:00 - 04:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 29. 08. 2010 21:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 30. 08. 2010 01:00 - 04:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 31. 08. 2010 01:00 - 04:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 01. 09. 2010 01:00 - 04:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 02. 09. 2010 01:00 - 04:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 03. 09. 2010 01:00 - 04:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 04. 09. 2010 01:00 - 04:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 05. 09. 2010 01:00 - 04:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 06. 09. 2010 01:00 - 04:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 07. 09. 2010 01:00 - 04:00
Madrid Facade of Medialab-Prado 03. 09. 2010 23:45 - 23:55
Madrid Facade of Medialab-Prado 12. 09. 2010 01:45 - 02:00


Men in Grey

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Men in Grey

A public wireless access point would be set up in the area of a media façade so that people can browse, chat and surf on their smartphones, laptops and netbooks. Men in Grey carrying briefcases with integrated laptops and a monitor on the side would suddenly arrive and take control of the network. Acting as network/media routers any traffic using that access point will be passed to the media facade while also appearing on their briefcases.

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The Men In Grey Organisation

Men In Grey emerge as a manifestation of Network Anxiety, a fearful apparition in a time of government wiretaps, Facebook spies, Google caches, Internet filters and mandatory ISP logging.

Operating at the intersection of hacking and invasive situationist action, any open wireless network becomes their stage for a reverse-engineering of network dependence and the implicit trust we place in the metal and minds that make itall work.

In the grey suit of an unidentifiable bureaucrat, carrying briefcases filled with hardware and software, the Men In Grey dissect and manipulate wireless network traffic then reflect it back to the public with unsettling results.

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DATES OF EVENTS:
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 27. 08. 2010 20:30
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 10. 09. 2010 20:30
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 27. 08. 2010 22:00 - 23:00

Mediafacades

Lasipalatsi Square - Projection
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Mannerheimintie 22-24, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

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.

 
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Gallery Alkovi
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Helsingegatan 19, 00510 Helsinki, Finland

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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various places, Helsinki, Finland

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

 
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Helsinki City Tourist Office
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Pohjoisesplanadi 19, 00100 Helsinki, Germany

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.

 
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