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ARS Project Space
Pärnu Road 154, Tallinn, Estonia

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image: Niko Skorpio, I Want My Revolution

Performance Voyage 7 has been selected for video and film festival AAF 2018’s program.


ARS film festival AFF 2018 takes place in ARS Project Space, in Tallinn, Estonia in March 9-10, 2018 where the video and film works by more than 30 Estonian contemporary artists will be screened. The collection of video performances, Performance Voyage 7, produced by Finnish Artists’ Association MUU will be screened on Saturday 10th March, 5 pm. AFF 2018 includes also a selection of student works from the department of photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts. All screenings have free entrance.

ARS art city houses more than 80 artists, designers and creative enterprises. The mission of the functionally integral art hub of ARS is to provide applied artists, designers and contemporary artists with inspiration, creative space and support in order to complete and exhibit their artwork as well as reach international audiences. ARS also aims at supporting the professional development, enterprising and networking skills of creative persons.

ARS Film Festival 2018 participating Estonian artists: Grete Laidi Aarsalu, Merike Estna, Kelli Gedvil, Ulvi Haagensen, Kristiina Jakimenko, Johnson ja Johnson, Andrus Joonas, Kai Kaljo, Flo Kasearu, Raul Keller, Raivo Kelomees, Laura Kuusk, Elisabeth Kužovnik, Eva Labotkin, Camille Laurelli, Johannes Luik, Margit Lõhmus, Helen Melesk, Marge Monko, Robin Nõgisto, Miina Peterson, Raul Rajangu, Liina Siib, Six, Angela Soop, Taavi Talve, Jaan Toomik, Sander Tuvikene, Olivia Verev, Hardi Volmer and Urmas Jõemees, Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo and students of the department of photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

Performance Voyage is an annual collection of video performances that has been published in different themes since 2011 by the Artists’ Association MUU. The PV7 collection with the theme Protest Song Competition! has been screened around the globe in an effort to foster the ongoing conversations of political resistance within contemporary art. Protest songs typically reflect great social changes and the works of PV7 also present alternatives to existing circumstances. The collection contains works by 18 artists or groups from around the world.

The artists featured in the Performance Voyage 7 collection are Kuesti Fraun, Kim Dotty Hachmann & Steffi Simmen, Sasha Huber & Petri Saarikko, Heidi Kilpeläinen, Francois Knoetze, Timo Kokko, Paweł Korbus, Vik Laschenov, Elin Magnusson, Elena Mazzi, Iwona Ogrodzka, Ignacio Pérez Pérez, Arja Renell, Kikka Rytkönen, Julia Schicker, Jukka Silokunnas, Niko Skorpio and Elizabeth Wurst.
Read more about the artists and art works HERE

The videos comprising Performance Voyage 7 were selected by a jury consisting of artist Heidi Kilpeläinen, Arts Manager at the Finnish Institute Jaakko Nousiainen, and director of MUU Timo Soppela. The production of Performance Voyage 7 has been generously supported by the City of Helsinki, The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture AVEK, the Finnish Institute in London and the Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute FINNO.

ARS Film Festival is supported by the Estonian Artists’ Association and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia. www.arsimaja.ee

PERFORMANCE VOYAGE 7 was premiered in London in April 2017, and has visited ao. Dublin, Berlin, Mexico City and Peru’s capital Lima. The tour takes Performance Voyage 7 to altogether almost 20 venues around the world.

The tour until now:
29.04.2017 Live Art Development Agency / Stour Space, Hackney Wick, London
03.05.2017 Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin, Ireland
05.06.2017 Konstfrämjandet Västerbotten, Umeå, Sweden
06.06.2017 Platform studio, Vaasa, Finland
22.08.2017 Cine Olaya Centro Cultural, Lima, Peru
14.09.2017 Top Schillerpalais, Neuköln, Berlin (Berlin Art Week programme)
06.10.2017 New Performance Turku Festival, Turku, Finland
22.11.2017 Galerie Nord | Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
24.11. & 25.11.-6.12.2017 Raczej Gallery / Pireus – Cultural Incubator & Perfex Project Wall, Poznań, Poland
20.12.2017 The Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association LTMKS – Project Space Sodų 4, Vilnius, Lithuania
20.01.2018 AKC Attack / Photo Film Studio Medika, Zagreb, Croatia
07.02.2018 Pandeo, Mexico City
28.02.2018 Not Festival, University of California, Riverside, USA
06.03.2018 Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia EKKM, Tallinn, Estonia
09.-10.03.2018 ARS Film Festival AFF18, ARS house, Tallinn, Estonia
08.-10.03.2018 Protest Factory, Kunstplass, Oslo, Norway

Timo Soppela, director, director(a)muu.fi
Marianne Fincke, producer, marianne.fincke(a)gmail.com