A selection from the Nordic Outbreak exhibition with accompanying public programs was be presented at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and Media Facades Festival Helsinki between August 21 – September 1, 2013. The Nordic Outbreak program in explored the theme PERFORMING ANTINARRATIVES, concerning how our lives are built around narratives, real and imagined. The exhibition included both an outdoor screen installation in Kallio by the Sörnäinen metro station between August 22-25, which coincided with the Media Facades Festival Helsinki.
Nordic Outbreak (2013-2014) was a traveling moving image exhibition project presented by Streaming Museum. The exhibition of over thirty moving image artworks by Nordic artists took a methodological starting point in the logics and shifting hierarchies of the Internet and reflected the changing stances of spectatorship in relation to urban screens. It unfolded in various public and semi-public spaces in New York City, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Reykjavik, Stavanger, Nuuk and Umeå in sub-curated programs. Accompanied by a public program of symposiums, seminars, curator and artist talks, the exhibition investigated current digital dynamics in the contemporary moving image of the Nordic art scene and modes of curating the digital image in urban public space.
August 21, 2013
NORDIC OUTBREAK PUBLIC PROGRAM:
Moving Image – Performing in public space
A Seminar on August 21: Moving Image – Performing in public space held at the Kiasma included presentations and perspectives by Tanya Toft, curator of Nordic Outbreak; Minna Tarkka, director of Media Facades Festival Helsinki; Hanna Maria Anttila, director of AV-arkki and artists Hannu Karjalainen and Mar Canet & Varvara Guljajeva, introduced by Kati Kivinen, curator at the Kiasma.