The contemporary video art fair Moving Image runs 17–20 October 2013 at The Bargehouse and features works from three Finnish media artists. AV-arkki, the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art in collaboration with Frame Visual Art Finland present work from artists Heta Kuchka and Miia Rinne. Visual artist Noora Geagea is presented at the art fair by Helsinki-based gallery Huuto.
Heta Kuchka’s video, Portrait of a young man (2010) is a large-scale projection resembling a painting. The work shows a hundred Finnish men in the sauna, squeezed in next to each other, forming a surface of bare skin. The viewer will recognise the individual as the men start reacting to the heat, leaving the frame one by one. Kuchka (b. 1974) works with video, photography and installation. Her approach is often humoristic yet dealing with humanly significant subject matters.
The film Sea (2010) by Mia Rinne is the second part in the series of film paintings, with the first being “Pori-Helsinki”, a 100-metre- long painting on 35 mm film. The film has been painted on the negative film of Pori-Helsinki. The series builds up like a human mind, with the new life episodes building up on top of the old ones, which remain effective in the substructures of the present life. Miia Rinne (b. 1973) works with a variety of media including video, installation, photography and prints. Whereas her video works are often like sceneries from inner road movies, they include the concept of the entire universe where everything is on the move.
Noora Geagea’s piece Match Me is a universalist search for balance within our normative frame of reference. Noora Geagea (b. 1981) is a visual artist with background in dance. She works with photography, video and film.
Moving Image offers a viewing experience of a fair, while allowing moving-image-based artworks to be understood and appreciated on their own terms. The newly formed Moving Image Curatorial Advisory Committee for London is inviting a selection of international commercial galleries and non-profit institutions to present single-channel videos, single-channel projections, video sculptures, and other larger video installations. The art fair is free to the public.