Media Facades Helsinki, August 22-25 - new website


The 3rd edition of the Media Facades Festival Helsinki is organised in August 22.-25, 2013 in context of the Helsinki Festival. The opening events kick off on the Lasipalatsi Square on the Night of the Arts, August 22, 7-8 pm, and continue around Kallio’s Vaasankatu, which is the main venue for the 2013 festival.

The festival is realized within the international Connecting Cities network which develops an infrastructure for urban media art in collaboration between 11 cities. With the theme Networked City, the events in 2013 create art and technology -enabled connections between cities while reflecting on everyday life in the age of pervasive networks. The projects have been co-produced with FACT (Liverpool), IMAL (Brussels), and Medialab-Prado (Madrid).

The new festival site is now open at - on the site you will find programme updates, news as well as documentation of the 2010 and 2012 festivals.

In the programme 2013:

Robin Hood - working on the interfaces of art, economy and activism, the Robin Hood collective opens ups ways to survive in times of global financial capitalism.

Binoculars-to-from – Artist duo Mar Canet and Varvara Guljajeva bring to Helsinki a customized set of binoculars, which present a view to tourism and surveillance.

Dance.AR – Sander Veenhof ja Marjolein Vogels invite the smartphone folks to dance in a global choreography.

TransEurope Slow – Uncoded Collective takes viewers to bike ride around European suburbs.

Also in the programme are: a selection of Nordic media art from the Nordic Outbreak touring exhibition, a live performance by VJ collective Random Doctors and other events.

The workshops related to the festival will take place between August 10 and 21. Registration for the workshops with final programme details will be published in early August.