MFF and the Night of the Arts


Media Facades opening events during the Night of the Arts went beautifully despite the cool weather. The Helsinkian night-time audiences were breathing and touching with Hanna Haaslahti's Air Hunger and Heidi Tikka's At Hand, viewing the visionary landscapes of Ulu Braun, admiring the craftsmanship of Graffiti Analysis and creating abstract paintings with Action Flocking by OiOi collective. The club audience at mbar terrace also enjoyed the Remixed! VJ battle and urban visuals by Random Doctors (VJ Finland). The Night culminated with the opening of Antoine Schmitt's City Sleep Light.

In Kontula, two films co-created by Alex Harrison/Tenantspin with residents of Helsinki and Liverpool were premiering, followed by Giants of the Hoods who inspired the young and the old to dance the walls off. A report from Radio Kontula shows some highlights of the evening.