Media Facades Festival Helsinki 2014

MFF2014 poster detail with bee
Tytti Viljanen


21.-24.8.2014, Lasipalatsi Square

MEDIA FACADES FESTIVAL is an urban media festival which brings media art for new audiences to discover, opens new views to the city and challenges the normal ways to use media in an urban environment.

With the theme Participatory City, the events in 2014 give the possibility for participation to the flora and fauna as well as the radio signals, letters, mobile networks and humans. The festival opens a media garden at the Lasipalatsi Square where you can enjoy the projects while sipping tea. The best festival experience you will get during the evenings at 22-23 when all the installations and the gallery are open.

Media Facades is a partner festival of the Helsinki Festival and is realized within the international Connecting Cities network which develops an infrastructure for urban media art in collaboration between 11 cities and many more partners.


Urban Alphabets by Suse Miessner – mobile application and citywalks to create the Helsinki alphabet

Human Beeing by The Constitute – a beehive grows onto the facade in a gigantic projection

Organic Cinema by the World Wilder Lab (Kasia Molga, Erik Overmeire, Ivan Henriques) – bio art installation listening to the plants

I, Cloud and Uncharted by Timo Bredenberg – game installation from the desert of cloud servers

Fish-Go-Round by Shinji Kanki with Wannabe ballerinas, Linzer Schnitte – surround-sound piece for radio signals, Lasipalatsi tower and dancers. Note: LIVE performance only on the opening night 21.8. at 22!


Thu 21.8.  22-02 (Night of the Arts) Media Facades opens at Lasipalatsi Square / Lasipalatsi Gallery

Fri 22.8. Exhibition and installations open 11-23, night projections 22-02

Sat 23.8. Exhibition and installations open 11-23, night projections 22-02

Sun 24.8. Exhibition and installations 11-23

The festival was produced by m-cult in context of the international Connecting Cities network, with co-produced with FACT (Liverpool), Medialab-Prado (Madrid) and Public Art Lab (Berlin). Media Facades is a partner festival of Helsinki Festival.

The festival is supported by the EU Culture programme, City of Helsinki Cultural Office, Ministry of Education and Culture and AVEK.

Partners: Helsingin Juhlaviikot, Lasipalatsi Media centre, Eventech, Kaupunkiverstas, Goethe Institut, Checkpoint Helsinki / Re-Aligned, Radio Helsinki and mbar.