Panu Johansson

Media Artist

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Artist’s Statement

Panu Johansson is a media artist and an experimental filmmaker from Finland. He works with moving image, photography and sound. His works have been exhibited in various festivals, exhibitions and microcinemas since the year 2000.

Reoccurring themes in Johansson's work are memories, landscape, the history of experimental film and cultural history. When working with moving image he prefers analogue film, tough he is open to all materials. Johansson collect images and sounds eagerly and also likes to use "found footage” materials whenever possible. His works could be described with terms such as landscape film, diary
film or personal film.

Johansson is a member of MUU ry (Artists’ Association of Finland), AV-arkki (Centre for Finnish Media Art), Artists' Association of Lapland and Northern Media Culture Association Magneetti. In addition to his artistic work he has lately been active in organising and curating different kinds of events in the field of media art in Northern Finland.

Some of my films can be previewed here:
https://vimeo.com/panujohansson

Current information

The film Pienkaupunkisinfonia/Picturing a Micropolis will be screened at the Mad Lab 6 Screening in Albuquerque, USA in March 5th. More info here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2506128499675679/

The film Pienkaupunkisinfonia/Picturing a Micropolis will be screened at the Inversia Festival in Murmansk, Russia in February 7th. More info here:
https://www.av-arkki.fi/news/inversia-festival20/
https://inversiafest.com

The film Pienkaupunkisinfonia/Picturing a Micropolis will be screened at the Transient Visions Festival of the Moving Image 2019 in Johnson City, USA in October 18-19th.  More info here:
http://www.transientvisions.org/

The film Pienkaupunkisinfonia/Picturing a Micropolis will be screened at the Experimental Film Guanajuato in Mexico, in October 11-12th. More here:
http://experimentalguanajuato.com/

The film Pienkaupunkisinfonia/Picturing a Micropolis will be screened at the Pugnant Film Series: This Is Not a Robot Film Festival, Athens, Greece in October 5-6th. More info here:
http://pugnantfilmseries.blogspot.com/

The film Pienkaupunkisinfonia/Picturing a Micropolis will be screened at the Pile of Bones Underground Film Festival 2019, in Regina, Canada in September 28th. More info here:
http://pileofbonesunderground.ca

The film Pienkaupunkisinfonia/Picturing a Micropolis will be screened at the DOBRA - Festival Int'l de Cinema Experimental 2019, in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in September 26-28th. More info here:
www.festivaldobra.com.br

The film Pienkaupunkisinfonia/Picturing a Micropolis will be screened at the Nomads Festival 2019: Kino Club & Laponia Improvisations —club in Helsinki on September 22nd. This happening is a closing event for the Nomads Intercultural Music Festival, arranged in cooperation with Kino Club Helsinki. What makes this event completely unique is the fact that all the films - including mine - are presented with a new musical score written and performed live by 9-member Laponia Improvisations Ensemble.
More info here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2349696735110480

The film Pienkaupunkisinfonia/Picturing a Micropolis will be screened next as a part of the Public Access Installation in Philadelphia, USA. Public Access is a program of contemporary moving image arranged and curated by the Lino Kino collective. It will be running on a loop at a Cherry Street Pier public space for three weeks, starting on September 6th.
More info here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2471387366423559/

The film Pienkaupunkisinfonia/Picturing a Micropolis will be screened next in the Bogotá Experimental Film Festival, Colombia as part of “Contemplation and Landscape Panorama” program on August 20th.
More info here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2609893939073332/