Panu Johansson

Media Artist

Contact information

Artist’s Statement

I am a contemporary artist and an experimental filmmaker from Finland. The medias I mostly work with are moving image and sound. My works have been screened in various festivals, exhibitions and microcinemas since the year 2000. When working with moving images, I prefer analogue film, tough I am open to all materials. I collect images and sounds eagerly and also like to use "found footage” materials whenever possible. In addition, I produce the audio tracks for my films myself. Some important influences and reoccurring themes in my work are the history of avant-garde/experimental film, but also cultural history in general. When describing my work shortly I usually use terms such as landscape film, diary film or personal film.

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 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/

The film Pienkaupunkisinfonia/Picturing a Micropolis will be screened next at Turku Kunsthalle, Finland as part of the Night of the Arts video program on August 15th.
More info here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2875174319166410/

The film “Pienkaupunkisinfonia: 96100-97690/Picturing a Micropolis: 96100-97690” will be exhibited in Gallery Ars Libera, Kuopio between June 24th and 30th 2019 as a part of Post Midesummer-Studio Festival.
More info here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2379114759079294/

The film “Pienkaupunkisinfonia: 96100-97690/Picturing a Micropolis: 96100-97690” will be screened at a US-based online festival for experimental film, The Hazel Eye Film Festival at April 29th 2019.
More info here:
https://www.facebook.com/hazeleyeff/
https://www.hazeleyefilmfestival.com/

The film “Pienkaupunkisinfonia: 96100-97690/Picturing a Micropolis: 96100-97690” will be exhibited in Mältinranta Artcenter, Tampere until May 14th 2019 as a part of the exhibition "66 pohjoista ja 25 itäistä"
More info here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/407302779833180/

The film “Pienkaupunkisinfonia: 96100-97690/Picturing a Micropolis: 96100-97690” will be exhibited in MUU Studio, Helsinki until February 17th 2019.
More info here:
http://www.muu.fi/site/?p=13035&lang=fi
https://www.facebook.com/events/328235091108278/

Pugnant Film Series will host an exhibition in Athens, Greece on December 1st that contains a two-channel video installation called “Chronophobie & Auto-Catastrophie”. This piece is partially compiled from unused video footages donated by various directors around the world - including me.
More info here:
https://pugnantfilmseries.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_23.html

Post Santa Blog writes about the film “Picturing a Micropolis: 96100-97690” (in Finnish):
https://postsantablog.tumblr.com/post/179746130978/pienkaupunkisinfonia-96100-97690-pohjoisen

“Picturing a Micropolis: 96100-97690” at the Studio Mustanapa, Rovaniemi, Finland between 29.9-24.10.2018.
More info here:
https://web.facebook.com/events/2159513900959235/

The film “Somewhere Else and Yet Always Here” will be screened at Fuck Narration-event arranged by The Pugnant Film Series in Athens, Greece on September 15th 2018.
More info here:
http://pugnantfilmseries.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_20.html
And here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/308684303019844/