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Lauri Astala

Sketch for the Last Map (2022)

12:50 min

No dialogue

VAFT Screening: Knots

Friday 3.11.2023 4:30 PM

Kino Diana, Humalistonkatu 3

City Theatre’s art display, Itäinen Rantakatu 14

Thu - Fri 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Sat 10 AM - 10 PM

Sun 10 AM - 8 PM

In the core of Sketch for the Last Map, overlapping translucent indoor and outdoor spaces relate to the multi-layered and placeless world in our digital era. Many faces of cities – private spaces, less “public” realities, cleared, restricted or fenced off out of sight – stay excluded from maps and the stream of images. The work was shot in several cities in Belgium, South Korea, India, France, Turkey and Uruguay.

Lauri Astala (b. 1958) lives in Helsinki, Finland and Avalon, France. He graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 1989 and Chicago Art Institute in 2001. Astala is one of of the most distinguished media artists in Finland. His works concentrate on our concepts and experiences of space and the ways in which cultural structures shapes them.

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