[Frameworks] Directors Lounge - Jari Haanperän - Screening at Meinblau - Fr. 13-7-2010

From: Klaus W. Eisenlohr (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Aug 12 2010 - 16:34:30 PDT

Directors Lounge presents:

Jari Haanperän
Spectres of Light
Directors Lounge Screening in der Galerie Meinblau

Friday, 13 August 2010

Galerie Meinblau
Christinenstr. 18/19
D-10119 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
U-Senefelder Platz

Jari Haanperän
Spectres of Light

Jari Haanperän lives in Berlin and together with
Mirka Flander, his producer, he is running the
gallery Suomesta. With his installations, Jari
Haanperän takes up and further develops the idea
of the Light Space Modulator by Laszlo
Moholy-Nagy. Although Jari's film works on the
other hand appear very different to the abstract
spirituality of Moholy-Nagy's light machine, the
two constituting elements seem to be the constant
source of inspiration for artist and filmmaker
Haanperän: light and the spirited machine.
However with Jari, these elements seem to evoke
their opponents: darkness, which is needed for
the effects of light, or lumen, and the darker

Maybe, in order to deal with darkness and those
darker forces, we also need storytelling, dark
humour and irony. At least, this is what Jari
Haaperän is doing in his film works: he tells
short stories. In several of Jari's films, the
story goes back to the mechanical age:
"The Turkish Chess Machine" refers to the famous
"Schachtürke", a mechanical Robot made in Austria
in 1769. In "Kalavalo", on the other hand, the
artist gives a surrealist vision of the first
deep-sea exploration undertaken in a spherical
steel box by biologist Charles William Beebe in
1930. This saying, don't we see the mechanical
age as the succeeding period of enlightenment?

In his most recent film work, the documentary
"World of Light", however, there may be the hint
for a turning point: Although the images all show
images of dark spaces lit by multitudes of
lights, in the narration a different idea
emanates: what, if there will be too to many
lights, too much light? Could it then be, that
the future spectres will no more live in darkness
but lie in light overflow, in over-lightenment?
Like Jari, we still love the dark caves of cinema.
(Curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr)

Indoor Light
The Dark Side of the Car
The Turkish Chess Machine/Die Turkische Schachmaschine
World of Light

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Klaus W. Eisenlohr, Osnabrücker Str. 25, D-10589 Berlin, Germany
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