PANU JOHANSSON

PANU JOHANSSON


1980,

johansson.panu@gmail.com
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

News

The film “Somewhere Else and Yet Always Here” will be screened at Kino Club Helsinki on October 1st 2017.
More info here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/280258852476254/

The film “Men at Work” will be screened as a part of “The Best Of Moviate Underground Film Festival 2016” program, in Harrisburg, USA on March 26th 2017.
More info here:
http://www.moviate.org/events/293-the-best-of-moviate-underground-film-festival-2016

An article about my films written by French journalist Gauthier Lesturgie can be found here:
http://berlinsessions.org/portfolio/panu-johansson-dual-purpose/

“Somewhere Else and Yet Always Here” at the Studio Mustanapa, Rovaniemi, Finland between 15.10-2.11.2016.
More info here:
http://www.lapintaiteilijaseura.fi/studio-mustanapa/1006

The films "From One's Silence to Other's" and “Men at Work” will be screened at The Moviate Underground Film Festival, USA on May 25th and 26th 2016.
More info here:
www.moviate.org

The film “Men at Work” will be screened at Videodrunk Film Festival, Toronto, Canada on December 3rd-5th 2015.
More info here:
https://videodrunk.wordpress.com/

The film "From One's Silence to Other's" will be presented at The Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival, Switzerland on October 16th and 17th 2015.
More info here:
http://www.luff.ch/

The films “From One's Silence to Other's” and “Out of Order” will be screened at The Bogotá Experimental Film Festival, Colombia on September 18th 2015.
More info here:
http://cineautopsia.com/

The films “From One's Silence to Other's” and “Men at Work” will be screened at The Unseen Zinema 3–event in Madrid, Spain on June 19th 2015. On this special occasion the films will be presented with live accompaniment by local musicians.
More info here:
http://bit.ly/1TcjpJJ

The film From One’s Silence to Other’s” is now available in DVD-format as a part of Experiments in Cinema v10 collection.
More info here:
http://bit.ly/1I23yts

The film "From One's Silence to Other's" will be presented at The Experiments In Cinema–Festival in Albuquerque, USA on April 15th 2015.
More info here:
www.experimentsincinema.org/

The film "From One's Silence to Other's" will be presented at The Kinos Film Festival in Lahti, Finland on March 28th 2015.
More info here:
https://kinosfest.wordpress.com/

The film "From One's Silence to Other's" will be presented at The Antimatter [Media Art]–Festival in Victoria, BC, Canada on October 26th 2014.
More info here:
http://www.antimatter.ws/

The film "From One's Silence to Other's" will be presented at The Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image, USA on October 18th 2014.
More info here:
http://www.transientvisions.org/

The written part of my Master's Thesis "Landscape and Experimental Image – An Artistic Research on Forming the Language of Expression in a Multi-Channel Installation" can now be read here:
http://lauda.ulapland.fi/handle/10024/60483
(thesis written mostly in Finnish, abstract also in English).

The film "From One's Silence to Other's" will be exhibited as a part of THE SNOWBALL EFFECT – Northern Finland Biennale at the Rovaniemi Museum of Art from June 12th to September 28th 2014.
More info here:
http://bit.ly/1oC9BbY

The film "Out of Order" will be presented at The Vitus-Festival in Rovaniemi, Finland on November 8th 2013.
More info here:
http://vitusfestivaali.com/vitus-festival-in-english/

The film "Smokestacks, Below" will be presented at Antimatter [Media Art]–Festival in Victoria, BC, Canada on October 19th 2013. In addition to the festival program the film is also running as a continuous loop at the local restaurant, The Guild during the whole festival from October 18th to November 3rd 2013.
More info here:
http://www.antimatter.ws/

The film "Out of Order" has been awarded with jury mention at the International Super 8mm Festival Szeged, Hungary.
More info here:
http://super8mmszeged.blogspot.com

The film "Out of Order" will be presented at The 12th International Super 8mm Festival Szeged, Hungary on September 25th 2013.
More info here:
https://www.facebook.com/super8mm
http://super8mmszeged.blogspot.com

The film "Lintunen (Birdie)" will be presented at Oulu Music Video Festival on August 21st 2013.
More info here:
http://www.omvf.net/en/home

The film "Smokestacks, Below" will be presented at The Montreal Underground Film Festival, Canada on May 25th 2013.
More info here:
http://www.muff514.com/

The film "Smokestacks, Below" will be presented at The Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, USA on May 5th 2013.
More info here:
http://film-milwaukee.org/

The films "Men at Work" and "Out of Order" will be presented at The Kinos Film Festival in Lahti, Finland on April 6th and 7th 2013.
More info here:
www.kinos.kinoiiris.com

The film "Smokestacks, Below" will be presented at The West Virgina Mountaineer Short Film Festival, USA on March 17th 2013.
More info here:
www.mountaineerfilmfest.org

"Out of Order" at the Katve Gallery, Rovaniemi, Finland between 10.1-10.2.2013.
More info here:
http://on.fb.me/Y689od

Somewhere Else and Yet Always Here
Year of Production: 2017
Running Time: 59min34s
Originally shot in Super-8 (Kodak Kodachrome K40 & Kodak Eastman Ektachrome 7240), transferred to HD 1080p video.

A film that could be called a diary, a notebook or a journal. A collage composed of small daily events, documented spontaneously as they occurred. As the work progresses these individual observations start to interlink in order to create a new kind of mosaic, constructed of images, recollections, voices and sounds. Eventually the film grows into richly coloured portrait of ongoing everyday life, somehow familiar yet elusive at the same time.