EQ UINºXIIN (2022)
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L=10 is a minor tragedy about an inability to L=10.
To overcome this incompetence a loudspeaker-headed-puppet prepares to leave I behind in order to enter the world of U.
This message was brought to you by gateway to solar trance
leave your earthly fears behind and step in:
MELT YOUR IDEALS ONE BY ONE
No QUARANTEED results
only experimental acts
Project has received support from Sound Development City, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, and Arts Promotion Centre Finland
King Combucha (2021)
King Combucha is a still-drawing movie, with an original voiceover and soundtrack. It takes inspiration from a genre that was popular in the 1960s, and simply known as "still image film", a film made of still drawings and based on editing and camera movement, rather than animation or live-action. King Combucha is written and produced by Israeli artist Dan Allon and Finnish artist Ari-Pekka Leinonen. The film was created during a residency at Hordaland Kunstsenter in Bergen Norway in 2020, and was completed by working remotely, between Israel and Finland during 2021.
It narrates a story of two misfortunate travellers, who cross paths unintentionally three times during their trips, affecting each other's destinies. The outline of the story is a "journey story", based on three diaries Allon's had written, starting in 2001 on a trip to Peru. It then goes on to 9/11 New York, and ends during the Covid-19 Pandemic in Brazil. It incorporates some 400 drawings, divided into three chapters, accompanied by two narrators, opening up their feelings, thoughts, and dreams. The characters deal with their vulnerability, lack of self-confidence, and self-deceit, while they explore unfamiliar territories, carrying the profound feeling "someone's paradise could be someone else's hell". They have overlooked the privilege they had while travelling, even when they chose to travel when it was almost impossible. This film is also about proportions: choosing to focus on small self-centered details, when the world seems to collapse.
Based on a story by
Dan Allon & Ari-Pekka Leinonen
Drawings, Voice-over and Drums by
Music, Sound Design, Voice-over and Post Production by
22. october 2021, 19:00
Film Screening: 'King Combucha'
Hordaland kunstsenter is proud to present a screening of 'King Combucha', by Dan Allon and Ari-Pekka Leinonen. Screened in the Hordaland kunstsenter cafe space from 19:00 as part of the artist in residence program.
A video from 2017 Bad Research 5: ROKKENROLLERS - Unpracticed Knowledge audiovisual album, De Hunknie, is part of suturo.com internet exhibition.
suturo.com is a new dynamic and interactive website that reacts uniquely to each visitor as they navigate the site, allowing for exploration that fosters new formal and conceptual perspectives between the art, the poems, and the viewers.
After his nocturnal walk for last year's Night Shift in Brussels, sculptor and storyteller Bert Jacobs now joins forces with the Helsinki-based audio-visual artist Ari-Pekka Leinonen. With their brand-new performance, they wildly speculate on the quaint events that have led to The Beatles' break-up and hatred between the legendary song writing duo Lennon-McCartney. Heartbroken Uncles 5 Karaoke Band explores themes floating between toxic egoism, stardom, success and failure. Expect a not-so-average musical farce with harmonious looks and sabotaging intentions.
ELDORADO (2018) TV ELDORADO or Clarinet Ivan & Weddingband (2019)
ELDORADO is an experimental film that shows the impressions of two foreign artists who,
in overtime, sought and examined the ideas that shaped the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv as the European capital of culture.
Questions are asked like where is the budget? And to what extent does such a phenomenon need state intervention?
Imagine a fairy tale told in footage from Plovdiv.
TV Eldorado or Clarinet Ivan and the Weddingband is a 2019 experimental film made by Jacobs & Leinonen.
The story revolves around a group of strangers who sign up for a mission in search of the lost Thracian gold.
Soon after the adventure kick-starts the unexpected happens.