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PATENT NR. 314805

Video Art
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Mika Taanila
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Finnish engineer Eric Tigerstedt solved the dilemma of sound-on-film already before the First World War. All images and sounds in this short film are produced from the surviving test materials originally created in 1914.


Mika Taanila is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Helsinki. His moving image installations have been shown at major international group shows, such as the Venice Biennale (2017), the Aichi Triennale (2013) and Documenta (2012), as well as in several solo shows. In 2015 Taanila was awarded The Ars Fennica prize.