Ku5 -Nykytaidekurssilla on tehty videotaideteoksia The Red Balloon -klassikkoelokuvan ja suomalalaisten videotaideteosten innoittamana. Ajatuksena on mahdollisesti heittää punainen pallomme eteenpäin konkreettisesti ja kuvainnollisesti open ystävä kuvataideopettaja Mozelle Da Costa Pintolle ja hänen IB-lukiolaisille Kalifornian Redwood -cityn Sequoia -koulussa. Punaiset ilmapallot (kenties myös prinssi Albert) ja ainakin ideat matkustavat pian postissa. Katsotaan mitä siitä syntyy. Mutta nyt laskemme esiripun. Taidetta olkaa hyvät:
(Just briefly In English as well. These are short video art pieces that are distantly inspired by the movie classic The Red Balloon (1956). We are currently hoping to continue this ”The Red Balloon” -project with Sequoia High School Art students. Will the story of the red balloon continue? Or if somewhere out there you feel like joining our totally crazy, fun and not so serious The Red Balloon -challenge please feel welcome to make your own Red Balloon video! We’d be happy to share a link to your video as well. Link may be sent to: riikka.notkola(at)kauniaistenlukio.fi )
Mian, Nean ja Aino-Liinan The Birth
Akiran Toistaiseksi nimetön (suomeksi)
Kuviksen ykköskursseilla on ollut ilo tutustua kaikkiin teihin uusiin kuvantekijöihin. Tänään ykköskursseilla eläydyttiin taidekauppiaan, kriitikon ja taidehistorioitsijan rooleihin, joista käsin annettiin palautetta toisen opiskelijan abstraktista tai puoliabstraktista maalauksesta. Kuvassa alla Katin maalaus:
Maalaustehtävän lomassa Joonas ehti esitellä lyhytelokuvakilpailuun toteuttamansa filminpätkän, jonka sain luvan jakaa kaikkien iloksi. Kiitos Joonas Grönholm. Työkumppanina ollut Julius Sevón Viherlaakson lukiosta. Tästä saa viikonloppuun hyvät naurut:
P.s Lukion kuviksen Instagram-tili on perustettu. Tutustu @graninkuvis
You might have heard of me. You might have seen me somewhere. Good day ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce myself: I am Prince Albert. I have the honour to be a guest blogger here in your school’s wonderful art blog. It really is an honour, indeed. I will be telling you about my journey. It starts in the wonderful capital of Finland, Helsinki. I am very happy about this opportunity and I hope you will enjoy my journey and pictures as much as I did.
My journey started here in Kauppatori. It’s a very nice place where you can see Finns selling fish, eating ice cream and all of the pigeons staring at you. I think the pigeons were just jealous of me.
Here I am, just hanging. Even though this picture is kind of greyish I can assure you that not whole Helsinki is like this. Not at all! I really love this city already, indeed.
Here I am hanging with the President of Finland. How cool is that? How many of you have tried this? Not many, I suppose.
I decided to go to the seaside because I felt a bit melancholic. I had just met the President – at least kind of? I made myself believe that I saw the President but I am not sure about it anymore. Maybe I only imagined everything in my mind and that’s what makes me melancholic. But isn’t that normal in Finland, in the country of fantasy?
The aftermath of melancholy is always like this but perhaps a kind soul can pick up this worthless little me.
Finns are actually very warmhearted people. This sweetheart even wanted a picture with me. Really makes my melancholy fade away!
But really though, can you find me? This was fun.
Helsinki is very beautiful, indeed, but this thing shocked me!
The old me can’t keep up with these trends but call me maybe? Helsinki is too modern.
I met this wonderful lady called… Uhm, what was her name again? However, we had good time together. We old sports were so hippie together.
The urban scenery is just made for me, don’t you think? I might get old but hippies are forever! Is this bench hippie enough for me?
I was invited to this coffee place called Starbucks. I am very confused, indeed. I had to order coffee instead of tea! Can you believe that?
I made another friend. Is this pizza food Finnish?
Finally I am here! This is what I’ve been looking for the entire day. I am so happy to find my destination. What a journey this has been, indeed. I am very glad to have been able to write you about my journey here in Helsinki. Good bye and may we meet again!