Radiosilmä (Radio-Eye) is a club organized by Pori Film Festival. The venue is a former shortwave radio station located in East-Pori (Radioasemantie 1). The programme is inspired by the history of media technology and Pori offering perspectives on radio waves, copper industry and robotics.

The event is free of charge. Places are limited and you can reserve your seat by sending an email to info@porifilmfestival.fi. No food or drinks are sold at the venue.






Friday 30th September


8 pm Kohereeri / experimental music performances

Live: Lasse Marhaug

Live: Marja-Leena Sillanpää

Radiosilmä is opened by two electric concerts. Lasse Marhaug, a well-know Norwegian experimental musician, performs his multichannel piece for the first time in Finland.

Marja-Leena Sillanpää is an interdisciplinary and process-oriented artist, based in Sweden and born in Pori, Finland. With simple means, she searches for the right frequencies in front of an audience at the moment to reach some form of contact.

https://lassemarhaug.no
https://www.marjaleenasillanpaa.com




Saturday 1st October


5 PM Copper and Filminor / Short films / 40 min 

Risto Jarva (1970): Pyhäsalmi. Kaivosteollisuuden nykyaikaa / 21:17

Erkki Peltomaa (1980): Flash Smelting. A Triumph in Metallurgy / 17:28

Guest Erkki Peltomaa

Saturday is opened with a screening that introduces two short films that are produced for Outokumpu metal enterprise by the production company Filminor, which is best known from the works of film director Risto Jarva (1934-1977).

The screening introduces the basics of operation of a mine and the world-famous innovation, the flash melting method, that was developed in Pori and Harjavalta after the 2nd world war.

https://www.ristojarvaseura.fi/





6 PM Live: Mika Taanila: I Might Be Stuck / Film performance

I Might Be Stuck, by Mika Taanila, is a film performance performed with the help of two robotic vacuum cleaners that are equipped with infra-red cameras. The image transmitted but the robots is projected on the screen in real time. The music of the work is composed by Jussi Lehtisalo and the dialogue of the robots is written by the author Harry Salmenniemi.

https://mikataanila.com/



7 PM Luotaava kamera / Short films / 30 min

Minna Långström (2021): Photosphere / 16:38

Lauri Astala (2022): Sketch for the Last Map / 12:50

Photosphere revolves around the connection between a Hollywood studio film laboratory and a solar observatory during the era of celluloid filmmaking. It portrays Sara Martin, a solar astronomer who used film as research material up until the end of the 1990's when it was abandoned for digital video. Photosphere combines archival footage from the film laboratory (Pathé Laboratories in Hollywood Hills) with the film footage Martin and her colleagues shot of the sun, as well as shots of the astronomer setting up her solar telescope in her garden.

In the core of Sketch for the Last Map, overlapping translucent indoor and outdoor spaces relate to the multi-layered and placeless world in our digital era. Many faces of cities – private spaces, less “public” realities, cleared, restricted, or fenced off out of sight - stay excluded from maps and the stream of images. The work was shot in several cities in Belgium, South Korea, India, France, Turkey, and Uruguay.

https://www.minnalangstrom.net
https://www.lauriastala.com




8 PM Pakasteet / Short film and musical performance

Risto Jarva (1969): Pakasteet II / 11:23

Live: Pakasteet ja Hannu Saha

The event ends to a séance that consists of a film Pakasteet II by Risto Jarva and a concert by Pakasteet, a band named after the film.

Pakasteet II is a meta-film about frozen foods that was an new innovation in its time. The film is a fictional story about shooting of a marketing film of frozen foods. The electronic sound effects of the film are created by Erkki Kurenniemi.

Pakasteet is a duo by Jussi Lehtisalo and Mika Taanila. In Pori they will be joined by a kantele player Hannu Saha who was awarded with the Pro Finlandia medal in 2021 for his lifetime work for Finnish folk music.

https://pakasteet.bandcamp.com/


Radiosilmä is organized by the cultural association Rapajööti together with the urban development project Kulttuuriviritin (Cultural Tuner) by the City of Pori and T.E.H.D.A.S. ry. The event is financed by The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (AVEK), the Finnish Cultural Fund and the Suburban development project Lähiöohjelma 2020—2022 by the Ministry of Environment.
Mark