Crystaleye

 

Eija-Liisa Ahtila

Ilppo Pohjola

CrystalEye

CRYSTAL EYE

4k digital remastering project

4K/2K DIGITAL RESTORATION PROJECT

Crystal Eye is remastering all existing works, installations and films by Eija-Liisa Ahtila and Ilppo Pohjola. Detailed digital restoration is executed from the original camera and laboratory negatives and the original audio sources to reach maximum image and audio quality – without losing artist's original intention and the film look. The project will be finished by the end of this year.

CURRENT SCREENINGS

DADDY AND THE MUSCLE ACADEMY by ILPPO POHJOLA
The 2017 Remaster – Digitally restored and remastered version

Kino Engel & Kesäkino Engel, Helsinki, Finland
– Theatrical re-release, starting in August, 2018
Zeitgeist Films, New York & co, USA
– Theatrical re-release in autumn 2017, venues & dates TBC
Pride in London, UK, June 24 – July 9, 2017
– Re-premier, discussion & after party, venues & date TBC

STUDIES ON THE ECOLOGY OF DRAMA by EIJA-LIISA AHTILA

Kurzfilmtage, Winterthur, Switzerland, November 7-12, 2017
Curtas Vila do Conde, Vila do Conde, Portugal, July 8 -16, 2017
Sheffield Doc/Fest, Sheffield, UK, June 9 -14, 2017
Festival of Audio-Visual Arts, Athens & Corfu, Greece, May 5 - June 11, 2017
LOOP Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, May 18 -27, 2017
Berlin Film Festival / Forum Expanded, Berlin, Germany, Feb 9 -18 2017

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current shows

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS BY EIJA-LIISA AHTILA

THE HOUSE – Rachovsky Collection, The Warehouse, Dallas, USA, 10.7.–31.12.2017

SEVERAL WORKS – Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany, 11.9.–23.12.2017

THE ANNUNCIATION – Luther and the Avant-Garde, Former Prison of Wittenberg, Wittenberg, Germany, 18.5.–17.9.2017

SEVERAL WORKS – Ecologías del drama, MAC - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Coruña, Spain, 27.4.–3.9.2017

THE ANNUNCIATION – Vulgata, Kultum, Graz, Austria, 1.3.–8.7.2017

SCENOGRAPHER’S MIND – Dreamaholic, Weserburg Museum Für Moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany, 1.3.–8.7.2017

STUDIES ON THE ECOLOGY OF DRAMA, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA, 1.3.–22.4.2017

IF 6 WAS 9 & CASTING PORTRAITS – Collection Westreich, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 10.6.2016–27.3.2017

ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY – The Possibility to Be Different, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia, 16.9.–30.10.2016

THE PRESENT – Wasted Time, Ferenszy Museum Center, Szentendre, Hungary, 27.8.–16.10.2016

THE PRESENT – Invisible Adversaries, Hessel Museum of Art, New York, USA, 25.6.–18.9.2016

THE ANNUNCIATION – Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain, 18.5.-28.8.2016

HORIZONTAL – Another North, Scandinavia House, New York, USA, 6.5.-6.8.2016

THE HOUR OF PRAYER – Natureculture, OSL Contemporary, Oslo, Norway, 22.1.-27.2.2016

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new publications

RETROSPECTIVE CATALOGUE OF AHTILA’S WORKS IN SPANISH

On the occasion of Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s major retrospective in Spain, MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo of A Coruña is publishing together with DARDO, the first Spanish language catalogue by Eija-Liisa Ahtila, presenting a cross section of her work.

The catalogue spans over 200 pages of museum views of installed works, photographic works, film stills and screen captures. The catalogue features a previously unpublished text by art historian Hanna Johansson The Temporal and Ecological Sphere of Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s Film and The Moving Image as Witness by author Mieke Bal. Studies on the Ecology of Drama, Horizontal, Anthropomorphic Exercises on Film, The Annunciation, The House, Today and Dog Bites have been photographed at MAC and these never seen photographs are included, together with views from other shows by the artist.

ECOLOGIES OF DRAMA – TEXT ANTHOLOGY PUBLISHED IN USA

Albright-Knox Art Gallery has published a 300-page anthology featuring texts on Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s moving image works. The anthology, titled "Eija-Liisa Ahtila: ECOLOGIES OF DRAMA – Collected Writings, Interviews, and Scripts", features a great variety of essays and conversational articles by various authors, as well as the synopses and scripts of all Ahtila’s moving image works.

The anthology is an excellent source book of Ahtila's works, and describes how she has been a groundbreaking artist since the beginning of the 1990s, pioneering in creating a new genre in contemporary art, the multi-channel moving image installation.

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NEWS






pre+post vernissage views

Snapshots and phonepics from Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s shows – before, during and after the opening.

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current affairs from the archives

A LIE NEEDS ONLY TO BE REPEATED
TEN TIMES TO BECOME TRUE
(English translation)

VALHE TARVITSEE... 
by EIJA-LIISA AHTILA 

1987 | Text installation on bulletin boards and stickers

STUDIES ON THE ECOLOGY OF DRAMA

“How to depict living things? How to approach them? How to convey a different way of being, another being's world? How to make it into a continuous event that becomes part of our idea of reality?”

STUDIES ON THE ECOLOGY OF DRAMA is a 4-channel projected moving image installation and single-channel film that uses the methods of presentation as a path to the company of other living beings. It expands upon the issues of ecological moving image narrative explored in her previous works – the focus in this work being on presentation, imaging and imagination in the context of the moving image.

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tom of finland

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CRYSTAL EYE – 25 years of innovative genre-defining art / installation / film production.

Eija-Liisa Ahtila

Installation, film and other art productions for Eija-Liisa Ahtila.

Ilppo Pohjola

Film, installation and other projects for Ilppo Pohjola.

tom of finland

Daddy and the Muscle Academy
– The Original Tom of Finland Movie
25 years: 25 days for free on Vimeo.

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Misc. productions for other artists. 

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Exhibitions, screening and related events of works produced by Crystal Eye around the world.

INFO

CRYSTAL EYE
Kristallisilmä Oy
Lämmittäjänkatu 4A
00880 Helsinki, Finland
Tel. +358 9 694 2308
info@crystaleye.fi