The Serlachius residency is a residency studio maintained by Serlachius Museums and Mänttä Art Festival and aimed for creative professionals working in the field of visual arts.
The aim of the residency is to create new connections between artists, researchers and curators. In addition to studio and housing, the residency offers contacts with local art professionals and possibilities for community-based projects of with people of Mänttä.
Our guests for August are: Ignacio Acosta (Chile), Naoko Ito (USA/Japan) and Pedro Riva & Lucila Mayol (Argentina)
Naoko Ito's exhibition 17–26 August at 12 pm to 6 pm. Exhibition opening reception on Thu 16 Aug from 6 pm to 8 pm. Welcome!
Work group Turbida Lux shows its video work on Fri 24 Aug at 6 pm.
Turbida Lux is an art collective conformed by Lucila Mayol and Pedro Riva in 2013 in Argentina. During their stay in the Serlachius Residency, Turbida Lux researched the Serlachius Museums’ photographic and filmic archive selecting moving images of hands and fire. This images were the starting point to make “Nine Minutes Before the Agape”, an art film shot inside the old Bio Säde of Mäntta.
The idea behind “Nine Minutes Before the Agape”, comes from the historical similarities between church and cinema as a social meeting point. Agape refers to the first Christians’ ceremony where they shared food and celebrated love. For nine minutes, the film resembles an open portal where the spectators will meet some kind of Mänttä nebulous soul communion.
The film was entirely shot using 3 reels of analogical Black and White 16mm film. The developing of the 16 mm film was done at Filmverkstaden Vaasa and the sound is an original piece executed in Mänttä’s church by the local organist. The project is funded by the Mobility Funding from Nordic Culture Point in Finland and by Kulturrådet in Norway.
As a final exhibition of our residency, Turbida Lux will emulate a regular cinema show in the old Bio Säde of Mäntta.
APPLICATION PERIOD for 2019 is closed. The application period was open 1 – 28 February 2018. Thank you for your entries. All applicants will receive a personal notification of the selection results.
Entrance to residency's all events and exhibitions is free. Welcome!