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The Museum of Departures
2015, United Kingdom, 16mm, 5 min, colour, sound

The Gerrard Street Chinatown is perhaps London's greatest museum. Everything is displayed behind glass walls– people, actions, novelties, food items. It's the reconstruction of a culture that belongs to the other side of the world. A culture descended from a people that had departed their homeland. Through the glass's surface reflections, the artist sees reflections of himself and remembers sounds from his recent past and echoes of his own departures.

Original Music Compositions by Kalle Jurvanen
Featuring recordings of: Andreas Müller, Spyros Vgenopoulos, Leo Lindsay, Nisha Rupani
Processing & Scanning: i-Dailies, London
Shot on location at The Gerrard Street Chinatown, London
Thanks to: Melinda Bronstein, Daniel Chow, Jessica Sarah Rinland, Phillip Warnell, J. Lucas Fuller, Kamila Kuc

Exhibition format: DCP, ProRes 2K, ProRes HD

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Screenings:
21.01.17, 21.00: Dresdner Schmalfilmtage, Dresden, Germany
18.12.16, 17.00: Berlin Experimental Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
02.12.16, 16.00: CÓDEC/Festival de Vídeo y Creaciones Sonoras, Mexico
06.11.16, 19.45: 1331, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK
04.11.16, 17.45: Yorkshire Museum, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK
03.11.16, 19.15: 1331, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK
17.04.16, 13.00: Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival, Hawick, UK
15.04.16. 10.35: Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival, Hawick, UK
14.04.16, 13.00: Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival, Hawick, UK
03.10.15, 19.00: 'New World Gazelle', Horse Hospital, London, UK
23.09.15, 11.40: Studio Session, ICA, London, UK

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