Foto Ihme Festival (c) Liu Chuang: Can Sound be Currency, film still 2021


Kluuvikatu 1, 00100 Helsinki
Finnkino Maxim

Geomancers Screening Programme: Inspiration for Sustainable Future

Geomancers Screening Programme: Inspiration for Sustainable Future

IHME Helsinki presents a free screening of video works offering perspectives on the future of humanity and the globe in October at Finnkino Maxim. The screening celebrates IHME Helsinki’s 15th anniversary.  

Geomancers features nine video works that share a concern about the accelerating environmental crisis, the sixth wave of extinction, the marginalization of indigenous communities, and the loss of traditional knowledge. The title refers to geomancy, literally “foresight by earth” – chosen as a poetic framework for bringing together video works that reflect on the current state of the planet. 

The works take the viewer from the shores of Panangatan in the Philippines to the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway, they give voice to the consciousness of indigenous peoples and their folk tales, and show the complexity of the relationship between the human-shaped world and the natural environment. Together, they offer an opportunity to expand our ways of looking at the world outside the lens of scientific rationalism. The creators of the video works are award-winning artists working around the globe whose practice is based on long-term research and extensive fieldwork. 

The film programme has been curated by Anna Lovecchio and Magdalena Magiera, curators at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, a research centre of Nanyang Technological University. The video works were originally selected as part of the multimedia exhibition Free Jazz IV. Geomancers (NTU CCA Singapore, 14–23 January 2022).  

There are video works by: Martha Atienza (Philippines); Zarina Muhammad (Singapore) and Zachary Chan (Singapore); Rice Brewing Sisters Club (South-Korea); Carolina Caycedo (Colombia/USA) and David de Rozas (Spain/USA); Pedro Neves Marques (Portugal); Ursula Bieman (Switzerland); Liu Chuang (China); Robert Zhao Renhui (Singapore); and Chu Hao Pei (Singapore)

Finnkino Maxim, Auditorium 2

5.10.2022 at 17.30

Free entry, duration 3,5 h