Research Pavilion: The Utopia of Access, Venice Biennale, Venice

An ongoing, collaborative research project: OUT 2, presented in Venice as a multi-screen installation and series of related events.

The project was originally inspired by Jacques Rivette’s Out 1: Noli Me Tangere (1971), a 13 hour film (behemoth in its time) made up of absurd and fragmented scenes. These come together to form an image of Paris in the early 70s that has been described as both dreamlike and nightmarish.

Instead of adapting or reenacting the film, Out 2 generates a view of possible correspondences surrounding the question “where are we now?”. For OUT 2 this means the unravelling of individual authorship in favour of a collective one. In taking this gamble, the only parameters we have upheld are against creating parameters, including a resistance towards establishing a definitive end. And so OUT 2 unfolds as a self-generating creature, gradually developing into its own master.


Harri Laakso and Maiju Loukola (artist-researchers responsible for the project), Laura Jarvey, Riikka Theresa Innanen, Outi Yli-Viikari, Saara Tamminen, Jernej Cucek Gerbec, Matti Tanskanen, Niko Nurmi, Ragnar Águstsson, Joel Autio, Eero Tiainen, Valeria Nekhaeva, Niko Skorpio, Ali Mehta, Aneta Atsova, Katja Lautamatti, Henna Herranen, Katri Miettinen, Tatiana Melnikova, Jakub Bobrowski, Ilona Lehtonen, Victor Pereira Pardinho, Jelena Rosic, Adriana Delgado / MA and DA students from ViCCA MA programme in Visual Culture and contemporary art, ELO Dept. of Film, tv and Scenography & Medialab at Aalto ARTS Helsinki

This event is part of the Research Pavilion’s Camino Events series, a cross-artistic program which consists of screenings, concerts, seminars, artist talks, performances and interventions from over 100 artists and artistic-researchers from art universities of Northern Europe.

The Research Pavilion is a platform for art and research that will be open in Venice from May – October in the context of the 57th Venice Biennale. The Research Pavilion is created and hosted by Uniarts Helsinki and its partners.