Liisa Roberts

10.20.09

What's the Time in Vyborg?, 2001-2004

Liisa Roberts
Wednesday, October 28, 6pm
Discussion will follow screening
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St.
$10 General Admission, $7 Students (with valid I.D.),
$5 Film Center members, $4 SAIC Students, Staff, Faculty (with valid I.D.). Advance tickets available at GSFC box office or via Ticketmaster.

Helsinki-based artist Liisa Roberts employs a range of media and approaches including film, performance, texts, publications, and photographs. Roberts will screen her film What’s the Time in Vyborg? (2001-2004), which synthesizes a range of historical and contemporary views of this former Finnish capital now located within the Russian Federation. This film was developed and shot in a series of workshops with local teenagers between 2001-2003 held in Alvar Aalto-designed municipal library and reflects on the restoration of a monument of modern Finnish architecture within its new geopolitical context. Since the early 1990’s, Roberts has exhibited widely including exhibitions at Artists Space, P.S.1, Documenta X, and The Biennale of Sydney in 2006.

What’s the Time in Vyborg?, 2001-2004
35mm, super 16mm, Digital Beta, MiniDV, SVHS transferred to BetaSPB
English, Finnish, and Russian with subtitles, 1 hour 27 minutes.
Courtesy of the artist and Silva Mysterium Oy, Helsinki

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