I’ve put up the documentation from my larp the Plastic Cup, played twice earlier this year. You can see the links to the material on the right sidebar. There’s an overview of the game, photos and written material distributed to the players, as well as PDF files both in English Continue Reading
Documentary: Morgan Mathews: Battleship Antarctica (U.K. 2007) A documentary about the Greenpeace ship Esperanza and its crew on a mission to prevent Japanese whalers from doing what they do. It’s an interesting documentary hijacked by the events: the Japanese ship has an explosion onboard, and in the end the Esperanza Continue Reading
This morning, I was talking about larp in an academic seminar called Research Methodologies: Embodiment – and the study of cultural and artistic practices, organized at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. The title of my presentation was Embodied Larp – Questions of embodied participation in the games ‘Luminescence’ and Continue Reading
Another video I made as a gift for my wife, also in Finnish.
Here’s a video I made as a gift for my wife, in Finnish…
Non-fiction: Robert Falcon Scott, edited by Max Jones: Journals – Scott’s Last Expedition (Oxford University Press, 2005) This is one of the first books about Antarctica I got, but I’ve been putting off reading it because its very thick and because I don’t like Scott very much. The central story Continue Reading
Exhibition: Lucy & Jorge Orta: Antarctica (Hangar Biocca, Milan) I found an article on this piece from the indispensable art blog make money not art. Many countries have artist resirencies as part of their Antarctic programs, and some artists even get there on their own. The installations featured in the Continue Reading
Roolipelaajan viimeisin numero on saatu painoon. Sen pitäisi saapua myyntiin ja tilaajille kuun vaihtuessa.
Book: Claire Keegan: Antarctica (Faber and Faber, 1999) This is a collection of Irish short stories. The title story uses Antarctica as a metaphor, and that’s where the collection’s connection to the continent begins and ends. The title story is intereresting, and a couple of the others are good as Continue Reading
Movie: Peter Delpeut: Forbidden Quest (The Netherlands, 1993) A Dutch fake-documentary Antarctic movie! This is a great Antarctic film, done with very little means. Its a documentary about the fictitious Hollander expedition, put together using the actual vintage Antarctic and Arctic footage shot by Herbert Ponting, Frank Hurley and others. Continue Reading