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DOCUMENTARY & SHORTFILMS

The Bench. A relaxed journey with the bench. “On the bench I used to wash my kids. The surface of the bench feels like smooth skin. I have even slept on it during hard times.” The Bench is a portrait of performance artist Heikki Mäntymaa and a documentation of his acts.
Vimeo (low HDresolution) version. Manuscript Heikki Mäntymaa and Aimo Hyvärinen, director/camera Aimo Hyvärinen, producer Aimo Hyvärinen, editor Irma Silvennoinen and Aimo Hyvärinen. 2014, HD 16:9 , 7 min. 30 sec.
also installation version - thirteen scenes for three videoscreens 3 x 11 min.
First screening at Aave festival, Helsinki, 10.4.2015. Funding by Taike / media art section and Visek

A-L Tampere, life of a fictional Tampere woman (1927-2004), videoinstallation for Aamulehti 130 years exhibition 5.11.-4.12.2011. Commission by Media Museum Rupriikki, based on Aamulehti photo archives. HD, 16:42 min.

ARTIST´S HEAD
2008-10
Dvcam 16:9 , 53 min

a documentary film about performance artist and painter Pekka Kainulainen.  He dives into finnish mythology and creates his performance characters using shamanistic energy. His characters are in contradiction with our techno-society. He speaks openly also about his life as a poor artist trying to become a good family father.

director Aimo Hyvärinen
producer / editor Irma Silvennoinen
music Ari Taskinen and Pekka Kainulainen

VIEW ON TRUTH   (KUVITELMA TOTUUDESTA )
”Document is a swear word. It is an illusion about its own name, a delusion of mind and thought, at its worst a dogma. Document sounds like an obligation.” -Jukka Male

A documentary film about photographer Jukka Male doing his long lasting documentary projects in Poland and Balkan. A documentary about documentarism - what are the moments of truth?
director Aimo Hyvärinen 2002
DigiBeta 49 min
Yle TV1 Culture

CLOUDBERRY MADNESS
a documentary film about a family picking cloudberries near Rovaniemi
2000, Dv 28 min, Yle TV2 Pohjantähden alla
TV2, Finland, 2.9.2001, 18.40 local time

ALMOST SWEDES (Melkein ruotsalaisia/Nästan svenskar), 51 min.
documentary film about the finnish minority in Sweden 1999.
Co-producers TV2, Avek, SVT and Finnish-Swedish Cultural Fund

CHAOS AND BEAUTY, 50 min.
documentary film about artist Erkki Pirtola´s amazing world trough his video diary from 1984-1997. 1997.
Co-producers Avek and TV1.

SIISTI YHTEYS ( A NEAT CONNECTION ), 3 min.
short film about tele-loneliness 1996
director Irma Silvennoinen

MONEY TALKS, MII/Betacam Sp, 14 min.
people in different counties speaking about money,1995.
Director: Aimo Hyvärinen.
English subtiltles.

SPASMUS, 16 mm and BetacamSP, 3½ min.
Experimental clay animation 1995,
director: Aimo Hyvärinen.

CLAYFIRE,  MII/Betacam Sp, 14 min.
A film about ceramic artist Risto Hämäläinen 1994.
Director: Aimo Hyvärinen.
TV2.

CHOICES, MII/Betacam Sp, 25 min.
dramatisized documentary about women´s abortion experiencies 1994,
Director: Irma Silvennoinen
TV1 Finland.

A HERO WITH 1000 FACES, 16 mm, 40 min.
a film about painter Olli Lyytikäinen 1991.
Director: J O Mallander.
Co-prod. with SES. TV1.

PHOTOGRAPH, A WAY TO SUBCONSIOUSNESS, 16 mm, 14 min
Documentary film about images in our sociely 1990,
co-prod. with TV2 & Avek
Director: Aimo Hyvärinen.

WOOD IS THE FATE OF FOREST,16 mm 10 min.
a educational documentary about uses of wood and paper re-cycling 1988,
co-prod. with Yle/TV2,
director: Aimo Hyvärinen.

TOWARDS PURE EARTH, 16 mm, 10 min.
documentary about artist J O Mallander´s brick installations 1987,
co-production with YLE/TV2, with english subtitles.
Director: Aimo Hyvärinen.

THE BASQUE COUNTRY, 16 mm, 30 min.
documentary film from Nothern Spain 1987,
co-production with Yle/TV2,
Directors:Rinnekangas/Hyvärinen/Vatanen.


MUSICVIDEOS

ENNENVANHAAN, 1992 ,MII, 3½ min.
children´s musicvideo in Mikko Perkoilas music.
Director Aimo Hyvärinen.
TV2 Finland and Sweden.

COMMERCIAL FILMS

SIR-LIFT SYSTEMS,  2000, DV, 6 minutes
a film for Ecosir Invest Ltd. about
hydraulic waste container system

LIVING EXPERIMENT, 1999, DV, 20 min.
film about disabled people seeking independent life
a film for the National Association for the Disabled in Finland
Director/editor: Irma Silvennoinen
Photographer: Aimo Hyvärinen

FULL SERVICE- documentary film about service stations in Finland ,  16 mm, 20 min.
1987, customer Neste Oy.
Directors Hyvärinen/Vatanen.

OKMETIC, 1987, U-matic, 14 min.
How to make silicon wafers? Okmetic ltd.
directors Hyvärinen/Vatanen

MULTIMEDIA

PRO HEALTHY LIFE 2001
Controlling the Risks in Environmental Health
An educational multimedia for universities and institutions
A co-operation with Turku University, Kuopio University, Tarto University and Karoliniska Institutet, Stockholm.
Leonardo da Vinci funding.

soviet dada 1999
The rise and fall of Lenincult
publisher Wsoy / New Media

THE ORIGINAL MOOMINVALLEY 1997
Tove Jansson´s original Moominworks.
displayed at Tampere Moominvalley every day
on sale in Finland and the Moomin Shop, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA


OTHER PRODUCTION

LOVE AND ANARCY, Helsinki Film Festival trailers and tvspots 1991-98,
(one of the first computer 3D-animations in Finland printed to 35 mm film)

"THIS WEEKS DOCUMENTARY"
tv-trailer for Yle/TV2, 1989.

VIDEOART

Money is a crime 2009

Divorce, dvd-installation 2004

Clay falling, dvd-installation 2004 (Kouvola Art Museum at Risto Hämäläinen´s exhibition)

Cloud meditation, videoloop installation 2003,

MUMMOLA, 1998
videoinstallation about an old couple, Ami Good

SKIING, 1996
videoinstallation, Ami Hyvärinen.  

MONEY CRAWLS, 1995
videoinstallation, Aimo Hyvärinen.

NOWHERE MAN, 1993
scratch-video,
director Ami Good

PATHETIQUE, 1993
director Irma Silvennoinen.
Svhs, 4 min.

PEELING, 1992
director Irma Silvennoinen.

HOW TO MAKE A SOUL, 1991
director Aimo Hyvärinen.
Svhs, 6 min.

YOU ARE JUST A SHIT, 1991
videospeech by Aimo Hyvärinen.
Svhs, 5 min.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND, 1991
Director Aimo Hyvärinen

KARMA, 1990
director: Irma Silvennoinen.
Svhs, 5 min.

CROSSING BOUNDARIES, 1990
documentary about landscape art happenig near Tallinn 90.
Director Aimo Hyvärinen.
Svhs, 20 min.

LONGING, 1989,
a video about nature´s secret side.
Director: Aimo Hyvärinen,
U-matic low band, 10 min.
No language.

TALLINN 1989
experimental documentary about the last October Revolutionary March in Tallinn 89
Director: Aimo Hyvärinen
S-vhs, 8 min.

KILOART, 1987,
documentary video about Kilo Arthappening 1987,
Director: Aimo Hyvärinen,
U-matic low band, 20 min.

MONEY, 1986,
shown in festivals in Kuopio 87, London Film Festival -89,
Tokyo and Osnabrück (European Media Art Festival).
Director: Aimo Hyvärinen, U-matic low band, 7 min.