Issues

1-2021

At the fine line between life and art

We open with Romance/Tension by our web designer Teemu Tuovinen. These two kinetic poems apply mathematical concepts to movement and words. What do romance and tension entail when you take a closer look? Poet Karri Kokko is known for his conceptual works. In his essay Uutisia jotka pysyvät uutisina (News that stays news) Kokko addresses […]

6-2020

Traces of stories, nature poems and things we miss

Olli Aarni debuted in Nokturno in 2018 as our poet-in-digital-residence. He has now created a new piece of sound poetry called Pisarassa. An earlier version of the poem was heard at the Poetry Moon festival in Helsinki earlier this year. Audio tracks in the poem are recorded in Vantaa, Helsinki, Joutsa and Oulu, Finland and […]

5-2020

Poetry objects, circuits and corona art

Seppo Laine: Fragments. Screen capture.

Loukku is a game created by comic book artist Tuomas Tiainen and game designer Sanna Väätänen. In Loukku player moves around in an old house from one decade to another. The game is a gently claustrofobic adventure where the player tries to find his/her way to the sauna. It isn’t easy, the house is haunted […]

4-2020

Guest Curator Issue: Readable Games, Playable Literature

The word “game” (which will be used throughout to denote digital games) often conjures images of playful interactive franchises such as Fortnite and Minecraft, created to simulate competition, conflict, or construction. In the end though, digital games — as opposed to board games or role-playing games, for instance — are simply experiences made possible by […]

3-2020

Platonic coughing, Surrealism and sound poetry

Screen capture from Platonista yskintää. Visuals by simppafi.

This Spring the sudden outbreak of Corona virus has had unexpected effects on societies all over the world. The situation in Finland is at this moment calm. Covid-19 has however had big impacts on, besides healthcare and politics also on culture and art with the strict restrictions imposed on live events. Many institutions were forced […]

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