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Open call: apply now for digital residence at Nokturno!

Nokturno’s digital residence is a virtual residency program inviting poets and artists to explore and use digital resources as part of their practice. The resident is provided a virtual gallery/working space at Nokturno.fi, built together with the team of the website, and the opportunity to utilize it in for example: 1. creating and releasing a […]

The Digital Literature Project di.ki starts – the virtual events introduce digital literature to audience and enhance new digital works

During the Digital Literature Project di.ki offers events such as an open webinar for general audience and a Digital Literature Hackathon for those interested in creating new works of digital literature. The project aims to increase knowledge about digital literature and to support creation of new works of art. The open webinar Approaches to Digital […]

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

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 […]

Nokturno collaborating in a major project promoting digital literature

In 2021 Nokturno will be collaborating in a major project promoting digital literature. DI-KI includes work shops, seminars and fascinating program open for all. The project is led by Nuoren Voiman Liitto, other partners in the joint project are ELKE ry, Aalto Studios at the Aalto University and Master’s program for writing at University of […]

Nokturno hosts two remote residencies organized by Arts Promotion Centre Finland

  Nokturno will be collaborating with Arts Promotion Centre Finland in their pilot experiment. From May 18th to June 14th 2020 two work pairs will be working in remote residencies. Artists-in-residence are game artist Simo Santavirta with poet V.S. Luoma-aho and game artist Sanna Väätänen with comic artist Tuomas Tiainen. The residencies will explore working […]

Releases between issues

This Spring the Corona virus has significantly changed the ways we work and spend our free time. Digital channels and easy access have become more important than ever, both for artists and audience in the fields of culture and art. Our response was to announce an open call for releases between issues for the time […]