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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 […]

Our poet-in-Digital-Residence 2020 is Kyle Booten!

We once again received plenty of intriguing applications from poets and artists both from Finland and abroad. This year we selected a project that represents a genre of digital poetry that hasn’t yet been visible in our residence, computer-generated textual poetry. Kyle Booten’s work utilizes textual environment of social media and addresses spiritual questions from […]

Open call: apply now for digital residence at Nokturno!

Nokturno.fi announces open call for Digital Residence of Fall 2020! Residency period extends from two to four weeks depending on applicant’s working plan. The residence is directed to poets and artists using poetry in their work. Work pairs and groups are also encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from all countries. Nokturno’s Digital Residence is […]