I'm a Finnish-Dutch artist, educator and organiser living in Amsterdam-Noord. In my work I explore the revolutionary potential of collective creativity. As an autodidact DJ, filmmaker and anarchist, clubs are my art school and protests my phd.


Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam
2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Programme director: Juha van 't Zelfde
Main tutors: Rob Schröder, Ash Sarkar, Rana Hamadeh, Beri Shalmashi, Kate Cooper and Metahaven.
Guest tutors: Lexie Smith, Lotic, Michele Rizzo, Nicolas Jaar, David Blandy & Larry Achiampong, Gert Jan Kocken, Emilia Tapprest, Juan Arturo Garcia and Kani Marouf
Alumni: Zuzana Banasinska, Marian Rosa van Bodegraven, Siomara van Bochove, Eva Bosveld, Lila Bullen-Smith, Noé Cottencin, Johan Delétang, Jeroen Exterkate, Allison Heniquez, Vida Kasaei, Michelle Mildenberg, Cesar Morajana, Mylou Oord, Catalina Reyes, Sigrún Sveinsdóttir, Mateo Vega
Design: Michael Oswell
Coordinator: Elif Ozbay
Tags: Amsterdam, art, education, film, music, research
“No darkness lasts forever. And even there, there are stars.”
Ursula K. Le Guin

Resolution was a two-year master programme committed to the future of the moving image. It was the sequel to Shadow Channel (2017-2019).

In a period of two years, students met a multitude of artists, academics and activists, working at the intersection of film, music, art, video games and direct action. 

Building on its predecessor Shadow Channel, the Resolution programme took place both at the Sandberg Instituut, and in collaboration with partner organisations around Amsterdam. This not only provided participants with an opportunity to get to know the city better while they were here, it also helped them gradually build a network of collaborators, a community of peers and an audience for their work outside of the institution.

Students worked on three projects: their individual moving image work, their thesis, and a collective end-of-year presentation. The curriculum had been created to help students develop their conceptual and technical ability through practical workshops and tutorials, their critical thinking through seminars focussing on research and writing, and their sense of solidarity through collaboration and communal activities.

Resolution was designed for students who wanted to develop new forms of moving images, whether they make films, or design video games, make music, write stories or create art online. The programme did not expect students to already be professional cinematographers, to know everything about exhibiting multiscreen installations, or have a game available on Steam or in the PlayStation Store. “What matters is not to know the world,” as Frantz Fanon quoted Karl Marx, “but to change it.”

Resolution especially welcomed applicants who are underrepresented in education, at work and on screen. In addition to new developments in moving image, the programme focused on radical imagination, solidarity and collective joy. When we say radical, we speak with Barbara Smith, co-founder of the Combahee River Collective: we don't mean in your face, lobbing verbal grenades—radical means having a deep understanding of structural oppression and being willing to eradicate that.

Resolution was an MA that combined fantasy with vigour, and that projected revolution in high definition. We firmly believe art is necessary to understand and change our world. But art is also necessary to catch our breath and take care of ourselves and each other, to feel free, even if it is only for the duration of a film.

Another world is possible. No darkness lasts forever.