Annette Finnsdottir
Since 2009
Works in Copenhagen Denmark

Annette Finnsdottir explores and developes the aesthetic, partcipatory and performative possibilities with movement and moving images in the digital network.

Annette is the founder and creative director of Netfilmmakers – a non-commercial netgallery for netvideo and netart (
Since its opening in October 2004 she has produced, curated and co-curated several editions, organized talks workshops and presentations for Netfilmmakers in Denmark and abroad.

Currently she is lecturer at the PBA in E-concept Development, Zibat.
Annette holds a M.A. in Visual Culture from Institute of Culture and Art Science, Universtity of Copenhagen with a BA in Film-and Media Science and Design. She is educated Screenwriter from the National Danish Filmschool and Multimedia Designer from MMI. She has a background as a performance artist and freelance screenwriter.
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The Order of Things

Sat Mar 26, 2011 14:00 - Thu Jun 30, 2011

Order of Things

video art from Hong Kong
21st exhibition
Saturday, March 26, 14:00-15:30hrs Copenhagen  (21:00-22:30hrs Hong Kong)
Kopenhagen Art Institute, Ny Carlsberg Vej 68 (Videotage, Cattle Depot Artist
Village, Kowloon)

The 21st edtion of Netfilmmakers online gallery
opens the window towards the East, more specifically the city of Hong Kong.
Three young artists from Hong Kong will deliver their version of new net-based
video art.
Under the title “The Order of Things” one can
find three brand new works of art produced specially for the Netfilmmakers
online gallery.
The launch of the new edition is marked as an
afternoon-event at the Kopenhagen Art Institute with a live webcast from Hong
Kong. The three Hong Kong based artists, Chilai Howard, Morgan Wong and Silas
Fong will participate in the event .

Hong Kong is culturally a vibrant and incredibly
interesting city. Officially Hong Kong is part of China but in its own
understanding the city maintains integrity as a unique, global metropolis
driven by a progressive belief in technological innovation, strong awareness of
the potential of new media and the global flow of capital.  
The 21st edition of Netfilmmakers asks the
question of how to understand “order” and structure in the global cultural
intersection. This calls for a reflection upon values, identity and history.

The three invited artists represent young and
strong individual voices on the current Hong Kong scene of video and media-art.
They have chosen widely different thematic and conceptual approaches to the
project. Each has found a clear, unique and sometimes humorous path.
Silas Fong playfully investigates the principles
of how one finds videos and images in the (dis)order of the internet. In his
work he thematises not only how we organise and store images but also how we
recall them both personally and technologically.
In his contribution Morgan Wong plays with the
idea of permutation. Permutation is a process that involves reordering of
elements in a given order. An example is an anagram where reordering the
letters in a word creates a new word. The process of permutation involves a
systematic investigation of possible orders - if not all possible orders. Maybe
artistic practice can be understood as a process of permutation - a realisation
of possible orders?
Finally Chilai Howard works with the
relationship between the conscious and the unconscious. He asks how we create
our image of reality and how we think of ourselves in this image. While we
understand ourselves in one way we might actually be governed by another.

“The Order of Things” is curated by Zeenath
Hasan and Rune Søchting.
Besides Kopenhagen Art Institute that hosts the
opening of the online-exhibition in Copenhagen the media-art institution
Videotage co-presents the event in Hong Kong. Videotage has for a decade been
an important independent organiser of video- and mediaart in Hong Kong. A live
online link to Videotage will be established for the event supported by the Hong
Kong Arts Development Council.
Netfilmmakers is an online gallery that has
existed since 2004. With the 21st edition the website is relaunched in a new

Videotage (


PRIVATE BITS - personal data exposed

Thu May 13, 2010 00:00 - Sun May 16, 2010


NETFILMMAKERS, online gallery for NetArt and NetVideo, presents PRIVATE BITS - personal data exposed , a new exhibition focusing on data visualization. The curator is CARL EMIL CARLSEN who works with interactive audiovisual systems as a designer, artist and teacher.

The data cloud is growing at higher rates everyday. It can be regarded as a new kind of shared long term memory for humanity, relying on networked databases hidden in cooled basements. We strap on digital goggles in the shape of search engines and pick out particles of interest from the cloud. Fascinated by the new possibilities we tend to forget that the goggles we wear only provide a narrow angle of view and in effect function like horse blinds. Behind us sits the coachman in the shape of corporate directors, pulling our heads in the direction of the highest bidder - or in best case, in the direction it is assumed we want to look.

In order to get our own perspective on the data cloud, we must acquire the skill to construct our own digital optics. This skill is called data visualization and it can be used to crystallize areas of the cloud into concrete form, visible to the eye.

With the theme Private Bits the artists of this season at netfilmmakers are asked to explore themselves through data visualization. Instead of trying to construct a macro scope to grasp the totality of the cloud, they will build microscopes and zoom in on the patterns in their own lives. Through free experimentation with personal data they will hopefully make findings that illuminate otherwise invisible habits. What findings they choose to share and how they chose to present them is completely up to them.
The invited artists are Field (Marcus Wendt & Vera-Maria Glahn) from Germany, Tim Knapen from Belgium and Peter Koraca from Slovenia, who all work in the borderline between art and interaction design.

PRIVATE BITS - personal data exposed
Netfilmmakers edition
MUSE by Vera-Maria Glahn & Marcus Wendt/Field (DE)
THINKING by Peter Koraca (SI)