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APN 201

About the project

Using his own savings APN201 wants to show that you can make art without grants.
As long as you have brain that is producing ideas you can do anything.
This page is a collection of pictures, videos and text. Describing the art work and the process around it.

Info: info@apn201.com

Digipukki.com

ART? Posted on Wed, December 14, 2022 22:03:22
Digipukki.com
Photo: Noora Haapaniemi

Reality is sometimes mimicking art. Back in 2020 in the middle of Covid pandemic, I decided to try something new. Zoom -meetings were a big thing and people even organized parties over video, because of the lockdowns.

I had been doing some live Santa gigs when I was young. That’s a big thing in Finland. Families pay big bucks to strangers in shabby costumes coming to perform poor stand-up comedy in their homes. The kids are too excited to care about the quality – and frankly there is a limited possibilities to evaluate it. You just get a phone number from classified ads, or on supermarket bulletin board.

Anyway I decided to give it a go. I ordered the costume from webshop and created my own website digipukki.com. I even added a e-commerce module, to make it possible to pay with credit card. There were options for recorded and live calls of different lengths. I did not want trouble, so I even registered it as a business in the tax office. Problem was to somehow get customers. I made some Facebook ads. Additionally I made some teasers in Youtube. To get a bit more content on the Facebook -page I also made a 24-part “Christmas calendar” -series, where the Santa was telling bad jokes in Finnish.

Additionally I made a couple of “music videos”, where I sing a traditional Finnish Christmas song “Joulupukki Joulupukki” over a different famous melodies from artists like Dylan, Nirvana, Dr. Dre and Sex Pistols.

Christmas came. I did not make much profit, but it was fun. After the lockdowns were lifted, there was no need for such a service anymore, so I abandoned it. The content anyway remained in Internet.

Come 2022. Finnish national broadcasting company YLE was looking for people to participate as guests in one of their Christmas programs. Idea was to talk about Christmas, life, everything between 4 strangers. I contacted them and mentioned my Digipukki project as a reason why I would be interesting guest. I did not fit the group, but later they contacted me and asked if it was possible to come to the studio and perform the punk song. I told it’s fine, although I’m obliged to inform them that I cannot sing and I have 0 experience of performing the song anywhere. They said it’s not an issue, so one Friday morning I took the train to Tampere and we shot a hilarious special guest appearance by Digipukki.

The show will be available in YLE Areena, live TV, and possibly also YouTube. Article (in Finnish) about the TV programme here.



Dark Room

ART? Posted on Wed, August 10, 2022 14:45:02

A family is inside a freestanding room-sized camera obscura by a small lake. They observe the image projected by the pinhole, when suddenly something scares them.

After participating in another movie project, I got inspired to make my own film as well. I have owned a Pinhole Pro S lens for a while, but had forgotten about it. I wanted to make a film as a timelapse from a series of pinhole images.

Trailer
Thingify Pinhole Pro S on Canon EOS M

Although the film is an experimental study about the capabilities of using pinhole photography in film making, I did not want it to be a pure technology demo, so I wrote the script around the theme of camera obscura – a dark room. The film is currently in post production. It is planned to premiere this autumn.

Movie poster
Still from the movie shows the soft edges from pinhole photography
Location is a small lake in Finland

IMDB page

Article on APN201.com



Starship pendant

ART? Posted on Fri, April 08, 2022 23:20:07
Starship 3d printed

After a long pause, I opened my old simple design in Tinkercad and modified it to work as a Starship pendant. Not sure about the printability of the thin strips in X. Intentionally left the mesh artifacts on the wings to make them more interesting. Walls are 1mm thick to allow also steel printing although on more precious metals 0,8 mm would work and would be cheaper.
Available at Shapeways.



Cryptonaut

ART? Posted on Mon, March 29, 2021 21:26:18

A crypto-astronaut. A piece of Bitcoin original source code (bitcoind.cpp) is scrolling on her visor.

See the NFT at OpenSeas.



Space Ether

ART? Posted on Sun, March 28, 2021 20:49:39

Need to go great lengths to find cheaper gas prices.

See in OpenSeas.

Atmospheric Diving Suit 2.JPG  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 from Narrissa Spies

Night sky Freycinet 2.jpg Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 from Dmitry Brant.



Encrypted Gemstones

ART? Posted on Sun, March 21, 2021 18:40:06

You remember the gold-standard and silver-standard, where currency was just a receipt for amount of precious metal in bank vault and you could at any time return the “silver certificate” and get the metal back.
This is the first NFT collection tied to real gemstones. Each token is linked to a real gemstone, and the owner of the token can agree to transfer it back to APN201 to get the actual gem in exchange.

Check out the collection at OpenSeas.



NFT Experiments

ART? Posted on Tue, March 02, 2021 22:40:23

It has been while from my last post, but rest assured, I have not stopped experimenting with art. Latest thing I was testing, is the strangely abstract concept of NFT. The unique virtual tokens, that allows you to pay for art, that does not exist. People have paid millions to have their fingerprint in a ledger in form of block chain transaction.

So let me introduce my NFT art collection – and it’s all for sale!

https://opensea.io/accounts/APN201



Coron.. Corolla Killer!

ART? Posted on Tue, April 21, 2020 07:13:17

So I was bored during the lockdown and learned that good way to kill time is to learn a new skill. So I never really tried to make a mobile game, so I decided to give it a shot. I found a conveniently named SDK, Corona.

I followed the tutorial about creating an Asteroids -style shooter. I modified the assets and game logic and turned it into a game, where you control a soap bar and shoot soap bubbles towards corona viruses and get points from collecting toilet paper and extra lives from hand sanitizer.

Corona Killer

I was amazed about how nice the came ended up to be and decided to put it in Play Store.. but.. it was banned and they threatened to delete my account because of policy violation.

So I decided to change the game name and some assets and it became Corolla killer.

Corolla killer

All fine in the end and the Corolla killer game remains in Google Play. Install here and enjoy for free!

If you wanna to taste the forbidden fruit, you can download the original APK here.



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