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The Detective is a VR film by Axel Straschnoy. It was commissioned by Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, for its ARS17 exhibition.

The Detective offers a virtual visit to the exhibition, a visit that asks how our perception of art and exhibitions are affected by seeing them in VR.

A Cardboard viewer and headphones are required to see the film. Cardboard viewers are available in many stores. An ARS17 viewer is on sale at the Kiasma shop.

More information on the film http://arsplus.kiasma.fi/en/axel-straschnoy/detective
More information on ARS17 http://www.kiasma.fi/en/exhibitions-events/ars-17/
More information on the artist http://axel.straschnoy.com
More information on the production company http://kolmeperunaa.com

Voice: Pekka Strang
Sound: Karri Niinivaara / B-Sound
Camera: Iddo Soskolne
Graphic Design: Geraldine de San Bruno
Colour grading: Jussi Myllyniemi / Whitepoint
Post-production: Joukko Manninen / Whitepoint
Kiasma coordination: Milja Liimatainen
Constructions in Kiasma:
Topi Vähäsarja
Jari Rönkkö
Jari Kantanen
App Development: Quadion Technologies
Translator (FI): Markku Lehtinen
Walter Benjamin's essay "Taideteos mekaanisen uusinnettavuutensa aikakaudella" has appeared in Walter Benjamin, Messiaanisen sirpaleita. Toim. Markku Koski, Keijo Rahkonen & Esa Sironen. Helsinki: Tutkijaliitto 1989. Original Finnish translation by Markku Koski has been modified.
Director: Axel Straschnoy
Commissioned by Kiasma for ARS17+ Online Art. The work is in the collections of Kiasma / Finnish National Gallery
Supported by: Oskar Öflunds Foundation, AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, and Quadion Technologies
Produced by Kolme Perunaa

What’s New

Version 1.0.5

• iOS 11 compatibility.


Quadion Technologies
1.8 GB

Requires iOS 10.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Finnish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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