STUDIO KALLEINEN

THE 2nd PUBLIC MOMENT OF THE INVESTMENT ZONE -GAME 19th JULY

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Investment Zone – a reality game and a participatory art project taking place in Gelsenkirchen, Germany and Bangalore, India,  has reached the half way. A group of locals aka “players” in both cities have been meeting every other week to discuss their “game moves” which take place in a peace of land aka “the game zone”. The moves can be anything, which manifests itself within the game zone in a way or another.

19th July 11am – after 3 months of working on the land – the players in Gelsenkirchen gather for the second public moment. They will share for the public what they have done so far, and what kind of visions different players have.

Come to meet the players and see the land in their eyes within their guided tours! We will also get an update from India.

You can also follow the process in both cities from the project web site

 

INVESTMENT ZONE – 1st PUBLIC MOMENT!

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Investment Zone is a reality game, group experiment and participatory art work. It takes place from April to September 2014 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany and Bangalore, India.

The process can be followed in the project web site and within the public moments:

The process will have three public moments, where the players will introduce the project for the audience in person. The public moments are:
1. 10 May 7pm
2. 19 July
3. 20 September

The first public moment puts us in touch with the indian players: we will have a direct skype connection to Bangalore, and we will offer Indian food!

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INTERVIEW AT OPENDEMOCRACY.NET

Today an interview dealing with Complaints Choir was published here:  http://www.opendemocracy.net/participation-now/tellervo-kalleinen-oliver-kochtakalleinen-hilde-c-stephansen/complaints-choir-what

According to their web page, opendemocracy.net
– is a digital commons not a magazine – a public service on the web not a commodity
– is an independent, public interest, not-for-profit; a counter to the corporate media
– champions human rights
– seeks out and debates forms of democratic change
– delights in good ideas vigorously debated and argument backed by investigation
– critiques vested interests
– supports pluralist inclusion without populism and tries to a give voice to those marginalised
– tries neither to blink at the crisis of government nor cultivate alarmism
– opposes fundamentalisms, including market fundamentalism
– regards the freedom and liberty of others as our own
– practices ‘openness’, rather than grasp at stultifying ‘neutrality’
– publishes under Creative Commons licensing
– supports peace-making and reconciliation
– is committed to global education and encouraging good and creative writing
– welcomes a range of forms to enable us to respond swiftly and interrogate deeply

ARS FENNICA 2014 AWARD

With great gratitude we are happy to tell that we won the Ars Fennica 2014 -Award. You can read the statement of Vasif Kortun – the curator who was invited to choose the winner out of the five candidates – here.

Thank you for all the participants of our projects (must be over 1000 by now) for sharing their valuable insight and experiences through our art works, all the professionals who have helped us realize our visions, helpful parents, encouraging friends and all the art lovers.  Thank you Vasif Kortun for the trust and Henna and Pertti Niemistö Ars Fennica Art Foundation for creating this prize.

COMPLAINTS CHOIR OF KHURVALETI AND SHAVSVEBI PERFORMS 20-22 MARCH

We have had extraordinary month in Georgia, working with the wonderful people who joined the Complaints Choir of Khurvaleti and Shavsvebi. Both villages include an old village -part and the newer IDP -settlement. This time the participants are mainly children! As there are 36 of them, our performance tour will be for sure very memorable for all of us. Here is the schedule, please come to support the little singers and appreciate the music of the brand new complaint song, composed by Giorgi Sadzaglishvili:

Thursday 20 March
16:00-17:00 Open rehearsal in Shavsvebi Settlement
18:00 Performance at Khurvaleti Settlement

Friday 21 March
15:00 Performance in village Khurvaleti

Saturday 22 March
14:00 Project presentation and performance, Europe House, Tbilisi
15:00 Liberty Metro Station, open air performance, Tbilisi
15:30 Performance in the lobby of Children’s Palace, Tbilisi

PEOPLE IN WHITE IN PULA, HELSINKI AND REYKJAVIK

During March and Aprli 2014 our film People in White can be seen in three cities:

Helsinki, Finland
7 February – 20 March: Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Ars Fennica 2014 -exhibition
8-26 March, Kuva/Tila, For Your Health Only -exhibition

Pula, Croatia
20 March: Screening at Klubu Pulske Filmske Tvornice

Reykjavik, Iceland
5-27 April: The Nordic House, SJÄLÖ9 -exhibition

SEMINAR IN MARSEILLE ABOUT URBAN COLLECTIVITY

Tellervo will take part to a seminar called Narrating Urban Collectivity : Art & Activism in the City

in Marseille, 17-18 December 2013 – at IMéRA – institut d’études avancées d’Aix-Marseille Université – Free entry.

“This colloquium invites participation by and reflection upon groups generating narratives of collectivity — (Ricoeur’s notion of narrative identity) – via media art, particularly those that cross over from video to multimedia works that engage their audiences in the spaces of the city in thoughtful ways.”

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COMPLAINTS CHOIRS OF DRESDEN AND BERLIN PERFORM!

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Yesterday was the premier of the amazing and ambitious polyphonic choral piece, composed by Santiago Blaum for Dresden Complaints Choir! Today November 23 the choir will perform all around Dresden, and we will document it well for you to enjoy also later. The choir performs in Dresden’s city center  2 – 2.30 pm in front of Frauenkirche and 3 – 3.30 pm near tram Station Prager Straße in front of Karstadt. In the evening 7.15 pm  the choir will perform at Festspielhaus Hellerau.

The groovy Berlin Complaints Choir, which has been led by lovely Catriona Shaw, will have the premier wednesday 27th November 7pm sharp at HAU2, Berlin – free entry!!! On 30th November we´ll perform at Alexanderplatz  3.30pm sharp by the clock. After that unannounced performances around the city, feel free to follow us after the Alexanderplatz performance…

More info from Nordwind festival and Kulturaktiv

Image: rehearsal Complaints Choir Dresden, the basso section of the choir