STUDIO KALLEINEN

NEW PROJECT STARTING UP IN GELSENKIRCHEN

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We are looking for citizens of Gelsenkirchen to take part to an exciting and unusual project called Investment Zone. It is at the same time a game, an experiment and an art work: We invite 10 locals to make use of a plot of empty land at Schalker Verein (aka game zone) over the course of 9 month. The first meeting takes place in December 2013, and the game really starts January 2014.

Participants will come together every two weeks to deliberate and discuss in a structured manner the development of the plot. At each meeting micro-grants will be given to every player to invest in the game zone. Until the next meeting players will follow through with their decisions. The players can act on their own, or they can pool their resources and collaborate to achieve greater impact. It is entirely up to the discussions and negotiations between the players what investments and actions in the zone shall be taken.

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INFLUENCERS FESTIVAL, BARCELONA

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Tellervo is presenting our works at Influencers -festival November 9 in Bareclona. This great non conventional festival was originally initiated by by artits whom we really admire – Eva and Franco Mattes a.k.a. 0100101110101101.ORG  and it is organised by Bani Brusadin together with them. About the festival: “The Influencers is an atypical festival devoted to experiments in non conventional art and communication guerrilla. For three intense days we will be discovering rebellious projects, inventions and adventures in the troubled waters where information society, everyday technology and fragments of collective imagination mix and clash into each other.”

ARS FENNICA AWARD 2014 CANDIDATES

We are honored to be candidates for the biggest art prize of Finland – Ars Fennica. The process includes an exhibition in The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, opening 7 February 2014. The winner will be announced later in the spring. We are happy to be in good company – see the whole candidate gang here

COMPLAINTS CHOIRS OF BERLIN AND DRESDEN!

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After a long break of organizing complaints choirs ourselves, this time we were temped to say yes… We had an opportunity to get involved with complaints choirs starting in our two home cities in Germany – Dresden where Oliver lived his first 18 years, and Berlin where we spend a lot of time every year. So, here we are, looking for members for those two choirs!

Photo by Yuriy Rumiantsev, St Petersburg Complaints Choir, 2006

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THE SUMMIT OF PRACTICAL UTOPIAS IN BRIONI

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Finally – the summit which YKON has been planning since 7 years, will take place! See below the official press release – and be prepared to change all your plans just to be in Brioni for the open day 28 September..

The Summit of Practical Utopias
26—29 September 2013
Brioni Island, Croatia
www.practicalutopias.org

image: View of the Tito Museum, Brioni, Croatia, 2011, Image courtesy YKON

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AUGUST!

In August we have several projects in our hometown Helsinki!

We have made a commissioned art work to the Helsinki Festival´s series where they invite one artist / artist duo every year to make an art work that takes place in  private homes. The project is entitled Family Goes Home  For that we produced a participatory concept around the stories about ancestors. It has been a great project with a lot of laughter and tears! We have worked in collaboration with improvisation actors Johanna Af Schulten and Max Bremer. In the end of the evenings they improvise an absurd play out of the stories of the audience members.

Tellervo is also part of Maija Hirvanen´s Walkapolis – guided city walk. In the middle of the tour she appears, performing her piece Recycling You, where old opinions are recycled among the participants.

Also Checkpoint Helsinki has had a great start in August. It is an initiative to start a new organization in Helsinki – commissioning and producing  ground breaking international contemporary art pieces. We have been involved in this exciting process, which has activated more than hundred art professionals in Helsinki.

Meanwhile we were happy to get news that Edinburgh Art Festival´s own complaints choir was a success. See the news clip made by BBC In the festival you can also see our 4-channel complaints choir installation.

ARCHIPELAGO SCI-FI – WORLD PREMIERE

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We are very excited that Archipelago Science Fiction will have its official world premiere in the competition series of Kino der Kunst -festival in Munich, Germany, 27th April 2013, 5.30pm. The festival is organised for the first time and is featuring visual artists working with film. Among the jury were Cindy Sherman and Isaac Julien.

COMPLAINTS CHOIR OF TOKYO SELECTED BY NITEHAWK, NY

Three video works are selected by Nitehawk movie house from Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair to screen before the first three months of their inaugural Art Seen program. We are happy to be selected with the complaint choir or Tokyo. Other selected artists are: Tommy Turner and Eva and Franco Mattes.

Each of the videos will screen in the theater before the feature Art Seen film.

http://nitehawkhatched.com/2013/03/11/three-artists-from-moving-image-selected-for-art-seen/

MOVING IMAGE – ART FAIR, NY, March 7-10, 2013.

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Our video works are representeted by Finnish video art distributor AV -Arkki at Moving Image -art fair in New York. We try to be present on our booth most of the time, so come and talk to us!

Opening Reception
Thursday, March 7, 2013, 6:00 -8:00 pm

Fair Hours
Thursday – Saturday, March 7-9, 2013 : 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 10, 2013 : 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

It is Located in the Waterfront Tunnel event space between 27th and 28th Streets with an entrance on 11th Avenue in Chelsea.
No entry fee!

ARCHIPELAGO SCIENCE FICTION – THE MOVIE IS READY

Finally there – the short movie (25min) Archipelago Science Fiction finally ready! The video installation was already shown at Shedhalle, Zürich, in February 2012, but now we finalised the version for broadcast and screening context. To celebrate that we organise a free screening in Helsinki 3rd November 4pm – at Andorra, Eerikinkatu 11. Welcome!

The project was originally part of the Contemporary Art Archipelago -exhibition project curated by  Taru Elfving and Lotta Petronella 2011.  Before the screening they tell few words about their process. We will also hear Oliver making a mini presentation on islands in the utopian and dystopian fantasies in the history.
And here some words about the movie:

Archipelago Science Fiction is a unique short film about  visions of the future. The idyllic Turku archipelago islands located in the Baltic Sea provide the framework for scenarios in which the contrasts between a changing world and the tradition rich archipelago island-haven are used to the fullest.

The islanders themselves perform the four hilarious and sometimes chilling episodes they scripted based on their own fears and hopes.

Regardless of their surrealistic ambiance the visions are surprisingly contemporary and universal. These actually inhabited islands open a dizzying window for viewing current social tendencies.

The delightful animation of Antonia Ringbom visualizes what life looks like in 2111. The project is a collaboration between Tellervo Kalleinen, Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen and Henrik Andersson.