Archipelago Science Fiction is screened at Oodi, Helsinki, at OP2 -space during 20.-25. October. You can enter the loop any time between 6pm-7.30pm. The event is part of Agenda – Art 2030,  curated by artist Marika Tomu Kaipainen. Archipelago Science Fiction is made by Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, in collaboration with Henrik Andersson. The animations are made by Antonia Ringbom. The work was originally commissioned by Taru Elfving and Lotta Petronella as part of Contemporary Art Archipelago (CAA) in 2011.


Tellervo Kalleinen had an honor to curate two films of AMPI (Academy of Moving Images and People) graduates to a screening organised by IHME Helsinki. Welcome to see the great films by Shahi Derkyand Mariangela Pluchino and join the discussion! Note the event starts 10 am with a breakfast for those who have registered – followed by the screening and discussion.

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Conversation Park – A Public Space Game (Keskustelupuisto) was a 3 year participatory process from 2018 to 2020, during which a new park was created to Rauma, Finland.

Different visions, age groups and personalities were in conversation while the park was forming. The dialogue was as well extended into the neighbourhood, the history of the area and its flora and fauna.

In April 2019, the project’s game board, a 1,900 square metre plot of undeveloped land in the centre of Rauma, was divided into 30 sections, which were distributed among the players by lot. Each player became the sovereign ruler of their own section. The name of the park is a wordplay with the Finnish words “central park” (Keskuspuisto) and “conversation” (Keskustelu). 

The process started from individual visions of the players and evolved slowly into more communal direction. In five meetings held in the space of two years, each player received 200 euros to be used before the next meeting. During the game, the players could choose to tend only their own section or to pool resources – the money, the land, the ideas.  In the sixth and last meeting, the players were collectively given 14,000 euros for the finalisation of the park. Kalleinen and Kochta-Kalleinen served as game facilitators without actually steering the direction of the game.

Conversation Park is a contemporary art project by Lönnström Art Museum, initiated by the artist duo Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen. It is made in collaboration with Rauman kaupungin Wihertoimi. The park is located at Kalliokatu 28-30, Rauma. 


Hi! We hope you are well and safe!

Here some words how the Covid 19 -pandemia influenced our plans so far.

We were supposed to start a new project in Armenia in spring 2020, in collaboration with artasfoundation. We stayed home instead. After the first confusion we took time to think, talk, cook, watch movies, make music and learn.

During the lockdown of Uusimaa county we produced an art piece “Forms of Social Distancing”. Liisa Vihmanen from national broadcast company YLE had contacted us and commissioned a new piece in 2 weeks time frame!  YLE went through some extraordinary time as well, as all their sports programs had to be replaced by something else in no time.  Forms of Social Distancing came out in YLE Olohuone in April, and a re-edited version of it will be installed in Ars Kärsämäki 13 June – 31 July 2020.

In March Tellervo started regular online meetings with artists Susanne Bosch from Berlin and Chrissie Tiller from London. Together they wanted to share their long experiences in the field of participatory art. The original plan was to share and experiment face to face, but it turned out that the zoom sessions worked surprisingly well for deep exchange. We just heard the news that their project got funding from LADA, London, and will take further shape in fall 2020 in collaboration with LADA and Heart of Glass, UK!

Oliver took this change to learn more about AI through online courses in Aalto and Harvard Universities!

It was a big relief to notice that we can safely continue our major long term project Keskustelupuisto (Common Ground Park) in collaboration with Lönnström Art Museum. The meetings with the participants were moved online.  As planned, the new park in Rauma will be ready for the opening party 12 September!

Thanks for taking time to read about our Covid-19 times.

Tellervo & Oliver


Common Ground – A Public Space Game (Keskustelupuisto) web site is launched, and the project is now open for applications! Anyone living in Rauma, Finland, can apply. The project will involve 36 residents who reflect the age distribution of the local population. They will design and realise a public park within a game-like process April 2019 – August 2020. The game will consist of six moves that begin with individual views and move gradually toward collectiveness. In the beginning, the park will be divided into 36 parts, with each participant initially receiving one part to design. A sum of 200 euros per person will be reserved for each move in the game. After the initial individual move, participants will get a chance to cooperate during moves 2–5; they can merge their plots and pool their allocations. The changes to the park will be implemented as the game progresses. The sixth move can only be made by unanimous decision. A sum of 14,000 euros will be reserved for the last move. When all changes are made, a party will be held to celebrate completion of the project. The project is collaboration with Lönnström Art Museum.


We are honoured to have the Finland premiere of Tracking Dar Es Salaam at Mänttä Art Festival (17 June – 31 August, 2018), curated by Veikko Halmetoja.

The work is an interactive video installation, which shows parallel realities of Dar es Salaam through one ordinary weekday of 11 local inhabitants. The spectator have to make choices which of the video clips to watch, recorded in different parts of the city during that day – which of the people to follow and listen. The soundtrack consists of recorded interviews with the participants as well as music, which is individually composed for each of the 11 inhabitants.

This work was originally curated by ZK/U, funded by Habitat Unit / Technische Universität Berlin, AVEK and Taike, Finland and hosted by Nafasi Art Space in Dar es Salaam. The music for the work was composed by Nick Martin and Tellervo Kalleinen.


In Avatar Influence Game, commissioned by m-cult, three different groups from Maunula neighbourhood try to influence their surroundings through an avatar. They control the avatars real time – played by actors Outi Vuoriranta, Niina Sillanpää and Max Bremer – as the avatars move within the local ‘game zone’.

Public can follow the gaming 6 June 5-8pm / 7 June 2-6pm / 10 June 1-6pm at Maunulatalo.


We are happy to announce that our project proposal, submitted to the open call of Lönnström Art Museum, was selected. The generous production sum of 150 000 euro allowed us to think big, and we developed the concept COMMON GROUND – A Public Space Game.

We´ll invite 36 people to turn an appointed piece of land into a public park within a two year process. The design process has six devolvement stages, which we call “the moves”. The 36 people are representative for the age distribution in the area.

The project is a journey from individual visions into a collective process. For each of the moves the participants can use 200 euro each. In the first move the participants implement their individual ideas to their own small plot, basing on their own vision of the park. The moves 2-5 bring them into interaction with the ideas of the other participants, and they can choose whether to continue working alone or combine ideas, plots and the money with some fellow participants. The move 6 is a collective one, and it takes place only if the group has a consensus of what to do with 14000 euro. When the park is ready, we´ll celebrate!

Locals and the internet audience can follow how the park develops. The interviews, which are done before and after the process, capture the participants´thoughts about ownership, differences and collective decision making. The interviews can be listened in the park after it gets ready.