STUDIO KALLEINEN

TRACKING DAR ES SALAAM @ ZK/U, BERLIN, 17-26 MARCH, 2017

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Our new work Tracking Dar es Salaam premiers at ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik in Berlin, as part of Juxtaposing Narratives -exhibition.

The work is an interactive video installation, which shows parallel realities of Dar es Salaam through one weekday of 11 local inhabitants.

The work was part of Urban Narratives project of Habitat Unit. It was curated by ZK/U, funded by Technische Universität Berlin, AVEK and Taike and hosted by Nafasi Art Space, Dar es Salaam. The music was composed by Nick Martin and Tellervo Kalleinen.
Connected to the exhibition there is an international Urban Heritage Activism Conference

PLAY HOUSE BY YKON @ BALTIC CIRCLE, HELSINKI, 19 NOV, 2016

A flat filled with dozens of people, drinks, food, music… and then what? YKON invites you to play and experiment with the conventions of social interaction. This evening will show whether simple, low-tech game mechanics can radically alter how people relate to each other.

Welcome to the suspension, deconstruction and general messing around and reconfiguration with social interactions. Welcome to a collective journey to something else than party as usual. Welcome to Play House!

This four-hour event will take place in a yet undisclosed location. Guests will receive further instructions via sms.

More info here

SPEECH KARAOKE AT LAVAKLUBI, HELSINKI, 20 FEB, 2016

The next edition of the Speechkaraoke Club evening will present speeches from Thailand. In a field trip to Bangkok, the rice fields of Surin and the Finnish Ex-pat community at Hua-Hin members of SKAG collected short speeches from people of all strands of live. Among the new speeches is a monologue by a former Thai-boxing World Champion and a speech by a monk from the controversial Wat Phra Dhammakaya Buddhist temple. Finnish citizens that immigrated to Hua Hin gave speeches about the sometimes comical side of Life in Thailand. The famous apology to Thai berry-pickers can be performed at the club as well.

Free entry! Welcome!

NO/GOOD PLACE: UTOPIAN ART FROM FINLAND IN ITHACA 23 MARCH – 22 APRIL 2016

HANDWERKER GALLERY, ITHACA

“While utopian or dystopian stories or images typically imagine societies separated from us in space (the island or enclave) or time (the future), these fictions invite us to make comparisons to our own world.  The flaws and nascent possibilities that we are blind to in our own time and place become visible when projected onto another one.  Similarly, the utopian gestures or critiques found in these artworks from Finland offer us opportunities to reflect on our own utopian aspirations.  The photographs, films, performances, and installations in the exhibition explore the porous boundaries between utopia and dystopia.”

Curator: Paul Wilson

Participating artists: IC-98, Otto Karvonen, Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, Nina Katchadourian, Pilvi Takala, and Tärähtäneet ämmät/Nutty Tarts.