The investment Zone Bangalore -reality game has reached it´s end! A pop up exhibition about the project can be seen at Jaaga, Bangalore, 6-7 December 2014.
We are now working towards a book in order to share the learnings and adventures of the project through the individual interviews with the players in Bangalore and Gelsenkirchen. The aim is to release the book within our solo show in Helsinki art hall in October 2015!
Thank you for KUNSTrePUBLIC, Jaaga, Urbane Kunste Ruhr and Goethe Institute Bangalore for enabling this work to be realized!
Very special thanks for the committed players who invested a great amount of time and creativity into the game – Bangalore: Vivek Chockalingam, Ria Rajan, Rebana John, Nikhil Narendra, Neha Mehta, Kamya Ramachandran, Kadambari Misra, Jackson Porretta, Avril Stormy Unger, Arzu Mistry, Shaona Sen and Gelsenkirchen: Marino Bakoulis, Cynthia Browne, Carina Duchale, Thomas Frank, Lars W. Gieskes, Lasse Gieskes, Connie Mealing, Florian Mealing, Roman Pilgrim and the guest players Valid Hassan, Irwan Ahmett und Tita Salina – and the brilliant game masters: Angelina Duchale (Gelsenkirchen) Archana Prasad (Bangalore)
We are happy to be part of the opening show of the new Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng -museum, which is located in the former French Pavilion of 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. Among 52 artists we show there the 4-channel complaints choirs installation.
Finland’s national public service broadcasting company YLE shows our movies I Love My Job and People in White Monday 15th September 11.45pm. In some countries they can be viewed afterwards at YLE areena (I Love My Job: Finnish and Swedish language, Finnish subtitles, People in White: Dutch language, Finnish subtitles)
Welcome to the ending event of Investment Zone -project in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 24th September 2014, 6pm!
Presentations, food, drinks, live music and a party! Open stage for the first street piano of Gelsenkirchen!
Investment Zone – a half a year Reality Game and a participatory art project in Gelsenkirchen – is reaching the end! In April a group of volunteers in Gelsenkirchen received a piece of land for half a year. They have met every 2 weeks, and each time received 50 eur each to invest to the land. The same process has happened simultaneously in Bangalore, India. Come and see the results – and enjoy the atmosphere of the transformed area!
Location: Gewerbepark am Schalker Verein, Europastrasse, 45879 Gelsenkirchen
The project continues still in Bangalore. You can follow the game at www.investmentzone.info
Due to the successful reception of the exhibition – the closing date of this group exhibition is extended until 9 November in CAAC, Sevilla. We show there our video work The Making of Utopia.
Complaints Choir installation travels to Tokyo within the touring Living as Form -exhibition (nomadic version) by Creative Times. It will be shown at 3331 Arts Chiyoda 15 – 28 November 2014.
Our project concept “Avatar” was chosen to Nordisc Panorama´s special program Hackathon. It is a platform where experts of different field gather to brainstorm and develop different aspects of an existing concept. Read about Avatar and Hackathon here.
We are glad to be “The Media Artists of the Month” withing the series of M2HZ web tv. Four interview episodes can be followed here
We are also happy to invite you in the following events in August 2014:
9th August 12-2pm, Helsinki, Flow Festival´s Flow Talks – organised by FRAME. The theme of this talk session is participatory art.
25th August 6pm: The Brioni Re-Mixes by YKON at Gallery MUU, Helsinki
30th August at Wysing Arts Centre, Time-Space: Future -event. There FOAM presents the archive of one-off dub plate records – each of them having a sound work of commissioned artists – including Tellervo Kalleinen.
The complaints choirs of Berlin and Dresden received surprisingly much attention of German media. They even made it into the main evening news (ZDF heute). Culture channel Arte portrait the Dresden choir and Spiegel Online the Berlin choir.
BRAND Eins, an economic newspaper in Germany that I read from time to time, made an extended interview with us. The interviewer was Bernhard Bartsch from weltreporter.de; he later joined the Berlin Complaints Choir.
There was as well an article in the last remaining newspaper of Gelsenkirchen, the WAZ, about investmentzone.