STUDIO KALLEINEN

PLAYING ADULTS @ TROUBLE FESTIVAL, BRUSSELS, 11 JULY, 2021

Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen are currently taking part in the Trouble festival in Belgium, 11 July 2021 2pm and 6pm with their piece Playing Adults. In the piece four adult actors perform adults based on the observations and views of children, who have been interviewed for the piece. The performance turns the local Parc Liedekerke -playground into an absurd stage of adulthood. While sliding down from a castle performers shout descriptions of adults the interviewed children don’t want to become like. While standing on a seesaw the performers tell children’s reflections about dilemmas related to adulthood. The piece highlights the critical views and hopeful thoughts of children about their future in a changing world. Playing Adults creates an awkward tension and a dialogue between generations.

Because of the pandemia, the duo directs the performance from a distance. The performers of the piece are Maxime Bodson, Jean Fürst, Julia Ghysels and Emilienne Tempels and the assistant director is Francoise Berlanger. Trouble festival is curated by Antoine Pickels. 

Free entry!

 

WINDOW CLEANER ORGANISED A COMPLAINTS CHOIR @ THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART. READ HERE THE ARTICLE ABOUT IT, BY JOSE GARCIA OLIVIA

“In 2020, in the middle of the pandemic, many complaints rose against universities, especially art universities where studios and workshops are fundamental for most of the students. Imagine international students who pay up to £29.000 a year, and what they are receiving is a Zoom link. They are fighting for fair adjustment of the fees in accordance with what they are receiving 14 . It’s also important to mention that art university strikes began even before the Covid-19 outbreak when staff complained for 14 days all around the UK for zero-hours contracts, pay devaluation, rising workloads and the gender and ethnicity pay gap 15 . In parallel, students demonstrated by the lack of tutorials, crowded workshops, and the number of students per course.

All these discontents built up energy of collective action against the institution. From that place, a complaint choir was the perfect tool to use. Due to the lockdown, video call was the only channel where we can attempt to sing together. For the aim of this project, it didn’t matter how harmonious singing was performed; it was more about the action of singing collectively as a political performative tool. ”

READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE AND SEE THE CHOIR VIDEO @ https://www.cleanyourwindow.co.uk/articles/complaintchoir/

COMPLAINTS CHOIR OF LIVERPOOL

FACT Liverpool is organising a new, this time entirely work -related complaints choir, as part of their exhibition Real Work. The choir director is fabulous Jennifer John. The choir performances take place 31 August 2019 – follow Fact web site for details! The premier of the video documentation of the choir song is 12 September 2019 – welcome! Tellervo Kalleinen will be present in the event. Image by FACT Liverpool.