STUDIO KALLEINEN

OCEAN DWELLERS @ NORDIC EMBASSIES, BERLIN

Archipelago Science Fiction is part of Ocean Dwellers exhibition at the Nordic Embassies in Berlin. The exhibition is curated by Solvej Ovesen and in runs from 18 OCT 18,  2019 until FEB 16, 2020.

The Turku archipelago on the Baltic Sea provide the framework for four scifi scenarios. The islanders themselves perform the hilarious and sometimes chilling episodes, which base on their own fears and hopes of how the area will develop.

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.

SOLO SHOW @ KUNSTVEREIN LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY

The Complaints Choirs video installation is taking over the whole Kunstverein with massive video screens spreading over the beautiful space of  Kunstverein Ludwigshafen. The installation is expanded for the first time with the Georgian complaints choir that was organised in an IDP camp in Shavshebi near Gori.

An artist talk and conversation will take place at the Kunstverein 30 June 12 o’clock  – and four local complaints choir perform in that event. Thank you curator Barbara Auer for this wonderful collaboration!

100.000 PAPER BAGS FOR HAVANA BIENNIAL 2019

9 CARTUCHOS
– Paper Bag Stories From Cuba

The paper bag is a deceptively simple object, often overlooked, seldom admired. It nevertheless can tell manifold  stories spanning from early industrialization, to late modernist consumer society up to the most recent global trade wars.  Especially in the Cuban context, with its own economic model, the blockade of the US and the collapse of the Eastern bloc the simple paper bag can be a great interrogator of histories, politics, economics and, conflicts of a global scale. In Cuba paper bags mean both past and the future: paper bags were changed into plastic bags when the Soviet Union collapsed, so for many people they are nostalgic objects.

We commissioned local professional writers and thinkers to write a speech about Cuba from their particular point of view – using a paper bag as a reference point. An edition of 7 paper bags with excerpts of each of the 7 speeches  printed on the bags in total 100.000 bags. The bags are distributed by local pupils (see image above) over the period of the biennial to vegetable markets and small grocery stores around Havana to be given out to people. Thus the artwork is slowly distributed to many households of the city over the period of the biennial.  The complete speeches can be listened at the Havana biennale exhibition.

CONSIDERING FINLAND @ KUNSTVEREIN LUDWIGSHAFEN

Our work Archipelago Science Fiction will be part of the “Considering Finland” -exhibition in Ludwigshafen Kunstverein from November 10, 2018 until January, 13 2019. In the piece inhabitants of archipelago of west Finland are acting in four sci-fi scenarios imagining the future of the area. On November 10 a screening of People in White as well as our artist talk will be organised as part of the program. The exhibition is curated by Barbara Auer and Stefanie Kleinsorge.