Dr Untitled – an online performance @Untitled Festival, 24 September 2021

In the performance we share our struggles of living up to our values and ideals. This session is intended for professional “re-imagineers” who work day in and out on the transformation of society. In our experiment we want to understand how individuals manage to translate the goals and ideals of their daily work into their private life. Do you advocate a basic universal income but don’t know how to deal with your kids’ pocket money? Do you implement national citizens assemblies but cannot decide on the family vacation?  Are you a vegan eating meat in your dreams? Do you have occasionally brief moments of feeling like a hypocrite? Then this is the right session for you. In full anonymity we share cases about such dissonances. The presented cases – your cases – will be discussed by our peer-to-peer support network. At the same time each case will be fed into an immature human AI system called “Åsa and Max” that is particularly responsive to so called intention-behavior discrepancies. Our system – while still in its infancy – will unapologetically try to produce recommendations for each case. It nevertheless needs to be trained by providing feedback on the presented recommendations. 

Join us in trying to apply big picture ideas on a very small scale.

Disclaimer: This session requires no imagination.

Time: 24 September 2.30pm EEST

Concept and facilitation by  Ceyda Berk-Söderblom, Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen

Production by MiklagardArts 

With actors Max Bremer and Åsa Nybo


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!



Archipelago Science Fiction will be part of  Making Worlds at Zentrum für Teoretische Peripherie, Berlin. The event includes screenings and performances from artists Monika Czyżyk | Henna-Riikka Halonen | Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta | Tuomas A. Laitinen | Bjørn MelhusAlmagul Menlibayeva | Jaakko Pallasvuo | Ming Wong and conversations facilitated by curator Isabel de Sena.