AUGUST & SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE
Find below a list of venues where you can see our works during August and September 2012, and scroll down for the descriptions of the new works What I Wish I Had Learned in School and Speech Karaoke. Welcome to see and participate!
by The Speech Karaoke Action Group
at Helsinki Festival & Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
– see more info and the exact schedule below
WHAT I WISH I WOULD HAVE LEARNED IN SCHOOL
by Hirvanen, Kalleinen and Kochta-Kalleinen
at Palikkaooppera -exhibition, Kerava Art Museum, Finland
– see more info and the exact schedule below
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20-26 August at Media Facades -festival, Helsinki
COMPLAINTS CHOIRS -installation
at I Wish This Was A Song. Music in Contemporary Art -exhibition
Nasjonalmuseet Oslo, 14 September 2012 – 20 January 2013
COMPLAINTS CHOIRS -presentation
28-29 Septemberat You-Fest, Madrid
WHAT I WISH I HAD LEARNED IN SCHOOL
a collaborative work by Maija Hirvanen, Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen at the Kerava Art Museum in the opening exhibition Palikkaoopperra, curated by Kristian Smeds.
Hirvanen, Kalleinen and Kochta-Kalleinen invited Finns to contribute 45 minute lessons each about – What I wish I had learned in school. Using print and electronic media, they sent out an invitation to participate. The invitation asked– is there some knowledge, skill or understanding about something in particular that would have helped you considerably in life, if you had learned it earlier? Of those who replied, 10 people will prepare a lesson about their subject matter at the new art museum of Kerava in the pedagogical room. The classes range from practical skills to very big personal revelations which brought on by difficult experiences. It remains to be seen how 45 minutes can be enough time for each of these participant to share their subject! The lessons have been prepared in a dialogue between the participants and the artist threesome. There is a 15 minute recess between lessons. Visitors are welcome to come to all of the lessons, or to just one of the lessons.
• SCHOOL DAY STUDY SCHEDULE-
If only I had learned…
14.00 Leena Marno: “… how to do small fix it jobs in the home including how to empty a trap? And repair your bycicle!
15.00 Päivi Venäläinen “… get pleasure from learning.”
16.00 Anna-Stina Nykänen …” how to politely respond to unbelievable insults, bad treatment and being subjected to domination .”
17.00 Taina Saarinen “…shaking hands when you meet.”
2.SCHOOL DAY STUDY SCHEDULE:
“If only I had learned …”
12.00 Hanna Seitapuro “… how to understand the world from the perspective of another species, such as lice” (lesson for schoolgroup)
17.00 Hanna Seitapuro “…how to understand the world from the perspective of another species, such as lice.”
18.00 Hanna-Leena Helavuori “… a healthier body image and less ball games.”
19 Merja Puustinen “… that when a rapist puts his weapn in your face, check if it is an air or gas pistol first.”
3. SCHOOL DAY STUDY SCHEDULE:
“If only I had learned…”
14 Mari Wiiskanta “…how to be myself and get meaner.”
15 Sakari Oka “…that you end up with a good piece of writing when you try to get away with writing something easily.”
16 Inkeri Aalto-Setälä “…how to publicly mourn, and appreciate hard life experiences that can help you find a new life.”
17 Johanna Lystilä “…to accept all of my feelings peacefully.”
SPEECH KARAOKE COMES TO HELSINKI!
Speech Karaoke is just like traditional kakaroke, except that participants chose a speech from the karaoke folder instead of a song. The selection of speeches ranges from world famous historical speeches to local and private speeches. Speech Karaoke will take place for the first time in Helsinki, at the Helsinki Festival Week club and at Kiasma.
The founders of Speech Kakaroke- the Speech Kakaroke Action Group is organizing an open and free speech workshop on Saturday 18.8 and Sunday 19.8 at Kiasma. Participants can join at any time during the workshop.You can bring a speech that you are especially excited or fond of which you would like to contribute to the selection of kakraoke speeches. Or you can come without a speech in mind.The Speech Karaoke Action Group will help you to find and chose a speech if you need to. Speeches in all languages are welcomed.Actress Heidi Linden will act as a speech coach. She will give individual support and assistance for the preperation of presentation of speeches. Participants to the workshops may also plan and work on the Speech Karaoke videos. The videos will remain a permanent part of the Speech karaoke\s selection.
The Speech Karaoke Event:
You can give your speeches and listen to others in a relaxed atmosphere at the Festival Week club on Saturday, August 25 and at Kiasma on Friday, August 31. The host of the evening is Julius Valve, a well known figure of the karaoke bar scene in Helsinki. Each speech will be given from a podium in the speaker\s own individual style of the speaker.
Speech workshop Sat. 18.8, 1pm-4pm in the Kiasma Seminar Room
Speech workshop Su. 19.8, 1pm-4pm in the Kiasma Seminar Room
Speech karaoke evening Sat. 25.8, 9pm-01.30 am at the Helsinki Festival Week Club
Speech karaoke evening Fri. 31.8, 5pm-7pm at Kiasma
The speech karaoke prototype was created for the exhibition “I am a socialist-anarchist-individual-collectivist-individualist-communist-cooperative-aristocrat-democrat” produced by the Academy of Fine Arts and shown at Hameenlinna and Jyvaskyla art museums. The first Speech Karaoke Bar Evening was held at Kanuti Gildi Hall in Tallin in May 2012. This project was developed by the Finland based Finnish-German artist group Speech Karaoke Action Group. The members of the group include-
Frank Maria Brümmel, Krister Gråhn, Tellervo Kalleinen, Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, Tuomas Aleksander Laitinen, Carl Sebastian Lindberg, Pilvari Pirtola, Johanna Raekallio, Satu Rautiainen, Pasi Rauhala, Jyrki Riekki, Hanna Saarikoski ja Julius Valve.
The Speech Karaoke Workshops and events are organized collaboratively By Kiasma with the Helsinki Festival Week.