CITY AS A LIVING ORGANISM -SEMINAR, TAMMISAARI 27 – 28 MAY

Tellervo takes part to a two day seminar City as a Living Organism in Tammisaari.

The Participants:
Ylva Rancken-Lutz (FIN)
Sociology, Activist
www.yrancken.wordpress.com

Thorwald ter Kulve (NL, UK)
Product Designer, Maker, Artist
www.thorterkulve.nl

Petri Kuljuntausta (FIN)
Sound, Electronic Music, Soundscape/Environmental Sound
www.petriear.blogspot.fi

Mari Krappala (FIN)
Art Theorist
www.marikrappala.com

Leena Kela (FIN)
Performance Artist
www.leenakela.com

Tellervo Kalleinen (FIN)
Artist, Acupuncturist
www.tellervo.net

Brad Downey (USA, GER)
Artist
www.braddowney.com

Howard Choy (CN, AUS, GER)
Feng Shui and Feng Shui Architecture,Taijiquan and Qigong
www.howardchoy.wordpress.com

Marco Casagrande (FIN)
Architect, Environmental Artist, Biourban Theorist
www.clab.fi/information/architect/

The seminar is organised by a duo called AKU – visual acupuncture. “We use acupuncture as a poetic metaphor in our work, investigating problems of the urban environment and how they can be addressed using urban intervention in the form of installations, performances and other visual changes.”

KAUKAISU – RECORD RELEASED 4 JUNE!

Kaukaisu: Käsky ja hyräily
Vinyl LP, limited edition of 500 copies. Release date 4 June 2014.

You can buy it from Bandcamp, Recorshop x or Digelius.
- Download codes come along the LP.
- In Bandcamp there is also an option just to buy digital tracks.

Kaukaisu is a new band with Finnish and French members. Kaukaisu’s musicians arrive from different corners of the boundless field of music – weaving an unusual combination of instruments and approaches into a powerful mixture of atmospheres.

Best known as a visual and conceptual artist, Tellervo Kalleinen has taken the leap and released songs she has composed over the past 22 years. The idea for the album was born two years ago when Kalleinen met French Nicolas Petitdan, a member of Berlin’s experimental music scene. They invited the gorgeous Mia Erlin from Helsinki to take over as lead vocalist. The album’s improvisational sections are led by the legendary Jone Takamäki, known for example from Krakatau. He plays several types of saxophone and Japanese shakuhachi flute on the record. Playing folk harp on nearly all tracks is Salla Hakkola, who is known in Finland for her innovative playing. Guiding the rhythm is young Finnish drum virtuoso Ilmari Heikinheimo.

Also adding crucial ingredients to the mix are violin (Veera Railio), cello (Riikka Lampinen), Tuvan-styled throat singing (Pasi Mäkelä), programming landscapes (Samon Takahashi) and dough-whisk (Teemu Tuonela). In post-production, the sounds were mixed by Petitdan and Mika Mylläri.

The LP’s gatefold sleeve was designed by Berlin-based Finnish visual artist Niina Lehtonen Braun.

The band’s name is a combination of two Finnish words: laukaisu (trigger/launch/release) and kaukana (far away). The song with the longest roots is Näin minä laulan (This is How I Sing), which Kalleinen wrote in 1991 – when she was 16. The arrangement process included physical distance, as music files shuttled back and forth between Berlin and Helsinki. Emotional and physical distance is also reflected in the lyrics.

Record release party at 4 June at Dubrovnik (Eerikinkatu 11, Helsinki). Besides Kaukaisu’s gig, Kiwa will perform his re-mix of Kaukaisu´s song Tauko in the record release party 4 June 2014 – live! Kiwa will also be the DJ of the evening.

SOUND WORK AT FOAM, UK

Tellervo was commissioned by Foam to make a sound work on vinyl.

She asked people she met – one day in April 2014 – to say or sing “A” and “B”. Then she composed “A-song” and B-song” out of those sounds.

“Foam is a peripatetic programme of arts activity – that includes an exhibition, commissions, and a series of performance events. At its heart is an archive of 100 records made by 100 artists which has been selected by myself and contributing selectors. Each one of these records is a one off- a dub plate. The project aims to present these rescords as unique art objects. Audiences can select, and directly play a record, played over speakers in a gallery setting. None of the works are broadcasted, you can only listen to them in the space of their presentation.”

The vinyls will tour as follows:

P/N, London, 23rd May – 14th June

And/Or, London, 4th July – 2nd August http://www.creativeandorcultural.com/

Wysing Arts Centre, Space/Time festival
30th August

INVESTMENT ZONE – 1st Public Moment MAY 10

Investment Zone is a reality game, group experiment and participatory art work. It takes place from April to September 2014 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany and Bangalore, India.

The project will have three public moments, where the players will introduce their approch for the audience in person. The public moments are:
1. 10 May 7pm
2. 19 July
3. 20 September

The first public moment puts us in touch with the Indian players: we will have a direct skype connection to Bangalore, and we will offer Indian food!

MORE INFO
Ten locals (aka players) in Gelsenkirchen and Bangalore are invited to make use of a plot of a defined empty land (aka game zone) in their city over the course of six months. The land is transformed through the moves decided by the players. The moves can be anything; Realizing personal desires, thinking of common good, using the game zone as a stage or approaching the area poetically are all possible approaches for planning the moves.

The players meet every other week within “game meetings” where they receive small grants, which they have to invest to the game zone within the next two weeks (50 eur in Gelsenkirchen, 25 eur in Bangalore per person). A negotiation between an individual and the collective will be part of the game process. In the meetings the players deliberate and discuss in a structured manner the development of the plot. They can act on their own, or they can pool their resources and collaborate to achieve greater impact. It is entirely up to the discussions and negotiations between the players what investments and actions in the zone shall be taken. See the rules more in detail here http://www.investmentzone.info/ (the new web site launched 10 May)

How does the processes differ in the shrinking city Gelsenkirchen and over populated Bangalore where the relationship to land and collective differs?

ORGANISERS
The concept of Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen was created within the bigger framework of Archipel Invest -project curated by KunstRepublic http://ai.kunstrepublik.de/
The project is Produced by Urbane Künste Ruhr
The Bangalore -section is Supported by Goethe Institute and organised by Jaaga http://jaaga.in/

“PLAY THIS AT MY FUNERAL” WAS AWARDED AT FACES OF WISDOM

Play this at my Funeral (directed by Tellervo Kalleinen and Niina Lehtonen Braun, audio by Blood Music aka Karl Jonas Winqvist) received 2nd prize, value of 2000 eur at Faces of Wisdom -film festival in Helsinki.

The jury – including producer/director Kit Thomas, distributor Gitte Hansen, cinematrogafer/director Ville Tanttu and director Dani Kouyate – states:

-We are taken on a trip of thoughtful moments from a question sung to us and the characters in this film: What instrument would you like to have played at your funeral? A film that leaves the safety of spoken or written word behind, and communicate with through music and visuals and faces filled with wonder, doubts, worry, humor and joy. It is moving and meaningful as it addresses a subject that is often shrouded in taboo – our own death and our relationship to it.-

“I LOVE MY JOB” IN MEXICO CITY 1 MAY – 6 JULY

Parallax -exhibiton at Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City, 1.5.-6.7.2014.

Finnish Artist Association brings a group of established contemporary artists to Mexico City: Adel Abidin, Cleaning Women, Veli Granö, Tommi Grönlund & Petteri Nisunen, Kalle Hamm & Dzamil Kamanger, Minna Henriksson, Sasha Huber & Petri Saarikko, IC-98, Elina Juopperi, Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, Kaisu Koivisto, Erkki Kurenniemi, Antti Laitinen, Puurunen & Pöysti, Seppo Renvall, Mika Taanila, Roi Vaara ja Elina Vainio

Tellervo and Oliver presents there I Love My Job -video piece.

Curators:Giovanna Esposito Yussif and Marketta Haila.

“PLAY THIS AT MY FUNERAL” AT EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL 23-27 APRIL

The video Play This At My Funeral by Tellervo Kalleinen and Niina Lehtonen-Braun is selected to 27. European Media Art Festival in Osnabrueck (23.-27.4.2014).

In the video different people in Helsinki and Berlin are looking to the camera, holding the instruments they wish to be played at their funeral. Just  like in the song itself, also in the video the contradictory feelings  towards the death – unavoidable for all of us – come through.

The video is matched to the song “Play this at my funeral” by Karl-Jonas Winqvist aka Blood Music. The participants – aged between 4 and 90 – were found through an open call distributed in social media.

The distribution of the work by AV-Arkki

“THE COMPLAINTS CHOIR OF KHURVALETI AND SHAVSVEBI” PERFORMS 20-22 MARCH!

During 5 rehearsals ca 36 locals in Khurvaleti and Shavsvebi created and rehearsed their own complaint song in Khurvaleti IDP sttlement. They will perform it in public between 20nd of March and 22nd of March, 2014.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Thursday 20 March
16:00-17:00 Open rehearsal in Shavsvebi IDP Settlement
18:00 Performance at Khurvaleti IDP Settlement

Friday 21 March
15:00 Performance in village Khurvaleti (in front of the school)

Saturday 22 March
14:00 Project presentation and performance, Europe House, Tbilisi
15:00 Liberty Metro Station, open air performance, Tbilisi
15:30 Performance in Children’s Palace, Tbilisi