Why do we think like we think? For All put it’s focus on the people hidden inside statistics – and to the stories behind their opinions.
The 100 people in the art piece forms a cross-section of the Finnish population in terms of gender, age, region, education, level of income, country of origin and mother tongue. 51 of them are classified as women, 13 isover 70 years old, one is from Asia and one holds a Ph.D.
In 2015 Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen visited them around Finland. The artists interviewed people about their personal relationship with 30 topics that tend to divide opinions. The interviewees tried to pinpoint experiences and influences that play a role on how their opinions were shaped.
The 1900 responses fed into an interactive video-installation. One spectator at a time can choose who to let speak, and on what topic.
Concept, Interviews, Camera: Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen /Programming: Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen Producers: Essi Ojanperä, Heini Puurunen, Tellervo Kalleinen / Translations: Laura Hilska, Susanne Ådahl, Mauri Aarniosuo, Eeva Marttinen, Jussi Suvanto, Tim Page, Anni Kåhre, Liisa Roberts, Rita Jokiranta / Editing and Color Correction: Nina Forsman, Tellervo Kalleinen, Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen / Editing Assistance: Nina Aspinen, Saana Kotila, Sanna Kultanen / Consultation: Kaskpar Brakis, Tina Cavén, Taru Elfving, Irmeli Kokko, Seppo Laaksonen, Laura Lohikoski, Reijo Sund / Supporters: Finnish Cultural Foundation, Kone Foundation, AVEK (Elena Näsänen), Oskar Öflund Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland. WARM THANKS TO THE PARTICIPANTS!