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Events : May 29, 2012

May 28, 2012 - June 10, 2012 various times
part of project: Kontaining

A two-week takeover of a shipping container in Lasipalatsinaukio, Helsinki, from the 28th of May until the 10th of June 2012. Kontaining is produced by Ptarmigan ry in association with the Arts Council of Uusimaa. Kontaining will host projects by artists that consider the specific site of the container in Kamppi, in the categories of installation, performance and/ or participatory activities. The project is process-oriented, supports experimentation and encourages interactive and site-specific artwork and cross-media exchange.

The Ptarmigan team developing Kontaining is: Amal Laala, James Andean, Marek Pluciennik and Sari Kivinen.

Ptarmigan programme at Kontaining

28.05 Whose* Issues Creative Sustainability students of Aalto University

29.05  Performance programme
Cagevent: Sometimes it works, Sometimes it doesn’t: Karri Kokko, Joséphine A. Garibaldi and Paul Zmolek
Service At The Kontainer (See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Say No Evil):
Baaba Jakeh
Cagevent: Sometimes it works, Sometimes it doesn’t: Karri Kokko, Joséphine A. Garibaldi and Paul Zmolek
perfhop (in BarCamp style - all are welcome to come at start of the event to put your name on a list to participate)
Cherry Love Part I: Tattooing

30.05 process performance
Sari TM Kivinen (& guests) 'Drop-in' performers are welcome...
Install begins of Sound of Mäkelänkatu by Hermanni Saarinen

Sound of Mäkelänkatu –installation
Hermanni Saarinen

Marek Pluciennik 24hour event

02.06 Workshop, sound and music programme
10am -1pm
Hacklab workshop (tbc)
1pm - 7pm
Acousmatica IV: Acousmatica Kontained
An afternoon of acousmatic music, in the intimate setting of the Kontainer, including works both local and international, both fresh and classic...
Kontainer (Re)Sounding
Sound and music performances by Carmelo Nesci, Alejandro Olarte, Solmund Nystabakk, Saara Rautio, James Andean, Sound&Motion, and others

Moving image minifestival by Marek Pluciennik (times to be confirmed)

reSwing - installation
Leyla Nasibova, Verónica Bluguermann, Reha Discioglu

Vrouw Maria – 24 hours exhibition in process
Hannah Harkes  

Leri, Oggi Doman - photographic exhibition
Jari Heinonen
"Degradé - open rehearsal"
Anna Rouhu & Guadalupe López-Íñiguez

unKontained Translations – interactive installation with workshops and performances (times to be announced)
Arlene Tucker

Pluciè & Des Andes (James Andean & Marek Pluciennik performance)

Mapping culture workshop (artHOP) with Christine Langinauer & Sari TM Kivinen
2pm- late
P o P _ X

Liina Kuitinen (times to be confirmed)

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May 29, 2012 klo 18:30
part of project: perfhop


perfhop is a group who meets once a month to experiment with all kinds of ideas/ actions/ gestures/ sounds/ words etc that might possibly look/ sound/ feel like what is termed as performance art. 

Please bring along at least one material or object, and if you have a short (5-10 minute) performance/ action/ idea that your would like to test out in a supportive environment please bring these along. 

This time we will begin with a group improvisation inside (or outside) the container. Followed by individual actions. Followed by discussion. 

We will meet at a shipping container in Lasipalatsin aukio. If you are lost please call 0458840309 to find us!

Welcome along.

May 29, 2012 klo 10:00-12:00 klo 16:00-18:00
part of project: Kontaining

Cagevent: Sometimes it works, Sometimes it doesn’t by Helsinki-based poet Karri Kokko and American performance artists Joséphine A. Garibaldi and Paul Zmolek draws inspiration from the creative process pioneered by John Cage to structure six 15 minute Events developed through aleatoric composition. Cagevent: Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t continues an ongoing collaboration by these three artists initiated at Arte Studio Ginestrelle in Assisi, Italy in May of last year, 2011.

Karri Kokko is a Finnish poet, living and working in Helsinki, Finland. He has published fourteen books, ranging from lyrical poetry to conceptual writing. His most famous book, Shadow Finlandia (2005), is a collage of found material, sentences lifted from personal blogs that deal with depression, anxiety, and addiction. Apart from writing, he also produces visual and digital poetry. In July 2009, he conducted an international Visual Poetry Workshop in Saari Residence, Finland, with poets Geof Huth and Christian Bök, among others. In April 2012 he curated, with British poet and curator Tony Trehy, an international show of visual poetry and textual art, called TextArt -- Poetry to be Looked At, for Tampere Art Museum, Finland.

Garibaldi and Zmolek have directed Thick Dance/Theatre, Giant Refreshed, Omulu Capoeira Sul, Omulu Performance Group, Callous Physical Theatre, Blister Youth Ensemble, and Barefoot Studios in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Southeast Idaho; creating collaborative works with internationally renowned masters of Capoeira, Flamenco, Kathak, Taiko, Congolese and Chinese dance as well as original, evening-length, intermedia performance works in collaboration with visual and performing artists from throughout the United States and Europe.  Their participation in Kontaining, is made possible, in part, by support from Idaho State University and the Idaho Commission on the Arts.

workshop : class : music : ukulele
May 29, 2012 18:30

The Ukulele Club is hosted by Mari Aua ( who has led a ukulele class in Nõmme for couple of years now and is also running Estonia's only ukulele shop (

The evening will consist of:

  • Basics for total beginners: chords, strumming, how to play such a small instrument etc.
  • Playing together some famous and not so famous songs.
  • Teaching each other some tricks about ukulele playing.
  • Having fun :)

Bring your own ukulele, though there are a few spare ukuleles if you don't have one.

Tell everybody who has an ukulele and bring them too!

May 29, 2012 klo 12:00-16:00
part of project: Kontaining

The concept is built around the idea concerning everyday’s human condition. In the face of globalisation, the world is constantly bombaded by information – characterised by conflict, technology, marketing, etc and I’m using my art as a tool to help me investigate and analyse issues of perception and how globalisation affect people as they’re always influenced or forced to view the world in a particular manner.

Through interaction, I’m constantly searching for means to realise areas to trigger memories of loss or hope, of consistence or change, of nervousness of a city, of sharing, of a place. Memories embeded into social realms to connect to people and offer them an opportunity to yet reconnect to others and view the world around them in different ways.
At the same time, I’m trying to encourage the viewers to question the prevailing norms that define today’s world in which peoples’ lives and expectations are ever marooned by desires and the complexities of political or social illusions - resulting into fear of ownself, of others, of the unknown. Fear of history, of the future.

Image credit: 'dressing trees'-(new civilization) - body installation-red fabric, red string, trees- Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Ars11



interactive performance
May 29, 2012 klo 20:30-22:30
part of project: perfhop

Cherry Love is an adult girl without love. She has always had utterly conflicted associations towards her own body and she still doesn’t completely accept it. Helsinki’s queer circles and the world of burlesque artists excite her to make the decision to put herself on show. In particular the idea attracts her that each body can be beautiful and worth looking at. Cherry has prepared herself by reading Barthes’ and Breton’s ideas about love.

Cherry has decide to experiment.

Here it begins! Cherry dresses herself into the only fitting cherry dress and decides to get herself a tattoo.

Come and tell Cherry about your own experiences, share hints or convince her about the perfect tattoo for her. You can also hear presentations on Cherry’s thoughts about love. Cherry warmly welcomes you.