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PARTICIPATORY ART – TELLERVO KALLEINEN (Finland) and OLIVER KOCHTA – KALLEINEN (Germany) /meeting

Artist duo TELLERVO KALLEINEN (FIN) and OLIVER KOCHTA-KALLEINEN (GER) have made participatory art together for ca. 20 years. In their practice, they attempt to merge the languages and approaches of a number of disciplines, such as film, performance, game design, experimental education, facilitation, social architecture and alternative economies. They invite locals in different parts of the world to join different creative processes, such as planning a park with fellow citizens, make sci-fi movies based on fears and hopes of inhabitants or sing out daily life complaints in a choir.
(http://studiokalleinen.net)

In the artist talk at HayArt Cultural Center, they will talk about their work and show samples of their works.
Key Projects
INTERNATIONAL COMPLAINTS CHOIR
This is a community art project inviting people to sing their complaints. The first Choir was organised in Birmingham in 2005, and follow-up events took place in Helsinki, Hamburg and St. Petersburg. Video installations about the project and various iterations of the Choir followed.
(http://www.studiokalleinen.net/complaintschoir.html)

WHAT I WISH I’D LEARNED IN SCHOOL
Performative lectures by people sharing what important topics they were not taught in school but thought would have helped them in life.
(http://www.studiokalleinen.net/school.html)

SPEECH KARAOKE
“Like classic Karaoke, but instead of singing, people can do spoken karaoke versions of their favourite speech. The system includes all kinds of speeches, ranging from dictators’ rants to movie speeches to private wedding speeches.”
(http://speechkaraoke.org)

Event sponsor: Artasfoundation (Switzerland)

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