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The basics of Dj:ing WORKSHOP

The Basics of Dj:ing WORKSHOP
Teacher: Michele Uccheddu
Saturday 18th of February
13.00 – 16.00
Kyrkoesplanaden 20 D
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The workshop is free, but you need to sign up!
Sign Up Here – info@platform.fi
Send us your Name and Phone number
The Basic DJ Workshop is designed for anyone who wants to explore the exciting world of DJing. Participants will have the opportunity to try their hand at different mixing techniques, familiarize themselves with the technology, and receive a brief overview of the history of music DJing.
The focus is not only on learning, but also on having fun and making new connections. You will experiment with music alongside others and discover new tunes along the way.
By the end of the workshop, you will:
• Gain a deeper understanding of the history and art of DJing
• Practice various mixing techniques with hands-on experience
• Enjoy making music with others while socializing and discovering new tunes
• Enhance your listening skills
• Make new connections with other music enthusiasts.
DISK JOCKEY
The disc jockey is usually an entertainment professional whose task is to select, very often in a discotheque or club, depending on the tastes of the public, the occasion, but also on his personal style, pieces of music of various kinds, through an amplification system, which the environment itself is equipped with, and to which the console (or disc-console) is connected…Want more?
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Show me yours, I’ll show you mine – Artist meet-up 5 Feb 19.00

 

Elena Rabkina, Artist-in-residence at Platform is
calling all artists to join for a meet-up at @Platform_rf . To show and discuss your art and creations, enjoy others’ creations and connect with like-minded people.

Whether you have a piece to display on a projector or want to perform music, this is a safe space to share and be inspired. Bring your artwork and join us for a relaxed evening filled with good food, drinks, and great company. RSVP by sending a DM and let us know you’re coming so we can make sure there’s enough space for everyone. See you on Sunday, February 5th at 19:00 at Platform (Kyrkoesplanaden 20 D).

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14 Confessions to the City

Exhibition ” 14 confessions to the city”

By Elena Rabkina

 

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14 confessions to the city EXHIBITION +
14 confessions by the artist KICK-OFF
by Elena Rabkina, Artist-in-residency at Platform
20 January at 19.00
Kyrkoesplanaden 20 D Vasa
Platform will provide drinks and snacks
This event serves as an exhibition of the project 14 confessions to the city and is simultaneously the Kick-off of the project 14 confessions of the artist.
The first segment of the project was executed in Vienna in the form of an open diary. The second segment aims to explore the artistic journey in Ostrobothnia. As well as share the power of confession that lies in its ability to lay bare the most vulnerable parts of ourselves, creating a space for understanding, empathy, and connection with others.
“Elena Rabkina is a Belarusian artist that works with documentary photography and interactive art, as well as creates game. Her works often have social commentary and touch upon the topics of community, social justice, migration and ecology. As an artist Elena strongly believes in the power of connection and cocreation. “I have personally experienced the transformative power of community, and believe that through working together and sharing our unique perspectives and experiences, we can create something truly meaningful and impactful”.
During the Platform Art Residence Elena will work with the topic of confessions and will research the life of artistic communities and individuals in Ostrobothnia, as well as presenting the open diary with personal observations and a photo series about artistic life in Finland.”
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Cultural Soup & Presentation wit Elena Rabkina

Cultural Soup. 5 Jan 19.00
Come have a free bowl of soup and meet Platform’s newest artist-in-residence Elena Rabkina
We are serving soup( vegan-friendly) from 19.00!
Kyrkoesplanaden 20 D
Elena Rabkina is a Belarusian artist that work with documentary photography and interactive art, as well as creates game. Her works often have social commentary and touch upon the topics of community, social justice, migration and ecology. As an artist Elena strongly believes in the power of connection and cocreation. “I have personally experienced the transformative power of community, and believe that through working together and sharing our unique perspectives and experiences, we can create something truly meaningful and impactful”.
During the Platform Art Residence Elena will work with the topic of confessions and will research the life of artistic communities and individuals in Ostrobothnia, as well as presenting the open diary with personal observations and a photo series about artistic life in Finland.

 

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Christmas at Platform

CHRISTMAS AT PLATFORM
Welcome to Platform’s Christmas Party 🎄
This event is free an open for anyone. Bring a friend and join us on Friday 16 December at Kyrkoesplanaden 20 D.
Program:
●18.30 Workshop TBA
●19.30 BINGO with the chance of winning art prices
●20.30-22.00 Dj set
+ other creative activities
Platform is providing snacks and drinks.
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Presentation & After Work

 

KATHARINE MEEDING
PRESENTATION & AW

Tuesday 29th Nov.
19.00
Platform rf. Kyrkoesplanaden 20 D

Katharine Meeding is a South African painter who spent the last 2 months in residence at Platform.

”Finding Magic during Marraskuu
I am grateful that my residency coincided with the change of seasons. During this time I was reminded that nature (like us) is in a constant state of flux. I slowed down a lot, walked around and frequently revisited the same spots. I realised these scenes are never the same.
Nature chipped away at itself. The trees shed the golden colours and yet brilliant shards of autumnal colours clung on and caught my eye.
The bare bones of the trees etched the sky with sketchy lines, it felt like magical moments that blew past could stick to it at any moment.
A darker month makes for brighter dreams, and the magical creatures of Finland started visiting my room. I use white glitter a lot in my work. When the first snow started falling it felt like I was walking around in scenes from my imagination.
I was inspired to paint some of these creatures, and they are slowly gathering together in the window display of Platform.
I will be returning to warm, sunny South Africa soon.

Please join me for an after-work wine and tell me if you found any magic in this month of ‘marras’.”

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Obscure Sorrows

 

Platform Art Space -Kyrkoesplanaden 20 D

Friday 9.12.2022 at 21.00

Saturday 10.12.2022 at 14.00 and 19.00

 

Video and photo installation and parallel performance.

 

Obscure sorrows is a work about living and being together with different natural places.

The video work and the photographs in the gallery space include moments of togetherness with, among others, the ice of the Pikkuvaara pond, the rowan tree in Kuusiluoto, the holm oak in Pahalakso and the field in Pikkujoki.

In these ritualistic encounters, the artists listened to the Mala Mountains, experienced the whistle of a white-tailed deer, danced on the pebbles of the shore of Lake Kilpisjärvi and were sometimes stopped by a snowstorm or gusts of wind.

 

In these moments they wondered when the mink would walk the same paths with them again, when the old fir trees and their inhabitants would disappear from the forest near their grandmother’s house, and when the bottom of Lake Kangasjärvi would no longer be visible when diving.

Through the performances, the video work expands into space through bodily and visual activities that create a shared experience with the audience.

 

The working group of the work consists of dance artists Riina Kalmi and Soile Voima, sound designer Kristian Ekholm and scenographer Anttoni Halonen.

 

Duration of the performance about 1h. Duration of the independent video work approx. 25 min.

 

Tickets: 15€ / 10€
Free entry for Platform members

https://pohjanmaantanssi.fi/kauppa/

This is a collaboration between Platform and Pohjanmaan tanssi aluekeskus

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Regnbågshelgen 2022

 

Platform is part of Regnbågshelgen 26.11 @Malakta

See you there!

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Cultural Soup + Artist Talk with Katharine Meeding

Come have a free bowl of soup and listen to the Artist Talk of Platform’s newest artist-in-residence Katharine Meeding (South Africa).
From 19.30 we are serving soup and at 20.00 the Artist Talk will start!
Vegan-Friendly Soup!🌱
Kyrkoesplanaden 20 D
Welcome!
Optional assignment by the artist:
‘Liefkoos’ (Caress) – by Loftus Marais
I bring you these old fashioned words
on my palm
one for one:
here is hartstog (passion) –
it’s a spiky light purple root and tastes medicinal
if you lick it,
and aanvly (to caress) is a hot ribbon
broad smooth möbius-like and golden,
I bring kafoefel (canoodle) to your nose
and the pinch of jet black powder smells like grass
the crystal of vlerksleep (to court)
you rub between
fingertips, says it gives a static, electric
sort of charge,
I laugh
I lift the shell skattebol (sweetheart)
– so small –
up to your eye,
you inspect patterns splattering the exterior
and ask me, maybe there is something inside?
This is a poem by one of my favourite Afrikaans poets, Loftus Marais. I translated the poem
to English. The original Afrikaans words I left in italic, the English translations are in
brackets. While translating the words, I realised how much is lost in translation or how an
essence or a feeling of a word simply cannot be translated.
Language is a formless phantom that disappears the harder we try to grasp it. Even when
we communicate with a lover in the same language, the understanding of the meaning is
often different from one person to the other.
Our concept of words and what we try to say to each other are fragmented or lost in
translation.
The poet describes these words or concepts with physical objects, thereby giving them a
tangible form and a personal feeling that is more direct and understandable.
I would like you to think of a word in your mother tongue that has a special meaning for you
and that you feel might be difficult to translate. It can be related to love, but it is not
necessary. I know for instance the Finnish word ‘sisu’ can’t be directly translated into
English. Next, think of an object or objects that personifies the word for you. Think colour,
shape, texture, feeling.
Please bring the object/objects or if you want a photo/collage to Culture Soup.
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