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Month: June 2012

Diverse Universe Festival 20.6.2012




Wed 20.6.2012, 20.00 at Platform Studio
Kasern 14, Korsholmsesplanaden 6-8, Vasa, Finland


Non Grata (Estonia): Anonymous Boh, Devilgirl, Miss Korea, BJ Dealer, Ken Zero, Bloody Drunker, MR. Lee, Kapuki, Techno Animal
Around the name NON GRATA there have been different hushes and shushes for a long time. Already from the point of view of death of conventionalization of art it has embodied the horrible and unwanted disembodiment of human person, from which the meaninglessness of nowadays art, is pouring out. For those, whose world of arts starts from the point, where the art world ends, NON GRATA has been a liberator, the orphic gap in the seemingly unalterable course, which however betrays us, it is a cure from incest. The main point of the group is ethical – it is the image of primitivism, impersonality and experimental creativity. The performances of the group take place according to the logic of avoiding codes. The presentations are physical texts, whose ways of orthography and reading are kept within limits of real actions by the groupmembers. Aesthetical and provocative challenges are represented in places, where the Art World doesn’t work.

Anonymous Boh (Estonia)
Estonian Anonymous Boh has been active from 1992 on a frameless territory where an art object has seized to exist as a physical piece. The space has many dimensions upon which the activity has been built. Curating the performance group Non Grata actually means creating a certain kind of school which can be characterized by features as structured chaos, performances in arbitrary environments and interiors.
By obtaining its reputation as an alternative, Boh has swooped onto the global art landscape without looking back. Performances, art tours organized in tens of cities across Europe, Asia and America have turned the notoriously alternative Non Graters into a creative collective who are much better known elsewhere than in Estonia. Their experience is not a subject much talked about, although artistic activity transcending boundaries of art and countries is today’s artist’s most desirable self-realization.

Devilgirl (Estonia)
Devilgirl is Estonian performance, installation and new media artist, educated in alternative art institution Academia Non Grata in Estonia, Academy of Fine Arts of Helsinki and Tallinn and Universität der Künste in Berlin. She is one of the main engines of International Non Grata Performance Group since 1998. As Devilgirl, this femme fatale has been seen on over continental underground scene worldwide, wild and anonymous. MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

Ken Siebert (California, USA)
Ken Siebert in American performer, sound artist, also painter and sculptor. Graduated from San Fransisco Art Institute. Living and working in Sacramento, California.

Jung Hoon (KOR)
Jung Hoon Lee is South-Korean performer and dancer. Director of Theater Dumi. Performed all over Europe and Asia. Living and working in Seoul.

Myk Henry (Ireland/NY)
“Provocation when used intelligently can be a powerful means of jolting the spectator out of their normal comfort zone. Once this happens the mind is open to suggestion and people begin to think outside of the box.”
Born in Dublin Ireland; moved to New York 1984. Henry became a pioneer of the Williamsburg bohemian “immersionist” movement. His art investigates the audience’s sense of self awareness, engages them in a transformative process. His work is provocative, edgy and slams the viewer into the center of political issues, social conditioning and human taboos.

1 KA (France)
1 KA is  an experimental industrial tekno project from Toulouse, France, Terre Blanque Commune. Individualists of Terre Blanque, Zone Autonomie, are Situationists, Performators-Reformers. Instead of the word Artist, 1 KA uses terms as Cyber Poet or Psychedelic Activist. A community with no laws. No Rules. Psychological Consensus. Evolution Deep in the Brains. Form is to be destroyed!
Realisations since 1995 industrial many liveset/performances/installations. Actually the metal dance will storm your mind!

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Finnish Dream


A public art work on a balcony in Vaasa

A cloud of bubbles made out of wire grid is emerging out of a private balcony on the back of the apartment building on Koulukatu 62 in Vaasa.

German visual artist Susken Rosenthal is currently the artist in residence at Plaform in Vaasa. The work she has produced during her stay is called ‘Finnish Dream’.

The intstallation or cloud could be seen as the ideas, hopes and dreams that every individual person has about his or her life, normally invisible, anonymous, now pouring out of the balcony the cloud is opposed to the flat sliding windows of the facade.

The installation can be seen from 7th to 30th June.

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