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Month: November 2022

Presentation & After Work



Tuesday 29th Nov.
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

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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