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Valokalenteri

Antonio Scarponi & Barbara Galassi | 1.4.2004

Platform invited Antonio Scarponi(I) and Barbara Galassi(I). They presented their project Valokalenteri, Solar Light – Social Behavior in Finland.

 

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Passion

Platform at MAMA in Rotterdam | 16.4-29.4.2004 and 30.4-2.5.2004

The initial idea of curating a show about Finnish manliness ended with two solo shows called Passion.

Jörgen Erkius (SWE) Opening 16.4.2004
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Erkius’ work is based on a performance-like process. It’s often a kind of circuit – it starts, goes on and ends, returning to a similar path as it began from. This process is documented. Sometimes the result is photos, sometimes video. The objects he uses are gone – something has changed, there is a trace of the happening left. In mama Jörgen engaged a motorcycle-stuntman to perform for the opening. The exhibition consisted of the trace he had left and a documenting photograph.

Jouni Partanen (FIN) Opening 30.4.2004
Lives and works in Lahti, Finland. Partanen often works spontaneously within or with a given social context. He is a performance artist, often within collaborations, but works also with drawings and objects. He uses himself as an object and as a frame of reference. This is a process where a series of performances, previously made objects, drawings and sometimes personal belongings leads to an installation.
At the opening Jouni gave away or burnt all belongings, cloths and money he had brought leaving himself naked and scraped bare in the street. Uncertain how the performance will end.

The exhibition was curated by Ulrika Ferm.

 

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Friction 20.3.-8.4.2004

Jasper Budel & Marcus Lerviks

Friction is an exhibition with works by Jasper Budel (NL) and Markus Lerviks (FI). The works of Budel and Lerviks are manipulative and deceptive. They create an inner anxiety by blending contradictory feelings; fear and compassion, sadness and irony. The exhibition consists of installations and videos that maliciously confront the spectator and therefore have the exceptional ability to »get under skin». The exhibition materialises a »field of friction» transforming the space into a mental map or itinerary in which the works are reciprocal to each other as well as to the visitor.

Budel’s installation »Too sad to cry», consists of 470 large silkscreen-printed paper bags, and a video installation. Its size is Leviathan and will yield the spectator to superior numbers. Yet the self-portraits on the bags and in the video are vulnerable, pitiful and defy cruelty in the same time.

Lerviks shows three different works, two older video installations (»Easy pressure», »No Title») along with a new piece, »Keep it clean». The installation consists of two monitors placed on a wall next to each other. The image in the first monitor is of an ice-hockey goalkeeper trying to manage his given task. In the other monitor there are short sequences of a food-struggle within the bird kingdom. The installation deals with two extremes of control, the human in contrast to animal nature.

Friction is the second collaboration between artists-run spaces Platform (Vaasa) and MORGEN (Rotterdam). In 2002 MORGEN participated with four artists in the performance festival MOPE02.

 

 

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Friction

Jasper Budel & Marcus Lerviks| 20.3-8.4.2004

Friction is an exhibition with works of Jasper Budel (NL) and Markus Lerviks (FI).
The works of Budel and Lerviks are manipulative and deceptive. They create an inner anxiety by blending contradictory feelings; fear and compassion, sadness and irony. The exhibition consists of installations and videos that maliciously confront the spectator and therefore have the exceptional quality to »get under skin». The exhibition materialises a »field of friction» transforming the space into a mental map or itinerary in which the works are reciprocal to each other as well as to the visitor.

Budel is showing an installation »Too sad to cry», which consists of 470 large, silkscreen-printed paper bags, and a video installation. Its size is Leviathan and will yield the spectator to superior numbers. Yet the self-portraits on the bags and in the video are vulnerable, pitiful and defy cruelty in the same time.

Lerviks shows three different works, two older video installations (»Easy pressure», »No Title») along with a new piece called »Keep it clean». The installation consists of two monitors placed on a wall next to each other. The image in the first monitor is an ice-hockey goalkeeper trying to manage his given task. In the other monitor there are short sequences of a food-struggle within the bird kingdom. The installation deals with two extremes of control, the human in contrast to the animal nature.

Friction is the second collaboration between artists-run spaces Platform (Vaasa) and MORGEN (Rotterdam). In 2002 MORGEN participated with four artists in the performance festival MOPE02.

 

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InFest 25.2.-29.2.2004

Artist Run Culture

Seminar on artist-run initiatives held in Vancouver, Canada.

 

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Citymind Turku 28.2.–21.3.2004

 

The members of the association were offered the possibility to participate in the exhibition and ten artists answered the invitation: Heini Aho, Annika Dahlsten, Reino Koivula, Jouko Korkeasaari, Sanna Syvänen, Oona Tikkaoja, Panu Thusberg, Matti Vainio, Paula Väinämö and Merja Ylitalo.

The exhibition consists of black and white drawings made in a large scale on the walls, which form a collage of images that stretch out like a city landscape, an imaginary. Different looking curtains are placed in front of the drawings, which can be used by the spectator to reveal and cover the landscape. The curtains imply the characteristic feature of our culture of seeing the home as a private sphere, in opposition to the public space. Our image of the city protects the private from the public insight in the form of curtains.

The drawing on the other hand is a manual and individual expression, a kind of shaper of identity and image, just as subjective and unique as the self in itself. The repetition, the reproduction of the drawings takes a position on the collective, the common city identity, whose conditions are defined by a contextual constraint.

 

 

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Selected works

6.2–8.2.2004

Platform members showed selected video works at Academill in Vaasa.

 

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Citymind Turku

28.2–21.3.2004

The members of the association were offered the possibility to participate in the exhibition, and 10 artists answered the invitation: Heini Aho, Annika Dahlsten, Reino Koivula, Jouko Korkeasaari, Sanna Syvänen, Oona Tikkaoja, Panu Thusberg, Matti Vainio, Paula Väinämö and Merja Ylitalo.

The exhibition consists of black and white drawings made in a big scale on the walls, which form a collage of images that stretches out like a city landscape, an imaginary. Different looking curtains are placed in front of the drawings, which can be used by the spectator to reveal and cover the landscape.
The curtains imply the characteristic feature of our culture of seeing the home as a private sphere, in opposition to the public space. Our image of the city protects the private from the public insight in the form of curtains.

The drawing on the other hand is a manual and individual expression, a kind of shaper of identity and image, just as subjective and unique as the self in itself. The repetition, the reproduction of the drawings takes a position on the collective, the common city identity, whose conditions are defined by a contextual constraint.

 

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Citymind Lahti 30.1.–15.2.2004

 

Tommi Autio and Mikael Vallgren, Lahden lyhyt oppimäärä (The short story of Lahti) 2003, soundwork

The inspiration for the work has been the soundscape in the middle of which the city inhabitants live. It contains facts about Lahti, from different parts of town and some special details from the personal histories of the artists. Originally it was made for the market square of Lahti, where it was heard during the Night of the Arts in 2003.

 

Sari Hakala, Tällä paikalla (In this place) 2004, Photo installation

The installation is a subjective and everyday experience of Lahti. The work consists of fragments of personal history and places, small memories that are saved for the future, in this case in mini-grip plastic bags.

 

Pekka Purhonen, Three short videoperformances in Lahti City 2003, UN Sight Seeing Tour In Lahti, L.S.D Lahden Sculpture Department, Wunder Traum (wonder dream).

 

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Germany meets Hungary

Sven Eggers, Tamas T. Kaszas & Krisztian Kristof| 23.1.2004

Platform invited visiting artist at Ateljé Stundars Sven Eggers(D) and Tamas T. Kaszas(H) and Krisztian Kristof(H), both visiting artists in the AiR- program in Nykarleby.

 

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