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Nina Svensson – How many hectares do you have?


How many hectares do you have? A study in future forestry and ownership relations.


What if people from Timrå were given three hectares of forest. They could plant, take care, thin and fell the trees to get timber for more art halls. Everyone would be able to build their own institution. Plans are already made to be ordered, no building permissions are needed and the timber will be free. How many 25 ²m art halls may be built of 3 hectares of forest and when can the first one be built? Will the people of Timrå grow Christmas Trees for faster profits and instead buy the wood needed for the project? Or will they make an effort and grow wholesome and safe pine for maximum return on investment, around the year 2095.

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Roland Farkas – Refugees welcome

Roland Farkas’s project ‘Refugees Welcome’ realized at the Platform’s Artist in Residence program deals with the vicissitudes of refugees arriving to Europe. Their welcome differs in each country of the European Union – from barbed wires to arrests, from heartily welcome through indifference to hostility, from refugee camps to integration language courses. The project points out the anomalies of the system, explores the phenomena of migration and the utopian aspects of integration.

Roland Farkas (b. 1975, Slovakia) studied at the Intermedia Department of Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts. He is interested in the effect of cultural specificities on human values in a broader sense. The primary subject of his work is the critical discussion of artistic, social and economic phenomena as well as the network of relationships between these phenomena and the processes of transformation, disappearance and entropy. He lives and works in Budapest, Hungary.

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Platform-Vaasa has a pleasure to invite you to the next 1+1 TALK with MARIA NORDBÄCK AND KRISTINA KRAMER, initiated by Sencer Vardarman, a residency artist of Platform.

Kristina Kramer and Maria Nordbäck will both meet for the first time and talk about their projects and approaches towards participatory practices in artistic production and exhibition making.

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1+1 talk with Britt Kootstra and Mary Cremin

Platform-Vaasa has a pleasure to invite you to the next 1+1 TALK with Mary Cremin and Britt Kootstra, initiated by Sencer Vardarman, a residency artist of Platform.

The talk will take the format of a conversation between the artist and the curator as a means to explore each of their practices through the use of visuals and exploring the parallels and convergences of their areas of research. They will discuss works in progress teasing out the process of making in terms of exhibition making and the production of artworks. The talk will be informal and will encourage more of an open dialogue with the audience.

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Artist Talk Scheibe & Güntzel


torstai 22.8. klo 16.30
Loftet (Raastuvankatu 28, Vaasa)

Platformin residenssitaiteilijat Swaantje Güntzel ja Jan Philip Scheibe (GER) kertovat meneillään olevasta projektistaan SÄILÖTTYÄ (Preserved), jossa analysoidaan vaasalaisten suhdetta ympäröivään luontoonsa. Taiteilijat haluavat selvittää miten Pohjanmaan luonto on tarjonnut ravintoa asukkailleen vuosisatojen saatossa sekä miten tietoisuus paikallisten ruoka-aineiden keräämisestä, valmistamisesta ja säilömisestä on siirtynyt sukupolvelta toiselle. Tule jakamaan kokemuksiasi ja muistojasi aiheesta taiteilijoiden kanssa.

torsdag 22.8 kl 16.30,
Loftet (Rådhusgatan 28, Vasa)

Platforms aktuella residenskonstnärer Swaantje Güntzel och Jan Philip Scheibe (GER) kommer att berätta hur de genom sitt samtidskonstprojekt BEVARAD (Preserved) analyserar det förhållande som människorna i Vasa skapar med sin näromgivning. De vill ta reda på hur den österbottniska naturen har närt människor under århundraden och hurudan kollektiv kunskap generation efter generation har samlat in och fört över till varandra om att samla, bevara, laga mat och ta vara på lokala råvaror. Kom med och dela din kunskap och dina minnen av upplevelser i naturen med dem.

Thursday 22.8. at 16.30
Loftet (Raastuvankatu 28, Vaasa)

The current artists in residence of Platform Swaantje Güntzel and Jan Philip Scheibe (GER) will talk about their project PRESERVED analyzing the relationship of the people of Vaasa with their surrounding environment. They want to find out in which way the Ostrobothnian nature has nourished people over the centuries and what collective knowledge how to collect, cook and preserve local food has been passed from generation to generation. Share your knowledge and memories of your experience with nature with them.

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Artist Talk Nurri Kim

June 6, 19h at Platform Studio

Welcome to the talk by the current Platform Artist in Residence, Nurri Kim. She will present her practice and shortly introduce the project she’s undertaking in Vaasa during June-July.

Kim was born in Seoul, Korea and raised between Seoul and Tokyo, Japan. Her work has been driven by the attempt to reclaim what was lost in her early displacement, using the tools she paradoxically gained as a result of the same experience — parallax and perspective — to investigate her relationship with place. She explores some new social or physical environment by applying a ruleset to investigation of these surroundings, constructing archives of this investigation, and offering this archive to viewers as an open and ongoing narrative.

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Platform Live 06.04.2013 @ 19.00

Platform Live: Artist talk Patrik Qvist + Sounds from Ostrobothnia 6.4.2013 @ 19.00

Platform invites you cordially for an evening with words, images and sounds.

Patrik Qvist

“Strategier för att förstå världen utifrån ett perspektiv av nära förestående kollaps.”
Platform’s artist in residence Patrik Qvist will start the evening with an artist talk and screening.

After the artist talk Platform will present 3 local artists with an interest in sound.

Johan Sandås – Contact

An interactive performance with contact microphones, where the audience can participate.

Arvid van der Rijt – Finland in 4 movements

An optical sound performance with 3 filmprojectors and the barcodes of sausage and spirits.
Via Kabanossi and Koskenkorva to Kaaos and Kaamos.

Vesa-Matti Live

An improvised live set with drummachine, sampler and synth.

The artist talk will begin at 19:00
Let’s see what the night brings!

Platform Studio@Kasern 14
Korsholmsesplanaden 6-8 Vaasa

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NON GRATA Artist Talk 20.01.2013 @ 19.00



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.



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Platform Live – Artist Talks

Friday 25.2.2011 starting at 19.00 – at Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art

Helga Steppan

Helga Steppan is a Swedish artist who’s at the Platform residency during February and March. She’s working mainly with photographic media in combination with installation and elements of performance. One of her main interests lies in the meeting-point — or space — between the two- and three dimensional, like the way everyday objects, people and situations interact with each other. Steppan constructs environments dealing with issues of identification, storytelling, ownership and consumption. In her multi-pronged experiments in documenting and archiving, she aims to demonstrate that the process of reconstruction highlights the powers of apparently mundane objects to summon memories and evoke experiences.
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Florian Tuercke

Florian Tuercke is a German artist, currently Artist in Residence in Nykarleby. He says:

“My main interest in my artistic work is public space. Sculpture, performance, sound- and mediaart merge together to project orientated artworks. My current long-term project is a musical research within the sound of traffic. Therefore I examined the street sounds of a number of Cities in America, Hungary, Switzerland and Germany (and soon Finland).”
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Free entrance. Welcome!


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Andreas Hagenbach

The guest artist in Tammisaari at the time presented his work.

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