Thursday, March 3, 2011

ARTIST RESEARCH: Tea Mäkipää (March 2011)

This was Teas third visit to Turku and Parainen, the urban centre and edge of the archipelago. While scouting for boats and taxidermied animals for Teas new work we fell into the 'lunarlandscape' of the limestone quarry shining in the vast whiteness of the wintery archipelago. We discussed the challenge to make art in these perfectly beautiful surroundings.
Photos by Tea Mäkipää

Some highlights of the trip:

The Biological Museum of Turku which is located in the fun part of the city and really worth a visit for its amazing national romantic wood architecture and beautifully constructed dioramas of finnish nature.

Kalakauppa, a fish shop and restaurant in the centre of Parainen.

The most amazing part of the trip was the sunny side of winter that people were enjoying while fishing and doing sports on the frozen sea.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Creating futuristic visions for the archipelago in 100 years in Utö            photo Lotta Petronella 
Archipelago Science Fiction is a new work by the artists Tellervo Kalleinen, Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen and Henrik Andersson for the exhibition Contemporary Art Archipelago (CAA).

The artists collected future visions from the archipelago residents and organised three workshops for the locals in Korpo, Utö and Houtskär in January 2011. The scenarios are now being turned into scripts for short films in the blog:

During Spring 2011 we will film the fantasies with the locals as actors. The films will capture scenarios that combine the thoughts, fear and wishes of many archipelago residents. The first filming will take place in May.