Thursday, November 13, 2008

Average results on our evaluation forms

Here are the average results, calculated from the gathered data in Les Lilas (Paris) and Helsinki.
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sinebrychoff Park 2.0

September 30 & 31, 2008 - Sinebrychoff Park - Helsinki, Finland

Acoustic inquiry of the well-being of the community ecosystem of Sinebrychoff park

Sinebrychoff park 2.0 is a study of the relations between the soundscape of Sinebrychoff park in Helsinki and the mapping of the global mediascape as we know it. We invite the visitors of Sinebrychoff park to participate in an acoustic inquiry. Equipped with devices that enhance one's hearing, they can uncover a sonic universe that normally rests unnoticed, while filling our inspection form.

As we did in the previous performance in Les Lilas, we discretely placed sound sources and some actors to alter the soundscape of the park. Actors were playing spam, googlebot surveillance, amazon-like talking, ad words, nigerian scam, facebook friend-dropping etc.

More info at

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Amorph!08 seminar at the French Cultural Center, Helsinki

We have presented our project at the French Cultural Center in Helsinki. The semi-serious picture here shows a work-in-progress representation of the global mediascape. David Zerbib of Paris I University commented about Michel de Certeau and the distinction place/space.

French Cultural Center
26 August 2008 at 1 pm - 5 pm
Tallberginkatu 1 C 13

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Inspection acoustique et surveillance narrative du bien-être de l'écosystème communautaire du Parc Lucie Aubrac

June 7 & 8, 2008, Parc Lucie Aubrac - Les Lilas, France

"Nous proposons aux flâneurs du Parc Lucie Aubrac aux Lilas de participer à une enquête sonore. Munis d'oreillettes amplificatrices, ils pourront découvrir un univers acoustique qui reste en général inaperçu. Dans le cadre de l'amélioration de la transparence et du bien-être communautaire, les résultats de leurs formulaires d'inspection seront diffusés et exposés en tant qu'oeuvre de collaboration."

We invited the visitors of the park to participate in an acoustic inquiry. We equipped them with devices that enhance one's hearing (Spyears), so that they could uncover a sonic universe that normally rests unnoticed. However, for things to become more interesting, we had placed strange sound sources and hired some actors whose roles were to slightly distort the usually quiet atmosphere of the park. Nobody noticed that everything was fake. Of course many people were puzzled by the weirdness of the soundscape they were discovering.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Amorph!08 Seminar in Paris

Seminars during the Amorph!08 will give the public an opportunity to meet and hear the artists. They will discuss their artistic practices and work in the festival and David Zerbib make comments on it. In Paris as a start of seminar visual artist Erkki Soininen will give a lecture on Art in Public Places.

Institut Finlandais
60, rue des Ecoles 75005 Paris
4 June 2008 at 10 am - 4 pm

Monday, May 26, 2008


"Mapping the Void" was launched for Amorph!08, 9th international festival for performative arts, organized in Paris and Helsinki in May-September, 2008. The organizer is Artists' Association Muu and artistic curator vocal and performance artist Juha Valkeapää.

Amorph!08 has two phases. The first phase takes place on 26 May - 8 June, 2008, in Paris, where it belongs to Printemps (Im)médiat!, Institut Finlandais coordinated part of 100 % Finlande - en France - printemps 2008. The second phase is organized on 18 August - 8 September, 2008, in Helsinki.

Amorph!08 is a meeting point. Participating artists represent the wide field of experimental performative arts: performance art, dance, sound & music, video & web art. The theme is public spaces of Paris and Helsinki. The curator has chosen four Finnish and four French artists, and made four pairs of artists. They are Charlie Jeffery-Jouni Partanen, Carole Douillard-Essi Kausalainen, Viviana Moin-Mimosa Pale, Christophe Bruno-Pessi Parviainen. Each pair will get a public place - flea market, park, river or sea side - to work on. The Parisian places are located near to Mains d'Œuvres, Khiasma and La Générale des Sevres; in Helsinki the central place is Hietalahti. The results of the pairs' work - performance, installation, presentation, lecture - are shown during the festival weekend.

Amorph!08 is produced by Artists’ Association MUU

Supported by
Finnish Ministry of Education, Finnish Cultural Foundation,
Alfred Kordelin Foundation, French Culture Center, Arts Council of Helsinki Metropolitan Region

Institut Finlandais, Khiasma, La Générale en Manufacture, Mains d’œuvres
Andorra Culture Complex, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, The Theatre Academy, Helsingin Energia, Finnish Artists`Studio Foundation

Printemps (im)médiat is produced by Institute Finlandais in co-operation with Amorph festival, Avanto festival, Av-Arkki, Cartes, Frame, Mal au Pixel, M-cult, MUU ry and Pixelache, and it belong to the cultural season 100% Finlande, Finnish festival in France. Supported by Finnish Ministry of Education