Brought By the Wind

Toni Rissanen, one of the visitors of the Kalamaja Art Hub – a community art space we were hosting in Varjakka this Summer – wrote this poem inspired by the sites and sounds of Warjakka. Pictured here is the poem in Finnish and English written in our guest book and also subtitling John Collingswood‘s videoContinue reading “Brought By the Wind”

Curls, Textures and Colours of Varjakka

Paying the tribute to the beautiful celebration of community-based art we were most lucky to have last week in Kalamaja Art Hub in the Varjakka bay, Oulu, Northern Finland, we are publishing the images of the exhibition we held there for two happy and inspiring weeks. The abstract images of the textures, objects and natureContinue reading “Curls, Textures and Colours of Varjakka”

Gardening 24/7

This week Varjakka is facing lovely times of the #WarjakkaArtLab and #WarjakkaArtResidence – the #CROWDdance international community art network. After long joyful days of work we enjoy more gardening and art in the evening. Pictured here are “Keho on Dacha” leader dance artist and choreographer Tanja Råman digging out some fresh potatoes from her garden,Continue reading “Gardening 24/7”

EXHIBITION in Arkhangelsk

A vegetable bed in the gallery. Audience were planting radishes and watering them during the exhibition. Our fist summer in the project ended up with the exhibition “Дача – это тело” in the Museum of Artistic Exploration of the Arctic and held by the Center for Social Innovations: CSI Arkhangelsk.It started on August,20th and dueContinue reading “EXHIBITION in Arkhangelsk”

Таня Роман и Джон Коллингсвуд: “Нужно перестать бояться, что подумают другие”

Проект “Дача — это тело” завершает серию публикаций интервью с художниками, его воплощающими, по итогам этого — первого для проекта — лета. Сусанна Воюшина, Елена Гуткина, Дмитрий Мельников, Таня Роман, Джон Коллингсвуд и Лёля Власенко исследовали и объединяли пространства Варьякки в окрестностях Оулу на севере Финляндии и Калинушки, расположенной под Архангельском. Они делали это с помощью современного искусства, технологий и традиционного садоводства. Лёля Власенко журналист и авторContinue reading “Таня Роман и Джон Коллингсвуд: “Нужно перестать бояться, что подумают другие””