Saturday, 16 August 2008

SWAP/VAIHTO, PURISTAMO 15.8.2008

Namastic Art Collective, Suite Studio Group, Bureau + guests

Janet Griffiths. Installation. 2008





Jaana Kokko: Portraits of Solidarism. Drawings. 2008











Tom Watson. Series 1 of 3. 2008







Jonathan Carson & Rosie Miller: A Game We Made Up, Stories We Have Been Told. Sound installations. 2008






Sophia Crilly. Note. Pencil on paper. 2008


















Sophia Crilly. Elaintarha #01. Filmed on location in Helsinki. 2008














Mark Kennard. Everything is a Knock on Effect. Drawing Installation. 2008






Eeva-Mari Hikala. Hand up - sit down- shame. Sketch for a project. 2008

















Ima Pico. Stickers. 2008













Egle Oddo. Islington Mill. Frotagge on paper. 2008














Mikko Oravainen. Oravainen feat. Wendy. Photo documentation with Janet Griffiths/Wendy. 2008














Samantha Donnelly. Work in progress. 2008














Hannu Karjalainen. Woman in Pink Dress, work in progress. 2008


















Andrew Bracey: Karhu Karaoke. Animation made in Helsinki. 2008














Fiona Curran, Marko Timlin, Egle Oddo. Colours in Sonic Space. Mixed media installation. 2008









Egle Oddo, Marko Timlin. Neon. Video performance. 2008






Tim Machin. Unititled (Cable Factory) Wallpainting. 2008








Tim Machin. Unititled (Cable Factory) Cut out papel model. 2008







Jonne Pitkänen: Kuusankoski. Installation












Janet Griffiths, Hannu Karjalainen, Juhana Moisander. Percy + Wendy. Video piece filmed on location in Manchester. 2008








Janet Griffiths, Juhana Moisander. Ghosts. Video installation filmed on location at Villa Eläintarha, Helsinki. 2008






+ Ossi Kajas: SWAP in progress. Documentation of Swap/Vaihto in Helsinki





PERFORMANCE
Sound piece: Anne Charnock & Mikko Oravainen. Uncertainity Series No.1
Music: Oravainen featuring Jahvice, Mikey Mike + guests
DJ: Rootzilla



Performance, "Held der Arbeit", Relativity Group, Oddo/Convertito/Timlin.



















Puristamo, 15 August 8:00pm

Tea Performance, "Tea was bitter", Juan Luis Moreno and Ying-Yi Wu



















Puristamo. 15 August. 4:30pm

Thursday, 14 August 2008

SWAP/VAIHTO is pleased to invite you to:
CABLE FACTORY
PURISTAMO
15 of August
From 16:30pm till late

16:30 Tea Performance, "Tea was bitter", Juan Luis Moreno and Ying-Yi WU:

*blood*: fevers, sweat, tears, wars, opium, destruction, renewed life and health

*sand*: way, presence, time, present, nudity, solitude, simplicity, nothingness

*sugar*: energy, industrial revolution, break, hospitality, motherhood

*tea*: bitterness, astringency, sweetness, awakening, rituals














20:00 Performance, "Held der Arbeit", Relativity Group, Oddo/Convertito/Timlin.
*In memory of Unknown Poets*

20:30 Introduction: Suite Studio Group artists, Ima Picó, Sophia Crilly, Mark Kennard, and Namastic artists.

23:00 Live performance / Jam: Oravainen, Jahvice, Mikey Mike & guests

FREE ENTRANCE



CABLE FACTORY
Tallberginkatu 1 C 15
FI-00180 Helsinki



Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Andrew Bracey - Karhu Cash and Karhu Cave

A new video animation made in Helsinki in responce to aspects of Finnish culture observed during my short time here; the old god bears which are everywhere, the karaoke and of course the drinking culture, among other things....


video

Monday, 11 August 2008

Wendy and her friends play Honky Tonk Women

Wendy gets her friends to form an air guitar band one evening before they go out for the night.
Filmed at Islington Mill, Salford
The Band: Moe Gavin, Janet Griffiths, Adele Myers, Egle Oddo, Virva Sointu
Filmed by: Hannu Karjalainen
Art/Musical 
Direction: Spider Mike King
Edited by: Egle Oddo
Production: Janet Griffiths

video

Saturday, 9 August 2008

SWAP/VAIHTO, PURISTAMO 9.8.2008

Namastic Art Collective, Suite Studio Group, Bureau + guests




































































ARTISTS:

Ima Picó: ”Stickers”
Manchester 2008.

Mikko Oravainen: ”Oravainen feat. Wendy”
Photo documentation with Janet Griffiths/Wendy. Salford, Manchester 2008.

Egle Oddo: ”Islington Mill”
Frottage on paper, July 2008.

Jonathan Carson & Rosie Miller: ”A Game We Made Up” Installation. Sound recorded in Manchester, July 2008.

Andrew Bracey: ”Bear/Karhu”
Video-installation, created in Helsinki, August 2008.

Jonne Pitkänen: Installation: ”Make It Your Own”
Audience can freely play and replace the objects, but don’t touch the TV. Have fun!

Jaana Kokko: ”At the first sight”
Photography series. Berlin 2005

Ossi Kajas: ”SWAP in process”
Photoshow of making the SWAP/VAIHTO in Helsinki.

Egle Oddo & Marko Timlin: ”Neon”
Video-performance. Helsinki 2008.

VIDEO:

Jaana Kokko: ”In the forest there is a path of Martin Heidegger”. Video 12 min. Berlin 2008.

Juhana Moisander: ”Percy”
Video-installation, created at Islington Mill, Manchester, July 2008. Percy has no Mercy.

+ A wall by Vadelma ry. Free painting.

PERFORMERS 9.8.2008

Dancers: Giorgio Convertito and Terhi Vaimala, present: ”Things Left Unsaid”

DJ’s: Oravainen, Mise, Aleksi Perälä (aka Astrobotnia aka Ovuca, Rephlex Records), Physics, Tomplex, Senqi + guests.

Visuals by VJFinland (www.vjfinland.fi)

Friday, 8 August 2008

Timlin live @ Islington Mill videoclip

As part of Swap/Vaihto Marko Timlin performed with his
"solar panel sound machine" at the Islington Mill, Salford.
The concert took place on Wednesday 16th of July.
Here a short video clip of the performance.
Thanks to Jonne for filming.
For more information please check:
www.timlin.de

video

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

SWAP/VAIHTO is pleased to invite you to:
CABLE FACTORY
PURISTAMO
9 of August
From 8:00pm till late



















PERFORMANCES BY:
ALEKSI PERÄLÄ (AKA OVUCA, ASTROBOTNIA) (REPHLEX RECORDS)
(http://www.myspace.com/aleksiperala http://www.ovuca.com)

PHYSICS (METALHEADZ, MAC II RECORDINGS)
(http://www.myspace.com/physicsmsr)

TOMPLEX
(http://www.tomplex.com)

ORAVAINEN (Live Set)
(http://www.myspace.com/oravainen)

MISE

+

GUESTS

VISUALS HOSTED BY RANDOM DOCTORS / VJFINLAND
OPEN CALL FOR ALL THE VJ´S TO PARTICIPATE!

Organized by Namastic Art Collective / SWAP / VAIHTO

Check out VJFinland forum: http://www.vjfinland.fi/forum/viewtopic.php?t=493

FREE ENTRANCE



CABLE FACTORY
Tallberginkatu 1 C 15
FI-00180 Helsinki

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Monday, 4 August 2008

Article Metro.co.uk

Monday Metro.co.uk
Metrolife. Exhibitions | Manchester

Collaboration the key
to Swap/Vaihto

by RICHARD SMIRKE - Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Born out of an intense two-week collaboration between 11 Manchester-based artists and the same number from Helsinki, Swap/Vaihto is an exhibition that aims to explore ideas of cultural identity and the collaborative process.

All of the work on display was created in residence at Bureau gallery prior to the exhibition's opening and the wide variety of artistic practices present reflects the different artists taking part, with video and audio works, sculpture and drawing all included.

Taking centre stage is Turbo Folk, a beautifully beguiling 3D installation by Jonne Pitkänen and Tom Watson. Made entirely from found objects, the sculpture adopts the form of an abstract recycled robot, brimming with personality and complete with antlers and a Dalek-like plunger.

Reflecting his interest in drama, Juhana Moisander contributes a spooky hypnotic wall projection, which sees the artist wearing a face mask and slowly drawing a gun ad infinitum. Another standout exhibit is a series of exquisitely crafted small-scale card creatures from Samantha Donnelly.

Surprisingly, all of the works fit together well, with the organic nature of the project apparent in every piece. Due to the collaborations that inform each work any comment on the issue of cultural identity is largely absent, but this is still a strong group exhibition that successfully explores migratory art practice.

Until Aug 9, Bureau, Islington Mill, James Street, Salford, Wed to Sat noon to 5pm, free. Tel: 07757 956555. www.bureaugallery.com

Jonne Pitkänen & Tom Watson

Title: Turbo Folk
sculpture/installation (at Bureau)