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....
SWAP/VAIHTO is an exchange program between UK and Finland based artists to explore ideas around collaboration and working methodologies alongside current issues of cultural identity and migratory art practice. The project culminates in exhibitions at Bureau, Salford and the Cable Factory, Helsinki.
Barbro Björkfelt, Andrew Bracey, Jonathan Carson, Anne Charnock, Fiona Curran, Sophia Crilly, Samantha Donnelly, Janet Griffiths, Eeva-Mari Haikala, Hannu Häkkinen, Hannu Karjalainen, Mark Kennard, Jaana Kokko, Tim Machin, Rosie Miller, Juhana Moisander, Egle Oddo, Mikko Oravainen, Ima Picó, Jonne Pitkänen, Virva Sointu, Marko Timlin and Tom Watson.
SWAP/VAIHTO is supported by the Arts Council of England, Arts Council of Finland, British Council, Bureau, The Cable Factory, HIAP, Laitilan Panimo Finland, Genelec, The Finnish Embassy, The Finnish Institute, Salford City Council and Fatboy.