18.00 The Puijo Church | Taivaanpankontie Street 3
19.30 ”Technopolis Park” | Savilahdentie Street, next to the skate park
No entrance fee!
Artefact is a ceremony for obsolete technology.
It commemorates the mysterious phenomenon of brand disappearance from Blackberry, to Nokia. It is a tribute to the immortal consumer icons we have internationally adored and the intimate and fickle ways we worship them.
At this interdisciplinary event, we will farewell the products that have formed us with performance, sound, documentary and pathos. It will take place in Kuopio’s Puijo Church and from there we will move to a mysterious no-one’s land on the city’s outer edge to witness the burial of our own Artefact. This inter-generational work has been created with the community of Kuopio and features some of its best loved choirs, death metal singers and a living timeline of wild children to senior citizen. The city is invited to celebrate the relationships they have with their own magical artefacts.
Willoh S.Weiland is the winner of the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art 2015. Artefact is a new commissioned work for ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival and a co-production with the Australian Aphids Events. The project is supported by the Finnish Saastamoinen Foundation and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Aphids is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.