ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival
In reinterpreting the simple human activity of walking as a filmed event, Street walks -Kuopio picks up on a juncture between the real and the potential for staged fictions. Local volunteers are filmed at walking speed from a moving vehicle, creating a continuous scenography of everyday activity. Here walking, reframed by the camera’s lens, asks us to consider the city streets as theatrical spaces, juxtaposing the built-environment with the protagonist’s endless trajectory. Read more ▸
Search Party are throwing down the gauntlet. They challenge you, the people of Kuopio, to a marathon game of Ping-Pong.
Spectators and passers-by are invited to form a team and compete against Search Party. Come and represent Kuopio! Come and support your home team! Sing! Chant! Wear your heart on your sleeve! Take your top off and swing it around your head! Beat Search Party at their own game! Read more ▸
A story-telling café for the whole family to visit.
As Johanna Lecklin’s Story Café travels around the world she invites visitors to tell her a story. In exchange for stories Johanna offers visitors a drink and the chance to sit, relax and listen to other stories collected from her travels. Read more ▸
Chicago-based artist Christa Donner will interview groups of local teenagers to ask for their advice on dealing with illness, injury, and body-image issues. The artist will then transcribe and translate these brief interviews into photocopied brochures and distribute them by hand across Kuopio. Read more ▸
A well-lit apartment with an energy that runs through the building, with a good frame, in a dream location. Good layout, great view and full of nice little details. In good shape, with carefully detailed surfaces. Frame condition checked -05. A unique custom-made property. Read more ▸
For ANTI Festival Davida Hewlett will collaborate with Finland’s acclaimed band Astro Can Caravan to create a song for Kuopio. Read more ▸
We are living in a world of virtual opinions. Gallup polls, blogs, internet discussions boards, interactive TV-shows, text message voting, you name it! But what issues would you stand for – or run for – in a sports stadium, in front of an audience?
On a Voyage focuses the childhood dream of taking the simplest of means – a sheet of paper and a little imagination – and using it to create a vehicle with which to travel into unlimited realms of fantasy. In becoming reality, the dream loses its sense of unlimited possibility, thus revealing that it is in precisely this quality that its true essence lies. Read more ▸
Plan b –Sophia New and Daniel Rogers- have collected all the text messages they have sent each other for over a year and a half now and number nearly 600. Text messages – 160 characters that tell of love, homesickness, fear, anger as well as where to meet and what shopping to buy. Read more ▸
Paul Gazzola (AU/DE): Street Walks – Kuopio
Eva Weaver (DE/UK): Red Crossing
Search Party (UK): Search Party vs. Kuopio
Johanna Lecklin (FI): Story Cafe
Chris Dupuis (CA): What’s your problem?
Katherine Hymers (UK): Closer
Werther Germondari (IT): Traguardo
Christa Donner (US): ANTIbody project
Curious (UK): On the Scent
xxx-ryhmä (FI): 51 performances
Hanna Pajala-Assefa (FI): Showing
Davida Hewlett (CA/UK) with Astro Can Caravan (FI): Untitled- as of yet, a song for a ANTI Festival and Kuopio
Anu Pennanen & Laura Horelli (FI/DE): Väinölänniemi Honour run
Frank Bölter (DE): On a Voyage
plan b (DE/UK): A message for you
Liisa Haverila / Akashapushpa (FI): Da Capo