In 2020, the ANTI Festival in Kuopio and the Helsinki-based Annantaloart centre for children and youth will be co-operating to carry out a media art project to connect the young people of the two cities.
The project is called KELP! and it allows young people to try digital art methods and craft skills at workshops led by professional artists. In Kuopio, the artistic planning and direction are lead by artist Timo Kokko, and in Helsinki by artist and Annantalo art educator Elina Rantasuo.
Inspired by the 2020 ANTI Festival, the theme to be explored by KELP! is food. Together with the young participants, we discuss what kind of food we might be eating in the future. Climate change forces us to research new plant species to be used for food production. For example, the namesake of the project – kelp – has been listed as one of the super foods of the future.
The participants in the KELP! project are the students of ANTI Festival’s partner Class 7E from Hatsala Classical School in Kuopio, and the Class 7D students from Apollo School in Helsinki.
The workshops will be held in March, August and September. The outcomes of the project will be presented as part of the ANTI Festival programme in the autumn 2020, and at Annantalo from 2nd Dec 2020 to 20th Jan 2021.
ANTI-Festival/Kuopio: Elisa Itkonen, email@example.com, +358 50 305 2005
Annantalo/Helsinki: Katri Aikio, firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 40 486 6968