In 2020, the ANTI Festival in Kuopio and the Helsinki-based Annantalo art 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 8E from Hatsala Classical School in Kuopio, and the Class 8D students from Apollo School in Helsinki.
The workshops will be held in March, August, September and October. The outcomes of the project will be presented as part of the ANTI Festival programme between 20th and 31st October, and at Annantalo from 2nd December 2020 till 20th January 2021.
ANTI-Festival/Kuopio: Elisa Itkonen, firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 50 305 2005
Annantalo/Helsinki: Katri Aikio, email@example.com, +358 40 486 6968