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Events : June 07, 2012

May 28, 2012 - June 10, 2012 various times
part of project: Kontaining

A two-week takeover of a shipping container in Lasipalatsinaukio, Helsinki, from the 28th of May until the 10th of June 2012. Kontaining is produced by Ptarmigan ry in association with the Arts Council of Uusimaa. Kontaining will host projects by artists that consider the specific site of the container in Kamppi, in the categories of installation, performance and/ or participatory activities. The project is process-oriented, supports experimentation and encourages interactive and site-specific artwork and cross-media exchange.

The Ptarmigan team developing Kontaining is: Amal Laala, James Andean, Marek Pluciennik and Sari Kivinen.

Ptarmigan programme at Kontaining

28.05 Whose* Issues Creative Sustainability students of Aalto University

29.05  Performance programme
Cagevent: Sometimes it works, Sometimes it doesn’t: Karri Kokko, Joséphine A. Garibaldi and Paul Zmolek
Service At The Kontainer (See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Say No Evil):
Baaba Jakeh
Cagevent: Sometimes it works, Sometimes it doesn’t: Karri Kokko, Joséphine A. Garibaldi and Paul Zmolek
perfhop (in BarCamp style - all are welcome to come at start of the event to put your name on a list to participate)
Cherry Love Part I: Tattooing

30.05 process performance
Sari TM Kivinen (& guests) 'Drop-in' performers are welcome...
Install begins of Sound of Mäkelänkatu by Hermanni Saarinen

Sound of Mäkelänkatu –installation
Hermanni Saarinen

Marek Pluciennik 24hour event

02.06 Workshop, sound and music programme
10am -1pm
Hacklab workshop (tbc)
1pm - 7pm
Acousmatica IV: Acousmatica Kontained
An afternoon of acousmatic music, in the intimate setting of the Kontainer, including works both local and international, both fresh and classic...
Kontainer (Re)Sounding
Sound and music performances by Carmelo Nesci, Alejandro Olarte, Solmund Nystabakk, Saara Rautio, James Andean, Sound&Motion, and others

Moving image minifestival by Marek Pluciennik (times to be confirmed)

reSwing - installation
Leyla Nasibova, Verónica Bluguermann, Reha Discioglu

Vrouw Maria – 24 hours exhibition in process
Hannah Harkes  

Leri, Oggi Doman - photographic exhibition
Jari Heinonen
"Degradé - open rehearsal"
Anna Rouhu & Guadalupe López-Íñiguez

unKontained Translations – interactive installation with workshops and performances (times to be announced)
Arlene Tucker

Pluciè & Des Andes (James Andean & Marek Pluciennik performance)

Mapping culture workshop (artHOP) with Christine Langinauer & Sari TM Kivinen
2pm- late
P o P _ X

Liina Kuitinen (times to be confirmed)

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interactive performance
June 07, 2012 klo 09:00-09:00
part of project: Kontaining

unKontained Translations casts pedestrians as participants whilst the stage is set with new and previously made Translation is Dialogue (TID) artworks and TID artworks made on location in Helsinki to be part of the performance in an interactive way. Over the course of 24hours, the unKontained Translation's performances will show unforeseeable movements made by the public which will propel and create spontaneous translations unique to the location and audience. Involvement of all TID artists is encouraged and new forms of collaborations are welcome.


Thursday, June 7
9:00 - ... : unKontained Translation step out of the box with ongoing workshops and interactive art open for everybody and anybody to join.

Sari Toivola focuses on making pictures out of words.                                             

Arlene Tucker offers hints on translation techniques                                                

Nate Williams story tells his collages and art-making process.                               

15:00 - ... : Marko Juhani Roininen initiates his 'Crazy Wisdom' collective musical session.  Bring your instruments and create a live musical translation together!  Marko will bang his drums, Eero Savela will play his trumpet, and YOU will bring whatever makes noise.  This musical interpretation is based on Alejandra Pineda's description, which is the source code for Translation is Dialogue.

19:30 -  : Sari TM Kivinen will present performative responses that (depending on audience-participants) may become a workshop. 

Friday, June 8
5:30- 6:00 am : Giorgio Convertito (dancer) and Antonio Alemanno Konkra (double bass) perform their spacial translation at dawn.

New TID works from Svitlana Biedarieva, Heather Connelly, Astrid Fischer Pedersen, DJ Karl Marx, The Violent Fluffers, Nate Williams ( and more!

For more information on Translation is Dialogue and to participate in future TID installations please have a look at:

Arlene Tucker is a Taiwanese American artist born on December 3, 1980 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Tucker's art practice is inspired by the interaction between an artist or artwork and the viewer. She is interested in creating art and art installations that tell stories and that engage the viewer; that invite the viewer on stage to be a part of the storytelling or art creation process. Tucker aims to develop innovative and playful attitudes in multidisciplinary mediums and through an all-encompassing experience.  Living in Northern Europe where Tucker’s senses are constantly making meaning from an orchestra of foreign sounds and contextualizing new signs is a continuation of her dream to travel, discover and build for people.

Arlene H. Tucker