We are happy to announce the first 2 projects which will premiere in the Media Facadese Helsinki festival, August 27-September 5.
Sini Haapalinna, Markku Nousiainen, Pia Lindy, Matti Niinimäki (FI): Giants of the Hoods, participatory media and dance project.
Tenantspin (UK): media workshops on "Normality and citizenship" in Kontula (Helsinki) and Anfield (Liverpool).
Both projects use methods of participatory media to find out about local people's ideas of 'normality' and locality. In Helsinki, the projects will be realized in Kontula.
The pair of projects are supported by an artist-in-residence exchange between Liverpool (FACT) and Helsinki (m-cult). The residencies are realized in co-operation with the Finnish Institute in London and HIAP, Helsinki International Artist Programme.
Read more in the attached press release (in Finnish).