Friday 23rd September : a little piece of land at Pixelache

The purpose of us being in Helsinki was to contribute to the Pixelache2016 festival by presenting our ongoing project and leading a workshop. Early that morning, before we prepared for these, we took a walk along the Ruoholahti Canal at the back of our apartment building to visit the Cable Factory.



The Cable Factory is the largest cultural centre in Finland. It houses 3 museums, 12 galleries, dance theatres, art schools and a host of artists, bands and companies. We explored the gallery spaces located around its five floors and got to see some art currently being produced in the city.










After lunch it was time to get to the hospital and set up for our presentation and workshop.

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Jake led a presentation with images and discussion introducing the workshop group to the background behind the ideas of our workshop Silent Bird Song. After this the group set to making small birds using found plant material, which would then be placed out in the park with messages for the public.

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wkshp_beginmake_s wkshp_clemmake_s wkshp_siila_s

wkshp_katamake_s wkshp_group_s

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wkshp_clemens_s wkshp_claudia_s

wkshp_monika_s wkshp_katarina_s

It was an important part of the workshop that each participant made their intervention into the park as a solitary experience, so we asked the group to take a photo of their bird where they had left it. The workshop ended with us regrouping and sharing the photos and ideas we had.

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kata1_s kata2_s

claudia2_s claudia1_s

siila_s marc_s

johanna_s monika1_s




Image credit: Jake Harries, Monika Dutta and workshop participants




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