Participation at the First Pilot for the Arts Assembly which is a Perpetuum Mobilezation initiated by Ivor Stodolsky and Marita Muukkonen. Helsinki, Finland.
20.11.2009, 9:30 PM
Portrait about my work in the culture program Strada screened on channel YLE TV1 (Finnish national TV).
Joint artist talk titled Elsewhere/Within together with Nurri Kim at the The Knowledge of Arts and Culture, Degree Program for Cultural Management, Novia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland.
SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER
I show a new art work named 'Strange Fruit Bowl' at the Art Fair Suomi, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland.
Petri Saarikko and me are invited to speak at the first Interesting Helsinki event. We talk about our 5 Gramps. Korjaamo cultural factory, Helsinki, Finland.
We hand over the signatures to our Rentyhorn petition to the Swiss federal (government and the two chambers of Parliament) and the cantonal authorities in Berne.
A "Round Table Talk" will be held in Switzerland, i.e. a first round of negotiations about our request to have Agassizhorn renamed. Our delegation will consist of: Sasha Huber, Swiss-Haitian artist (Helsinki, Finland), Roger Buangi Puati, minister of the Swiss Reformed Church and historian, with Congolese origins (Lausanne, Switzerland), Kanyana Mutombo, journalist with Congolese origins and director of the "African People's University" (Geneva, Switzerland), as well as Hans Fässler, historian and founder of the Transatlantic committee "De-mounting Louis Agassiz" (St.Gallen, Switzerland). The communes bordering on Agassizhorn will be represented by the mayors of Grindelwald, Emanuel Schlaeppi, and of Guttannen, Hans Abplanalp, the UNESCO World Natural Heritage area by Beat Ruppen (Naters, Switzerland).
7th September 2009
Participation at Eternal Tour in Neuchâtel / Val de Travers, Switzerland, together with Hans Fässler.
4.–6.9.2009, 10 AM - 5 PM
Rentyhorn video at Eternal Tour, Maison blanche in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
JULY & AUGUST
Two month Artist-In-Residence at Capacete in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Public artist talk as part of the Capacete residency events, Gloria, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Distribution of bilingual (English - Portuguese) flyers about the Rentyhorn petition at "The 19th Century and the new frontiers of slavery and freedom" Seminar. Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Thank you to Maria Helena Machado for the Portuguese translation and for her support.
The Rentyhorn video was invited to the International Mountain Film Festival "Ushuaia Shh..." in Argentina.
Variations on Transcending the Finiteness of Human Vision
Finnish contemporary art exhibition curated by Marita Muukkonen, FRAME (Finland) at Riga Art Space.
Feature about my work in FRAMEWORK magazine #10.
Presence at launch: Finnish Pavilion, Giardini, Venice, 5.6.2009, 4-6 pm.
The Renaming Machine group exhibition & conference curated by Suzana Milevska.
Gallery Miroslav Kraljevic
4.–30.3.2009 / extended until 13.4.2009
Nom Propre - Exhibition
Tallberginkatu 1C, 2. Floor
In collaboration with French Cultural Centre Finland as part of Frakofonia Juhlii.
TACTIC event series. Participation in the debate: You stole my idea! and workshop about power and collaboration arranged and facilitated by Aine Ivers. With Petri Saarikko.
Foley Street, Dublin 1
Rentyhorn project presentation at
Dublin Art and Technology Association event.
Dame Street, Dublin 2