IC-98, Tellervo Kalleinen, Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, and Pilvi Takala @ Handwerker Gallery (Ithaca College)
Still from: IC-98, Theses on the Body Politic: Vicious Circle 1–3 (2007)
A selection of utopian media art distributed by AV-arkki is shown in the Handwerker Gallery at the Ithaca College, New York from March 23 to April 22. The exhibition “No/Good Place: Utopian Art from Finland” explores the boundaries between utopia and dystopia, fantastic and nightmarish scenarios for the future. The exhibition is curated by Professor Paul Wilson (Department of Art History).
AV-arkki contributes to the exhibition by distributing two works by Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen as well as a trilogy by IC-98. In addition, works by Pilvi Takala, AV-arkki’s member artist, are featured in the exhibition.
Complaints Choir (2006) is an installation based on Kalleinen’s and Kochta-Kalleinen’s project where they invite people to complain about anything they want and sing their complaints out as a choir. Their short film Archipelago Science Fiction (2012) is also produced in socially engaged manner: the inhabitants of the Turku archipelago islands perform four possible future scenarios – both chilling and hilarious.
Theses on the Body Politic: Vicious Circle 1–3 (2007) by IC-98 is a series of three pencil-drawn animations depicting the vicious circles of nature and culture, life and work, economy and exploitation in multirhythmic landscapes. IC-98’s works constantly challenge the anthropocentrism prevailing in most utopias.
No/Good Place: Utopian Art from Finland at the Handwerker Gallery at Ithaca College, NY, USA
March 23 – April 22, 2016
More information: Handwerker Gallery
AV-arkki has promoted and distributed Finnish media art since 1989. AV-arkki’s promotional efforts have made the artists’ participation in this event possible.