In the ‘Complaints Choir’ project the complaints of the choir members are transformed into an impressive choir song with the help of a local musician. The project is open for anybody, no earlier singing experience required. The complaints vary from small daily irritations to big global issues. So far the project has been realised in Birmingham, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg and Tokyo.
anxiety, emotions, families, fear (emotions), grief, human relations, loss, political attitudes, singing
Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen (Author), Tellervo Kalleinen (Author), Tellervo Kalleinen (Director), Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen (Director)
Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen is from Dresden in Eastern Germany. He graduated from the Art Academy of Hamburg in 2000. He has also studied at the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts MHI 1996–97 and the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts 1998–99. He is best known for his collaboration with Tellervo Kalleinen since 2003. Their projects often take the form of video installations, films and happenings or events in creative collaboration with participants. Kalleinen and Kochta-Kalleinen have participated in exhibitions around the world, including Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria (2010), MoMA P.S.1 in New York (2008), Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2010) and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki (2014). Kalleinen and Kochta-Kalleinen won the prestigious Ars Fennica Award in 2014.