People in White

Tellervo Kalleinen

Collaboration with Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen. People in White explores the relationship between doctor and patient in mental-health care. Ten Dutch people share stories about their encounters with mental health-care professionals and re-enact some of the key moments. Memories vary from healing moments to the horrors of isolation and abuse.

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Tellervo Kalleinen (Author), Tellervo Kalleinen (Director), Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen (Director), Tellervo Kalleinen (Editor), Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen (Editor), Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen (Script), Tellervo Kalleinen (Script), Ernst Dekker (Actor), Jacqueline Rietveld (Actor), Christine van Stralen (Actor), Fabio-Romano del Castello (Actor), Kees van Lamoen (Actor), Conny Beyer (Actor), Hugo Maerten (Actor), Mieke (Actor), Don Asser (Actor), Ellen van Rossum (Actor), Kaspars Brakis (Camera), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), SKOR (Funder), Ulrich F. Stanke (Sound), Christopher Schwarzer (Sound)
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Tellervo Kalleinen is a visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. She graduated as MFA from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2003. She works with video, performance, intervention and events. Most of her works are participatory and based on creative collaboration. Since 2003, she has worked with Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen. The works of the artist duo are participatory by nature. Most recent works tackle the human relationship with society through means of film. 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.