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Friday 3.11.2017, at 6pm
MUU Gallery
Lönnrotinkatu 33, Helsinki


On Friday 3.11. there will be a Conversation between the artist of Once again –exhibition Annette Arlander and MUU’s visiting curator Irini Papadimitriou. The Conversation will involve subjects of new media art, environment as well as technology and environmental changes. The event will start at 6pm in MUU Gallery, Lönnrotinkatu 33, Helsinki. Welcome!

The Conversation will be in English.

Irini Papadimitriou’s visit and program in Finland is realised in collaboration with The Finnish Institute in London.

Irini Papadimitriou is a curator, producer and cultural manager, working at the forefront of digital culture. As Digital Programmes Manager at the V&A, Irini is responsible, amongst other projects, for the annual Digital Design Weekend: a big-scale event of interactive installations, open and collaborative workshops, artists’ presentations and talks; as well as Digital Futures: a networking event for displaying and discussing work by researchers, artists, designers, companies and other professionals working with art, technology, design, science and beyond. Irini is also Head of New Media Arts Development at Watermans, an arts organisation supporting artists working with technology, where she is curating the exhibition programme and an annual Digital Performance festival.

Annette Arlander is a Helsinki-based artist, researcher and pedagogue. She is one of the pioneers of Finnish performance art and a trailblazer of artistic research in Finland. She graduated as director from the Theatre Academy in 1981 and received a doctorate from the same institution in 1999. She served as professor of performance art and theory at Theatre Academy 2001–2013, as professor in artistic research at University of the Arts Helsinki 2015–2016, and as visiting professor at Stockholm University of the Arts. She is currently postdoc fellow in the arts at Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies and principal investigator of the Academy of Finland funded research project How to Do Things with Performance. She is also visiting researcher at the Academy of Fine Arts at University of the Arts Helsinki. In her artistic work Arlander uses moving image and recorded speech to perform in (with and through) landscapes, working between the traditions of performance art, video and environmental art.