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This is an open call for choirs or choir enthusiasts in the greater Helsinki area to participate in a performance to commemorate Ilma Lindgren, who fought for everyone’s right to roam free and forage (jokaisenoikeus 1914-1920). It all started with a bucket of lingonberries picked on an island.
The event consists of a 90 minute workshop, a gathering at Hakaniemi, a 30 minute parade from Hakaniemi market square to Caisa Cultural Center and a celebration at Caisa from 13:30 onwards.
The event is part of Lotta Petronella’s work Materia Medica of Islands with chef Sami Tallberg and composer Lau Nau curated by Giovanna Esposito Yussif for Helsinki Biennial.
EVENT: Sat 2.9.2023
Cultural Centre Caisa
10:30-12:00 a 90-minute workshop lead by Lau Nau & Lotta Petronella
12:00 lunch offered to workshop participants
13:00 Parade leaves from Hakaniemi square to Caisa with choir and Cécile Orblin & Gerard Mannix Flynn
13:30 celebration of Ilma Lindgren at Caisa with a whipped lingonberry tribute by Sami Tallberg
14:00-16:00 Sonic journey with Miia Laine
If you wish to join, please wear pink or red colors in all shades of lingonberry.
All voices are welcome!
The event is part of Polyphonic Entanglements, a discursive series developed by the Museum of Impossible Forms for the Helsinki Biennial. The program is conceived as an evolving assemblage that contextualises and expands on the diverse practices and debates present in this biennial. The second iteration of this series will be on September Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd at Caisa Cultural Centre (Kaikukatu 4 B).
The two-days gathering brings together lectures, conversations, performances, screenings, sonic interventions and a parade commemorating Ilma Lindgren, who brought Everyone’s Right in Finland. The programme is curated by Giovanna Esposito Yussif, Artistic Director of Museum of Impossible Forms.