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Two works of community art for Jakomäki in spring 2018

1.2.2018 19:14

In the spring of 2018, Riikka Kuoppala and Kaisa Salmi will produce two works of community art in Jakomäki, which have been commissioned by HAM.

Artist Riikka Kuoppala’s Jakomäki Surprise Agency will open in January. The bureau is looking for suggestions for small and large surprises, with the aim of helping people who live in Jakomäki to get to know each other better and to encourage them to think more about the environment that they live in. Some of the surprises will be created with those who suggested them and with other local parties during spring 2018. Participate in the work of art and surprise a friend, relative or neighbour: yllatystoimisto.net.

Artist Kaisa Salmi’s Rocks of the six, performance party! is a work of art which will take place on the rocks of Jakomäki on Saturday 28 April 2018 at 1 pm–3 pm. The main characters, who come from different communities, all have stories that originate from the rocks, and these will be combined into a joint work of art. The piece will be performed by five actors and will include choreography by dance artist Alpo Aaltokoski. Musician Noora Salmi will compose a song for the party, and joYe will play music and get people dancing. After this nourishment for the soul, there will be a soup picnic prepared by a top chef to nourish the body. A documentary of the main characters and the performance will be made and will be screened in Jakomäki, among other places.

Both works of art, which are part of HAM’s project, It’s raining art in Jakomäki, are open to all inhabitants of Jakomäki.

The works of art were chosen through an open application process for community art which was organised by HAM in the spring of 2017. We received more than 80 applications and were very pleased about all the interest. Thank you to all the applicants!

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