POC Open Mic#7
Oct
15
6:30 pm18:30

POC Open Mic#7

Museum of Impossible Forms is excited to host and present Open Mic Helsinki and POC Open Mic #7

“This time, we privilege younger performers, especially those who have not had a chance to take the stage with us before. All you need to do is turn up, tell us you want to go on, and the stage is yours!

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Radikaalit Ristipistot työpajat / Radical Cross-stitch workshops
Oct
16
5:00 pm17:00

Radikaalit Ristipistot työpajat / Radical Cross-stitch workshops

Radical cross-stitch is part of the craftivist movement, showing that feminist activism can take many forms, including craft. The workshops want to bring forth cross-stitch as an art form, show its versatility, as well as its ability to be political and radical. The gatherings follow the form of feminist sewing circles, being also a place for relaxed socializing and discussion.

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Creative Writing Workshop: Inaam Kachachi in Conversation with Aya Chalabee
Oct
19
2:40 pm14:40

Creative Writing Workshop: Inaam Kachachi in Conversation with Aya Chalabee

Museum of Impossible Forms continues its series of Creative Writing Workshop in collaboration with author Hassan Blasim. 

Unlike in the previous series, this workshop is limited to one lecturer, Inaam Kachachi, and one participant, Aya Chalabee, who have been working in correspondence since February. Inaam and Aya will meet each other for the first time and talk about writing, freedom, language, women, exile and homeland.

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Society of Cinema: NOTNOW series of short films
Oct
20
4:00 pm16:00

Society of Cinema: NOTNOW series of short films

Museum of Impossible Forms is delighted to present a set of 13 short films, curated by Danai Anagnostou.

This trans-national set of films offer a critical cross-section of experimental cinematic practices today. Offering a meandering choreography of subjects, the films focus on bodies that orbit several paths of intimacy, yearning and inspiration. 

By shifting away from the dominant perspectives of commercial filmmakers and festival selections, Danai offers to redirect our gaze to the presence of otherwise Untitled Bodiesanother map in ‘The Atlas of Lost Beliefs’.

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Radikaalit Ristipistot työpajat / Radical Cross-stitch workshops
Oct
30
5:00 pm17:00

Radikaalit Ristipistot työpajat / Radical Cross-stitch workshops

Radical cross-stitch is part of the craftivist movement, showing that feminist activism can take many forms, including craft. The workshops want to bring forth cross-stitch as an art form, show its versatility, as well as its ability to be political and radical. The gatherings follow the form of feminist sewing circles, being also a place for relaxed socializing and discussion.

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Radikaalit Ristipistot työpajat / Radical Cross-stitch workshops
Oct
2
5:00 pm17:00

Radikaalit Ristipistot työpajat / Radical Cross-stitch workshops

Radical cross-stitch is part of the craftivist movement, showing that feminist activism can take many forms, including craft. The workshops want to bring forth cross-stitch as an art form, show its versatility, as well as its ability to be political and radical. The gatherings follow the form of feminist sewing circles, being also a place for relaxed socializing and discussion.

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Society of Cinema: 'Myth of Modernity' and 'Yeh Freedom Life'
Sep
21
6:00 pm18:00

Society of Cinema: 'Myth of Modernity' and 'Yeh Freedom Life'

Myth of Modernity and Yeh Freedom Life are two films emerging from Bangkok and New Delhi respectively, dealing with different aspects of urban life in contemporary Asia, including religion, politics, love and family. Sewn in the making of these films are questions of how these aspects of life can be thought through, discussed and represented and where, when and how do these representations bend, break or transcend into realms outside of themselves.

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Radikaalit Ristipistot työpajat / Radical Cross-stitch workshops
Sep
18
5:00 pm17:00

Radikaalit Ristipistot työpajat / Radical Cross-stitch workshops

Radical cross-stitch is part of the craftivist movement, showing that feminist activism can take many forms, including craft. The workshops want to bring forth cross-stitch as an art form, show its versatility, as well as its ability to be political and radical. The gatherings follow the form of feminist sewing circles, being also a place for relaxed socializing and discussion.

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Gesture III: Bread Omens
Sep
14
11:00 am11:00

Gesture III: Bread Omens

‘The exploration of sustenance and sustainability is the Third gesture of Hospitality’

In collaboration with Museum of Impossible Forms, artist collective Asematila has invited Bread Omens (initiated by Elina Rantasuoand Jani Purhonen) to take part in the week of Gathering for Rehearsing Hospitalities. Bread Omens is working around bread, fantasies of kinship, and playing with the idea of the nearly vanishing culture of communal bread ovens–while expanding their artistic practice through collecting bread starters, stories and engaging in encounters.

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Performance LAB XVI: Varia Sjöström, Hatz Lambo & Valentin Kimstedt
Sep
13
8:00 pm20:00

Performance LAB XVI: Varia Sjöström, Hatz Lambo & Valentin Kimstedt

“This year’s conference will be hosted by Varia Sjöström and Hatz Lambo. Sjöström and Lambo will have the honour to present groundbreaking facts on historiography: Discovered in the initial Archive of the Founding Members of Dust and Seeds - including the first Prototype of D.E.X.Y : The Rape-Prevention Chip, which kick-started the Age of Non-Violence. Varia Sjöström, descendent of the first Feminist Guerilla Generation – we are happy to have them back! They have been researching on uncontrolled uploads of Tic Symptoms. They will share some new insights with us.”

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Party, a Tool for Care: Vidisha Fadescha
Sep
12
7:00 pm19:00

Party, a Tool for Care: Vidisha Fadescha

Vidisha Fadescha’s practice as an artist curator has evolved to include public engagments as a form of political discourse. Through parties and by investigating sites of nightlight, Vidhisha creates spaces for healing, for discourse and for norm-critical future forward thinking.

During her talk , Vidisha Fadescha will present her praxis of looking at ‘party as a form, and clubs as sites for art and politics’. 

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Gesture II: Nynnyt Workshop: How to work with Imperfect Tools
Sep
11
2:00 pm14:00

Gesture II: Nynnyt Workshop: How to work with Imperfect Tools

Devising together the tools required to counter Institutional Hegemony is the Second gesture of Hospitality’.

Museum of Impossible Forms has invited nynnyt, a queer feminist curatorial duo consisting of Selina Väliheikki and Orlan Ohtonen, to host a workshop on ‘How to work responsibly with Imperfect Tools’.

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Gesture V: Bread Archive
Sep
10
to 15 Sep

Gesture V: Bread Archive

Producing and Transmitting Knowledge is The Fifth gesture of Hospitality

Museum of Impossible Forms and Asematila present Bread Archive: a multi-sensory installation as a method to bridge two programs through epistemological knowledges, using bread and its histories within Finnish Cultural memories, within its contemporary fabric and the entanglements of purity, immigration, refuge, borderless-ness, community and participatory knowledge gathering.

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Gesture IV: Bread Stories / Leipätarinoita
Sep
9
to 14 Sep

Gesture IV: Bread Stories / Leipätarinoita

To participate with and involve those who live amongst us is the Fourth gesture of Hospitality.

Along with community artist and activist Heidi Hänninen from Kontula Art School (KAS!), the Museum of Impossible Forms will work with sister institutions (D-Asema, Kontula Library, Luuppi – Kontula Youth Center ) within Kontula to host a series of workshops in Kontula.

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Gesture I: Rehearsing Dialogues with Frame Contemporary Art Finland
Sep
9
to 14 Sep

Gesture I: Rehearsing Dialogues with Frame Contemporary Art Finland

The First gesture of Hospitality is to invite and welcome people into one’s own space, of relinquishing agency and authorship

Museum of Impossible Forms welcomes and opens its doors to the organisers, invited speakers, and guests of Frame Contemporary Art Finland’s ‘Rehearsing Dialogues’, a series of conversations, discussions, presentations, and happenings performed daily.

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Ubuntu Film Club: Homecoming
Sep
8
4:00 pm16:00

Ubuntu Film Club: Homecoming

Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé presents an intimate look at her historic 2018 Coachella performance that paid homage to America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). It also reveals the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement. The Netflix film features rehearsal and live footage of the performance.

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M{if} Discourse Series: Heiny Srour Film-Screening and Public Lecture
Sep
5
6:00 pm18:00

M{if} Discourse Series: Heiny Srour Film-Screening and Public Lecture

Museum of Impossible Forms in collaboration with Academy of Moving People and Images and Aalto University/Critical Cinema Lab, warmly welcomes filmmaker Heiny Srour, one of the important female filmmakers in the Third Cinema movement of the 70s, to screen and discuss her seminal film  ‘The Hour of Liberation Has Arrived’ – the first film by an Arab female filmmaker from the Third World to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival. 

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M{if} Discourse Series: Heiny Srour Masterclass
Sep
4
5:00 pm17:00

M{if} Discourse Series: Heiny Srour Masterclass

Museum of Impossible Forms in collaboration with Academy of Moving People and Images and Aalto University/ Critical Cinema Lab, warmly welcomes filmmaker Heiny Srour to Helsinki. Heiny Srour(1945) is one of the important female filmmakers in the Third Cinema movement of the 70s.

Heiny Srour will conduct a Masterclass, titled ‘SHOOTING UNDER DANGER. SHOOTING IN THE SITUATION OF A PIONEER’ and a screening of her film ‘Leila and the Wolves’.

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POC Open Mic#5
Aug
27
6:30 pm18:30

POC Open Mic#5

Museum of Impossible Forms is excited to host and present Open Mic Helsinki and POC Open Mic #5

“This time, we privilege younger performers, especially those who have not had a chance to take the stage with us before. All you need to do is turn up, tell us you want to go on, and the stage is yours!

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