Fermenting the Change
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Fermenting the Change

Join us for this hands on workshop exploring the world from the perspective of the micro organic. Through multisensory and ritualised artistic practice we will deepen our collective understanding of the entangled nature of existence.

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M{IF} talk by Jack Halberstam : Trans* Art
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

M{IF} talk by Jack Halberstam : Trans* Art

Trans* Art
M{IF} talk by Jack Halberstam
February 2nd, 2019 I 18:00

In his brilliant, humorous and whimsical parody of a Smithsonian book titled American History in 101 Objects, artist Chris E. Vargas, in 2015, invited visitors into his imaginary Museum of Transgender Hirstory to see a show titled Transgender Hirstory in 99 Objects. Riffing on the self-importance of the Smithsonian title, the precision of its 101 objects and its investment in the notion of authentic history in the first place, Vargas called attention to the way that a history of gender variance will necessarily fall by the wayside in any canonical account of American history and will require its own object lessons. The objects that collectively tell the story of gender variance are counter-intuitive and suggestive, risqué and emblematic. For Vargas’s show, the objects ranged from queer banners by Tuesday Smilie to sculptures of hybrid creatures and photographic records of transgender lives gone by. What Transgender Hirstory in 99 Objects made clear, however, was that a trans* history is all at once a mobile set of materials and an archive of mobility. In this talk, we will, explore the wide range of materials in this archive and craft with them a trans* politics.

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Athena Farrokhzad - Workshop at Baltic Circle -festival
Nov
16
to Nov 17

Athena Farrokhzad - Workshop at Baltic Circle -festival

Writing as a Means of Struggle / Writing as an Archive of the Unthinkable (Workshop)
What is memory? What is art? What is struggle? What is trauma? What wounds dwell in the subconscious, how is the subconscious structured as language and how do we write, if writing is a game of darts, where the arrows are boomerangs? What does it mean to use writing as an archive of the unthinkable, both in the past and the future? Why do we keep decorating the dinner table of the power which holds us hostage? What are the implications of mobilizing the necessary strength in order to fight for vulnerability?
In this workshop, we collectively explore how writing can be used as a way of transforming subjects and societies.
Photo: Khashayar Naderehvandi

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M{𝓲𝑓} Improv Sessions V - Ada Hoel and Lauri Hyvärinen
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

M{𝓲𝑓} Improv Sessions V - Ada Hoel and Lauri Hyvärinen

Ada Hoel is a Norwegian noise performer and producer. She is currently doing the Music Technology Master’s programat NTNU, Trondheim, where she’s researching cross-adaptiveprocessing as a production and composition tool. Shecreates software to do this, and processes vocal, acousticand electric bass, drum, synthetic sounds and fieldrecordings.

Lauri Hyvärinen uses guitar as his main sound source. His sound and music related activities are of theoretical and practical nature, of which improvisation remains as his primary medium and interest. Hyvärinen utilises the possibilities of improvisation, compositional and minimalist structures in search for shared and intensified social and spatial constructions. 

Ada Hoel. Electronics 
and
Lauri Hyvärinen. Guitar

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M{𝓲𝑓} Improv autumn sessions go ON!
Oct
3
to Dec 14

M{𝓲𝑓} Improv autumn sessions go ON!

The Museum of Impossible Forms M{if} in collaboration with Äänen Lumo continue the improvisation sessions under our performance theme, 'The Fierce Urgency of Now'. Seasoned local and international improvisers will meet up on the stage of M{if} in Kontula creating unique performances. After the official program everybody who dares to improvise are invited to the blind dates sessions, which consists of short sets in solo, duos, trios or groups with the musician guests. Curated by Sergio Castrillón.

Photo by Jaime Culebro

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Zinejulkkarit / Zine launch
Sep
29
7:30 PM19:30

Zinejulkkarit / Zine launch

Welcome to the zine launch of Up with Trans! Zine was made during the Trans Week of Action.

Preliminary program:

Klo 17:30 Doors open
18:00 Zine presentation
18:15 Trans and media researcher Valo Vähäpassi talks on their reasearch (in Finnish)
19:15 Short film screening. Eeti Piiroinen: Kotiinpaluu / Homecoming
20:30 Drag-show 
21:00 DJ 

22:30 Space closes

**** Before the launch the space hosts a peer support discussion session concerning the denial of care for non-binary people. The discussion is open for transpeople only. Discussion starts at 3 pm and ends at 5 pm. Welcome!****

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Feminist Anti Racist Night School (FAR) : Confronting class in institutional settings
Aug
31
6:00 PM18:00

Feminist Anti Racist Night School (FAR) : Confronting class in institutional settings

In our first FAR night school learning session of the fall 2018 semester, we will engage with social class, a concept that is often ignored in discussions of structural inequality in contemporary society. How do institutional settings (such as health care, school, work places) privilege and reward behaviour associated with certain class groups? How does class intersect with identity categories such as race, gender and sexuality? How can we question class-based barriers in our everyday lives (as a friend, family member, student, employee, consumer etc.)?

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