IF YOU'RE LIVING WITH REVERB
YOU'RE LIVING WITH MONEY
LAKE BY THE RIVER
q: can you love and be loved?
"helsinki group" a group show in gallery augusta finland 11/2015. curated by Valentinas Klimasauskas.
I presented a "new work" in the show:
Protection From Unwanted Visitors (i know from experience it works on mice)
drops of peppermint oil on various surfaces
- another thing was The Wrong digital biennale, 11/2015.
Curator par excellence Valentina Fois invited me to part of their pavilion, titled Utopia-Internet-Dystopia.
I "created" a new work for it titled "Current (for Wrong Biennale & Valentina F.)". It was easily one of the "better" things I've "done",
but pretty sure no one really "saw" it, based on my web site statistics, for example (which are not reliable as the work was on view at the Biennale's site, too):
I "gave" a "lecture" + a "workshop" at the University of Köln, Nov 2015.
It's written down in here so it must've happened.
I've been "teaching" an online course on sound design at University of Arts Helsinki Finlandia Viking Winter War.
Really nice "work" I was happy I was invited to "do" it, although the school itself is questionable as an idea turned into flesh & admin.
I'm "teaching" there again in Spring 2016, a course called "ART IS MEANINGLESS AND I WANT MY LIFE TO MEAN SOMETHING",
3rd or 4th time I'm "doing" that particular course (Helsinki 2014, Köln 2015-2016, Helsinki 2016, London 2015 (secretly)).
a poem i wrote for harry burke and oscar khan:
f u for coming here for help (2015)
f u for coming here for help
f me for depending on yr taste
theatre, i get that
people crave stories, i do 2
kimmo gets up talks, no prob
education’s like that, too
one talks others listen
u can alternate the structure
but it still originates in storytelling
all performances originate in storytelling 8)
they do they do they do the end
just like all musics are reactions to the beat
2nd viennese school = angry denial
sound art = coy denial
contemporary art, on the other hand
originates in art market
inst crit and conceptual art = knee-jerk reactions 2 money
contemporary art is da crisis of ownership
(maybe of value too idk)
hi i’m from finland, no art market
i wouldn’t wanted to have U.S. influences anyway
i mean i got into that stuff, eventually
late teens, fell in love with 70’s new york
like every other creative type in eurasia
then i grew up
woke up, like
this is not my story
this is not my beautiful house
i mean gallery space
gallery space makes no sense 2 me
where’s the story
where’s the beat
it’s not the ideology that perplexes me
but the weight_less_ness
here i am regardless
that reminds me of how we
the schengen-based, peripheral artists from finland greece et cetera
when we come to london we put on our show
of an enlightened tourist, judging all
forcing a rye bread diet on supposed coke heads
imperium strikes back on imperium
i mean i’m not an outsider
the moment i did my first value judgement
about someone else’s art
i became part of this show
i can scuplt it into a quote for u
Whenever we form an opinion about art, we attend to the creation of that same speculative value system that is making us depressed and passive.
what to show?
criticizing works by living people is futile
bodies stand in the way of the works
criticism should be reserved for dead people’s works
like how u shouldn’t hang out w ghosts either
pic: Plastiques photography.
The poem was made for Life gallery, curated by Harry Burke and Oscar Khan. First shown at SPACE, London, 2015.
for Morehshin Allahyari & Myriam Vanneschi
at Baltic Circle
with Jennifer Chan, Shawné Michaelain Holloway, Jacotey
at Finnish National Theatre
with Georges Jacotey
for in situ gallery (text here)
with Jussi Koitela
with Tuomas A. Laitinen
with Jenni Markkanen
with Jaakko Pallasvuo
with Jenna Sutela, PWR
for V4ult gallery (video here)
currently at White Building, frame_space residency, London, thinking if
Surrender (Finnish flag painted white, 2014). Pic: Paavo Lehtonen.
money @ k i m m o m o d i g d o t c o m