19 Apr 2021

Events

HIAP Open Studios / Spring 2021

Welcome to the spring edition of the HIAP Open Studios!

It is not necessary to sign-up in advance to visit the HIAP Open Studios, unless this is specifically stated.

Download the leaflet for the Spring Open Studios here

HIAP Open Studios offers the unique opportunity to meet up with the artists-in-residence and get a glimpse of the work that they have been developing during their residency. The event takes place towards the end of each three-month residency season, in late May, August, and November.

The supporting curator for the spring season 2021 is Pontus Kyander.

Spring Season 2021 residents at HIAP
Anastasia Artemeva (Russia / Ireland / Finland), Jessie Bullivant (Australia / Finland), Freja Bäckman (Finland / Germany), Michaela Casková (Finland / Czech Republic), Jaana Kokko (Finland), Anikó Kuikka (Finland), Linda and Aura (Finland), Lucila Mayol (Argentina / Norway / Finland), Minou Norouzi (Austria / United Kingdom), Bita Razavi (Finland / Estonia / Iran).

Read more about the current residents here.


PROGRAMME

TUE 11 MAY 16:30–19:30
SAT 15 MAY & SUN 16 MAY 14:00–18:00


Jessie Bullivant, installation
Location: HIAP Gallery Augusta (entrance hall)
Participation open – no registration required
Max nr of simultaneous visitors in the gallery: 5

Jessie Bullivant presents research material and archive of episodes from A Bad Sign, adapted for HIAP Open Studios Spring 2021.

A Bad Sign by Jessie Bullivant is a fragmentary, episodic, digital LED text work made for the office window of Titanik Gallery, Turku. It goes live in between exhibitions in 2021, and began with the Pilot Episode on 8th March 2021. A Bad Sign was commissioned by curator Katie Lenanton and artist Bogna Luiza Wisniewska as part of the durational exhibition project, Weathering (2020–22). Follow the project on instagram: @something.is.weathering.

Lucila Mayol, series of drawings
Location: HIAP Gallery Augusta (entrance hall)
Participation open – no registration required
Max nr of simultaneous visitors in the gallery: 5

Freja Bäckman, sound work
Location: HIAP Gallery Augusta (second hall)
Participation open – registration required only for the time slots Tue 11.5. at 19:30–20:00, Sat 15.5. at 18:00–18:30, Sun 16.5. at 18:00–18:30. To register click here
Max nr of simultaneous visitors in the gallery: 5

I was told I chop wood like a ballet dancer (On Circles), 30 min vinyl record, 2020

I was told I chop wood like a ballet dancer is a body of work that has grown as a collective effort. Following the origin of the word concert – to contest, question, dispute (with) as well as agreement in action. The text on the record cites both sentences and form from Gertrude Stein’s A Circular Play (1920) as well as the musical version In Circles (1967). Material is stolen as a form of appreciation from a number of sources.

The vinyl record is published with Coda Press 2020.

Voice: Elena Schmidt
Sound design, recording (side A and B) & original score (side B): Manuela Schininá
On bass: Cash Hauke, Freja Bäckman, Mitchelle Betancourt, Verónica Mota, Wassan Ali
Chopping wood: Hanna Maria Bergfors, Henna Räsänen, Winnie Olbrich

Sound technician (live): Lola Tseytlin/Sound Systers
Cover design: Ebba Fransén Waldhör

Published by Scott Elliott/Coda Press

The live recordings were made at District in Berlin in April 2018 in curatorial collaboration with Suza Husse as part of Freja Bäckman’s I was told I chop wood like a ballet dancer series.

Supported by Kulturrådet, Norske Billedkunstnere, Bergen Kommune, Kone Foundation, AVEK, Svenska kulturfonden, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Bergen Center for Electronic Arts, District Berlin

Anastasia Artemeva, workshop
Location: HIAP Project Space
Participation open – no registration required
Max nr of simultaneous participants in the space: 5
Please, allow at least about 30 min to participate in this workshop.

Anastasia will host a non-stop sewing workshop. Visiting the workshop, you will receive a fabric sketchbook made especially for you. You are encouraged to stay and use the sketchbook and the materials provided to record your immediate environment. This process-based project is about how we view and see the world around us. Using embroidery and textile work as a means of sketching is a process that requires focus, close attention, and patience. These images cannot be erased, cannot be turned into whole again, but can be repaired and mended.

The workshop is suitable for people of all ages; beginners, as well as, advanced textile practitioners. Languages; English, Finnish and Russian. 

Jaana Kokko
Location: HIAP Studios
Participation open – no registration required
Max nr of simultaneous visitors in the studio: 5

Anikó Kuikka
Location: HIAP Studios
Participation open – no registration required
Max nr of simultaneous visitors in the studio: 5

Linda & Aura, performance
(on view only in the weekend, 15.5. & 16.5.)
Location: HIAP Studios
Duration: ongoing
Participation open – no registration required
Max nr of simultaneous visitors in the studio: 5

If you belong to a risk-group and wish to visit the HIAP Open Studios, part of the event can be viewed by appointment. For more information, please contact eleni@hiap.fi


Limited visitor capacities
In line with the current pandemic restrictions, and in order to ensure a safe visit, we are limiting the number of visitors in all our spaces to 5 people at a time.
If the venue reaches its capacity, please be prepared to wait a little until the next visitor leaves.

Measurements for a safe visit
In our effort to ensure a safe visit to all our events, we strongly advise you to consider and follow the guidelines listed below:
– Refrain from visiting our events, if you have any symptoms of illness.
– Use a face mask in all our event locations (required for visitors over 15-years-old). If you have forgotten yours, we offer face masks on site.
– Keep a safe distance to others.
– Use hand sanitiser upon entering any event locations.
– Cough or sneeze on a tissue or your sleeve.
– Drinks and snacks will not be served in any of the events of this season’s HIAP Open Studios.


Locations (see locations on map below)

  • HIAP Studios (nr 34 on the Suomenlinna map), Suomenlinna B 44-45
  • HIAP Gallery Augusta & Project Space (nr 33 on the map), Suomenlinna B 28/2

How to get there
Ferries run by HSL and the privately operated JT-Line water buses. The ferries leave from the Market Square (Kauppatori).
Ferry schedules: HSL timetable here, JT-Line timetable here

Accessibility
Accessing Suomenlinna by wheelchair is possible but we recommend to be accompanied by a person assisting. We are happy to help you plan your visit. Please contact HIAP for additional information, and read more on accessible route for visitors on Suomenlinna here.

Free entrance. Welcome!