This year has gone so fast and it is time to wrap up things before the Holidays. This year has been a lot about dialogue and sharing with two new large-scale projects and some smaller ones. In each one of them, I was connecting with something new and drawing + listening as carefully as possible.
This year I have worked together with a Ringette – team, 60 + people, Sociology students at Turku University, art students, art lovers of many kinds, the KSL Civic Association for Adult Learning, artists, researchers as well as with my kid and AI. Maybe it is needless to say that I am curious and love the dialogue. Looking back at things that happened this year, it certainly is a privilege for me to be able to do these things. Thinking about how difficult times we are experiencing, I am so happy to see that there still is a possibility for sharing, trust and inspiration. I am glad that so many thinkers, makers and associations have been reaching out to ask me to collaborate! Please do, I am more than happy to continue sharing practice, opening dialogue, connecting and listening through art.
There are still some things happening in Kuopio this year. So, if you are here please go and see what´s written below. If you are not in Kuopio or in Finland, I am more than happy to tell you that these projects seem to have a life of their own, so you might be able to experience some of it the following year out of my home city.
I will be sharing also something new right before Christmas. So stay tuned for a couple of weeks more! Until then, I wish you a peaceful and inspiring December!
Hear you soon again,
SHARED FUTURES – project
The nearest event is gonna happen on Saturday this week
Saturday 3.12. between 12-14 – KIVET TYKKÄÄ TEKNOSTA – and other reflections on future
Kohtaamo, Kuopio City Library, Maaherrankatu 12, 70100 Kuopio
The 60 + group, Performing artist Anna Maria Väisänen and myself are sharing thoughts and inviting the audience to participate at Kohtaamo. You are more than welcome to follow what we have found through the year-long working process about the future. See the link below:
Read more about Annas work: https://www.annamariavaisanen.com/
RINK at Kuopio Art Museum
There a is a little bit more than a month to experience a group exhibition DIALOGI at Kuopio Art Museum.
I, Iida Valkonen and the working group created an audiovisual installation where the key concept is drawing…on the ice this time. Go and see what ringette team NoU Ringette has to do with it!
Info (in Finnish) https://kuopiontaidemuseo.fi/ars-libera-dialogi/
photo: Kim Saarinen 2022
Emma Fält & Iida Valkonen
Filming and editing: Kim Saarinen & Iida Valkonen
Composing and sound design: Emma Fält & Andrea Mancianti
Production: Fält & Valkonen
Team: NoU Ringette
Support: The Finnish Cultural Foundation, The Finnish Cultural Foundation North Savo Regional Fund, The Arts Promotion Centre Finland, The Finnish Musicians’ Union, Roberto Fusco
The group exhibition RAHTU HIEKKAA, VETTÄ JA TAIVASTA
My new audiovisual installation Voiko Sinne Sukeltaa? is part of the 70th-anniversary exhibition of the Iisalmi Seudun Kuvataideseura ry. The exhibition RAHTU HIEKKAA, VETTÄ JA TAIVASTA is open until 31.12.2022.
I created there a piece that was inspired by outer space, a dialogue with my child who was learning to use words and the capability to connect with something that is far away, almost unreachable.
More info in Finnish: https://www.eemil.fi/nayttelyt/
Voiko Sinne Sukeltaa? photo 2022EF
GalleriA: The chance that makes what we are
Roberto Fusco and I were showing our piece The chance that makes what we are at Kuopio Art Museum this summer. It was great to bring this piece alive in my home city!
You can read more here (in Finnish) https://kuopiontaidemuseo.fi/emma-falt-ja-roberto-fusco-the-chance-that-makes-it-what-we-are/
Go and see what is going on at the GalleriA. It is a collaborative gallery of the Kuopio Art Museum and the Kuopio Kuvataiteilijat ry – Ars Libera which operates on the premises of the Kuopio Art Museum. The gallery, which focuses on Northern Savoland visual art, is free of exhibition rent for artists and free of admission for visitors. GalleriA’s goal is to diversify the art that is viewed in Northern Savonia. GalleriA was opened this summer.
Photo: Kim Saarinen 21
Public Sound Art Piece at Karakallio
The rest of the year I am working on a new public art piece at Karakallio, Espoo. The work is commissioned by Upeart.
It will be a bit different process than the previous ones and also my first public art piece. Can´t wait to tell you more about it!
Read more about Upeart at https://www.upeart.com/
Other future thoughts & Projects coming soon!