Happening in September: Creating Space for Listening will visit KEHÄ – festival

photo: Anniina Holappa, KEHÄ 2020

Creating space for listening is going to visit Kehä – festival in Northern Finland, Oulu this month. I feel so happy to be part of it and it feels good to perform live after a long brake.

My piece is a drawing dialogue with the audience. It is very special chance to draw together with one person at a time. This is an updated version of the drawing installation at Third Space gallery in Helsinki in 2019. In the piece I am inviting people to a nonverbal dialogue. We will create a soundscape by drawing. If desired, everyone can share their thoughts on the encounter after the drawing session. I hope you are able to come and experience some of the works on Saturday 26.9. that is the day for the audience.

Kehä is a Multidisciplinary Artfestival for two. This year there are works from 11 artists, all one-to-one performances. I am really looking forward experiencing it because it is not only a day of performing but 5 days of sharing and working with other artists, with local communities, a symposium and workshops. I am sharing a link and some information about the festival here (unfortunately in finnish).

Kehä-festivaali 2020


Monitaiteellinen Kehä-festivaali kahdelle järjestetään 25.-26.9.2020 Kulttuuritalo Valveella Oulussa. Kulttuuriosuuskunta ILMEen järjestämän festivaalin teemana on tänä vuonna raja. Aihetta lähestytään kahdenkeskisissä kohtaamisissa muun muassa vuorovaikutuksellisen esitystaiteen, paperiteatterin, improvisaatiovideotaiteen ja holistisen säveltaiteen keinoin.

​Kaikille avoin ja maksuton festivaalipäivä on lauantai 26.9. Teokset toteutetaan yhdelle kokijalle kerrallaan. Osaa teoksia voi katsoa kaikessa rauhassa, osa kutsuu festivaalivierasta osallistumaan. Ohjelmassa on teoksia yhdeltätoista taiteilijalta.

News 2020

Hi everyone,

I hope you are well and safe ❤

This year I will be mostly working at the studio and learning something new, but there are some dates you can save:

In June there are sound drawing workshops for young in Kuopio. Go and book your place at https://www.kulttuuriareena44.fi/event/kesatoimintaa-kulttuuriareenalla-2020/

In September you can take part in Creating Space for Listening – performance at KEHÄ – festival in Oulu, Finland. Check out the info (right now only in Finnish) at https://www.kulttuuriosuuskuntailme.fi/keha2020

Also, Thinking through drawing is planning on having online symposium this year because our September meeting Drawing Together in New Paltz – New York has postponed to 2021. If you are interested in taking part, offering an online workshop or showing your work, please contact us. You can join our mailing list or write an email to brewdrawing@gmail.com. We will be telling more about it soon at https://www.thinkingthroughdrawing.org

Big Hugs,