Friday, November 18, 2005

Once more - vielä kerran!

Visual Poetry, Text Art, Sound Art and Poetry
TekstiKonst - TextTaide in Helsinki, November 22, 2005

Galleria Huuto, the Swedish poetry magazine OEI and the Finnish poetry magazine Tuli&Savu present TekstiKonst-TextTaide; a two-part poetry-art event, Tuesday, November 22nd.

TekstiKonst 1 opens Tuesday, November 22nd, at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Galleria Huuto (Laivurinkatu 43) with a vernissage of visual and conceptual poetry by Jörgen Gassilewski and Anna Hallberg from Sweden, and Cia Rinne, from Finland.

TekstiKonst 2 is an event at Dubrovnik Lounge&Lobby (Eerikinkatu 11) from 7:00 pm - 2:00 am with readings by 30 poets from Sweden and Finland. During the breaks there will be sound art performances by Captain Heroin and Twisted Krister.

The reading features the following poets and artists from Sweden: Ida Börjel, Lars Carlsson, Helena Eriksson, Jörgen Gassilewski, Anna Hallberg, Johannes Heldén, Martin Högström, Ulf Karl Olov Nilsson and Fredrik Nyberg.

The reading features the following poets and artists from Finland: Robert Alftán, Ralf Andtbacka, Marina Ciglar, Agneta Enckell, Karin Huber, Jonimatti Joutsijärvi, Leevi Lehto, Jan Olov Mallander, Teemu Manninen, Peter Mickwitz, Reetta Niemelä, Jyrki Pellinen, Cia Rinne, Oscar Rossi, Aki Salmela, Eino Santanen, Miia Toivio, Juhana Vähänen, and Heidi von Wright.

Internet-poet and composer Jukka-Pekka Kervinen has made the poster for the event.

This project is connected to a joint pedagogical project focused on language, identity and textual art, in which the participating institutions are the Finland-Swedish Polytechnic Arcada, University of Art and Design Helsinki, and Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia.

Thank you:
Helsinki city
Swedish Culture Foundation
Cultural Foundation of Uusimaa

Galleria Huuto, Marina Ciglar 040-54 14 369,
Tuli&Savu, editor-in-chief Miia Toivio 040-569 5553,
OEI, editor Jonas (J) Magnusson 070-4276443,
OEI, correspondent Fredrik Hertzberg, 041-5015334,

Some information about the actors in charge

Galleria Huuto is a gallery run by artists. It was founded in 2002 by the Mehiläispesä / Bikupan organization, with some 60 members. One of the gallery's most important functions is to offer young, non-established artists a possibility to display their art outside of the commercial circle of art galleries in Helsinki. This year, the gallery has expanded and utilizes two locations, one on Viiskulma/Femkanten and the other on Uudenmaankatu/Nylandsgatan. The ongoing exhibitions provide many artists a possibility to communicate with their audience. Galleria Huuto also produces joint ventures, collaborations (the first artist's book 2005) and invites other actors - as in the present case.

OEI is a literary magazine focused on poetry, aesthetics and theory, based in Stockholm and Gothenburg. The first issue appeared in 1999. Having initially investigated the relations and differentials between Canadian pataphysics and visual poetry, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E and alternative orthography, electronic poetry and idiocy, cut-up, détournement, sampling, ready made and post production, OEI is presently moving towards sound poetry, biosemiotics, nonsense and virus production.

Tuli&Savu is the only Finnish literary magazine focusing exclusively on poetry. Founded in 1994, it is issued quarterly. Its mission is to maintain a professional discussion open to innovative perspectives on the meaning and possibilities of poetry. Tuli&Savu is published by the poetry organization Nihil Interit ( in collaboration with students from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, and the printing-house Art-Print ( is a literary club founded in 2004. It is run by three literary organizations (Elävien runoilijoiden klubi/Nuoren Voiman Liitto, the poetry organization Nihil Interit and the literary magazine Lumooja). Its mission is to create a network between the arts.

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