Marjatta oja works and co-operates with other artists. Two years ago she started a co-operation with visual artist Jukka Rusanen and she runs Local Energy projects together with her co-operators https://web.facebook.com/LahienergiaLocalenergy/ . She is a member of AV-arkki, the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art, http://www.av-arkki.fi/en/about-av-arkki / The Association of Finnish Sculptors https://sculptors.fi/en/union/ and the Collective Intelligence- group http://www.collectiveintelligence.fi
THE TRAFFIC OF COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE IN SICILY
• Collective Intelligence artists at Manifesta 5x5x5 and Fondazione Orestiadi
Collective Intelligence is an artist group based in Finland, who organises a series of deep-dive sessions, encounters where artists, thinkers and activists work on parallel and shared projects, influencing each other in a convivial frame. The participants work on experimental and trans- disciplinary projects.
Collective Intelligence is currently engaged in three different projects in Sicily:
Collective Intelligence in KaOZ; Growing a Language at Fondazione Orestiadi; and IL TRAFFICO at the section of 5x5x5 selected artists at Manifesta12, The planetary garden – Cultivating Coexistence.
Collective Intelligence participants are Antti Ahonen (FI), Ionas Amelung (DE), Alan Bulfin (IE/FI), Erika De Martino (IT/FI), Johanna Fredriksson (FI), Jytte Hill (DE), Egle Oddo (IT/FI), Marjatta Oja (FI), Saša Nemec (SI), Leonardo Ruvolo (IT) and Timo Tuhkanen (FI).
COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE IN KAOZ – exhibition and events June 23 – July 7 2018, open Tue-Sat, 10:00-12:00 and 17:00-19:00 Opening: Friday, June 22 at 19:00
Dimora OZ gallery, via Francesco Riso, 55 (Piazza Magione), 90100 Palermo.
Collective Intelligence takes part of KaOZ a project curated by Andrea Kantos and organised by Dimora OZ association for Manifesta12 Collateral Events.
To follow the curatorial approach, Collective Intelligence brings an experimental proposal focusing on relational art, placemaking, site-specific and community-specific elements. The works are presented indoors at Dimora OZ project space and outdoors in Piazza Magione.
Along with their main program, Collective Intelligence presents several screenings including the work of: Carolin Koss, Heta Kuchka, Nabb+Teeri, Pekka Niskanen, Saku Soukka, Tuomas Tuomiranta & Kalewi Uusiniemi, Kari Yli-Annala.
GROWING A LANGUAGE – residency, exhibition and events
July 7 – September 2 2018
Opening on Friday, July 6 at 18:30
Fondazione Orestiadi, Baglio Di Stefano, Contrada Salinella, 91024 Gibellina TP.
Collective Intelligence works in residency at Fondazione Orestiadi between May 21 – July 21. Growing a Language is a trans-disciplinary project conceived by Collective Intelligence for the Orestiadi Foundation and La Lunga Notte del Contemporaneo. It includes an artistic residency leading up to an exhibition in Il Museo Delle Trame Mediterranee and a series of performances in Gibellina and its surrounding regions.
IL TRAFFICO –- residency and open studio Manifesta12 Biennial
October 4 – November 4 2018
Palermo. The venue will be announced later, please check www.collectiveintelligence.fi
Collective Intelligence group was selected as participant artist at the 5x5x5 program of Manifesta12, with their proposal IL TRAFFICO. IL TRAFFICO is a residency with open studio and a public display focusing on experimental methods for consensus and enhancing local ongoing processes.
Conventions and norms are best expressed and embodied in traffic; crowds become amplified sonically and in motion and weight streets form nodes, networks, and bottle-necks. Mental states adjust to speed, awareness awakens and driving often is a state in which self-reflection and auto- poesia emerge. To meet this urban bloodstream, Collective Intelligence looks at how a meshed space for emerging relationships acts as a location for knowledge creation rather than product development or production.
Funders: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture AVEK, Frame Contemporary Art Finland
Partners: Fondazione Orestiadi, Dimora Oz gallery, Manifesta12, Finnish Embassy in Rome, Comune di Gibellina, Myymälä2 gallery, Koelse, Pixelache networks, Pro AV.
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