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Sauli Sirviö


Artist is not present, Pori Biennial 2014

Translation for email:
Hi Pori Biennial organizers! Yesterday we hopped on a car train in Pasila.
Our destination was Tampere where we planned to hop on a freight train that should have taken us to Pori. The thing is that we did not have time to leave the car train in Tampere because the car train was connected to another train as soon as we arrived to the railway station. According to Google maps we are moving towards Kolari.
The speed is now 160 kilometers per hour. We do not have enough money for return tickets, so it might take some time before we are back in southern Finland...
This also means that my participation in the Biennial is at stake.
This is a big disappointment for me and I´m deeply sorry about the
mess. For compensation I attached three videoclips of our trip towards Kolari. My mobile phones battery is almost dead and soon I will be out of reach. I will try to contact you again as soon as possible and I hope from the bottom of my heart that I will reach Pori before the Biennial is over.
Have a nice opening party!

Artist is not present, Pori Biennial 2014

Artist is not present, Pori Biennial 2014

“It listens to your phone, smiles at you in media and asks you for money” is a newspaper that spreads around public space as well as into two simultaneous exhibitions in Alkovi and Kuvan Kevät 2014 - The Degree Show of the Academy of Fine Arts’ in Kuva/Tila.

It listens to your phone, smiles at you in media and asks you for money,
Alkovi Galleria 2014

Seminääri (Seminar limits) (2014) deals with being oneself. The project is a journey towards self-images caused by changing roles. How are our patterns of behavior constructed, and do we have any power to affect them? The Seminääri asks who’s the coolest; who’s a guru of being cool? The performance is created with young people employed by the City of Helsinki. The material has been collaboratively generated in July with the directors, visual artist Sauli Sirviö, and theatre director Elina Izarra Ollikainen. Kiasma Theatre URB 14, STOA

Never Going Home (feature length documentary movie). TBA
The documentary observes the everyday life of the two lovers in a world of their own, as outlaws in a foreign culture, without a home or a place of refuge.
The multifaceted documentary reflects the notion of return and its impossibility. The relationship between society and an individual on the verge of alienation is examined through the lens of media commentary and news coverage. The couple’s world is an isolated utopia that the media molds into its own reality. Between these two worlds, separated into parallel realities, they reflect their own identities.
Language: English
Release Date: TBA
Filming Locations: Japan (2011), Chicago, New York, USA (2014)
Film crew: Sauli Sirviö, Lasse Järvi and Henrik Haavisto
Cast: Jim Clay Harper and Danielle Bremner

Never Going Home (feature length documentary movie). TBA