Delta continues to Helsinki and Museum of Impossible Forms

The Delta tour continues! On December 8-9th we are happy to welcome you to the Helsinki release and coming together of Delta – An Ocean Call, co-hosted together with Vishnu Vardhani Rajan at Museum of Impossible Forms.

Departing from the liquid narratives in the Delta publication, this coming together invites international and local artists to share their practices through performances, readings, conversations and water-y interventions.

PROGRAM

>> Wednesday December 8th 2021, from 17:30 to  21:00
17.30 – Doors open, hangout
18.00 – Wet Dreams for Futuring – performance by Onur Tayranoğlu
18.30 – Introduction to the publication Delta – An Ocean Call by Pontus Pettersson and Izabella Borzecka
19.00 – In 50 Years Or So in Finland – a metaverse online event/ lecture/ performance by Adham Hafez and HaRaKa Platform

>> Thursday December 9th 2021, from 12:00 to 15:00
Vegan lunch with conversations and interventions by Onyedikachi Ben (Kacii Eleven), Kihwa-Endale and Zara Asgher.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED via email to izabella@pamsthlm.se


BIOS

Adham Hafez is a theorist, choreographer, performer, curator, and composer. He writes on contemporary performance history outside of western paradigms, on climate change, and postcolonial legacies. He is the founder of Egypt’s first performance studies and choreography research platform, named HaRaKa (movement, in Arabic), and, together with his colleagues, the produce publications, pedagogic programs and international conferences, as well as create works striding installation and performance practices for over fifteen years. 

HaRaKa is the first platform dedicated to performance studies and movement research and practice in Egypt and the Arab region, and through local, regional, and international partnerships, it has curated, produced, published, researched, and set up pedagogic programs in the Arab world, Europe, and the US. Its latest projects were presented at La Mama Theatre (US), Sharjah Architecture Triennial (UAE), Shubbak Festival (UK), Cairo Opera House (Egypt), Hebbel Am Ufer (Germany), Impulstanz (Vienna), among others. 

Kihwa-Endale’s art is inspired by her ancestry, spirituality, social issues, myths, hermetism, and most importantly, in Love. She looks for ways to build community with art and has started a spoken word collective, KAIROS. Recently she had her first solo exhibition Hands Up  in August, where she displayed her painting series on mirrors. And even more recently performed at Urbanapa festival at Ateneum Museum.

Onur Tayranoğlu is an artist who researches, writes, performs, installs, facilitates and curates. They are currently exploring the relationship between playing and performance to seek strategies for reality hacking and collective future-making.

Onyedikachi Ben (Kacii Eleven) is a singer-songwriter, multiple instrumentalist, composer, record producer, and digital artist. A student at the center for music technology, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki.

Zara Asgher is an interdisciplinary visual artist and educator from Lahore, Pakistan. She graduated from the National College of Arts, Lahore, with a major in Printmaking. She was awarded the prize for the 10 Best Works of the Young Artists Exhibition, Day After Tomorrow in 2012, by the Punjab Arts Council. She has participated in a significant number of group shows in Pakistan. Her practice is influenced by the themes of gender and sexuality and their relationship with the public space. She questions who makes up the public space and who gets to be in it? She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education at Aalto University, Finland.  

ABOUT MUSEUM OF IMPOSSIBLE FORMS

Museum of Impossible Forms is a cultural centre located in Kontula, East Helsinki, and the coming together of communities of art and cultural workers who believe in the need for building anticolonial, antipatriarchal, and non-fascist commitments and futures.

Museum of Impossible Forms is accessible by lift with thresholds up to 4cm on the way. The toilet has no thresholds but is not spacious enough to meet accessibility standards. The nearest accessible toilet is located at Kontula metro station.

For directions, please refer to this Map: https://museumofimpossibleforms.org/gettingthere 

COVID-19 | We are staying updated on all recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Finland. Guests will have to present their COVID vaccination pass and kindly wear a facemask during the event.  We provide hand sanitizer and sterilize high touch surfaces. Stay home if you feel ill or have recently felt ill. We all take care of each other. 

Delta is funded by the Nordic Culture Fund and the Swedish Arts Council. Read more about the event on Facebook.

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