Space Invaders I – Tolerance

17.–21.5.2017 Hiedanranta, Lielahti mansion

Concept and curating: Anna Jensen & Eliisa Suvanto

ALPO NUMMELIN / ANDREA COYOTZI BORJA / ANNA-SOFIA SYSSER / ANTTI-JUHANI MANNINEN / FRANCISCO MARTINEZ / HELEN ALEKSANDROVA / ILONA LEHTONEN / JAAKKO LEEVE / KATHI KÖRNER / LAURELINE TILKIN / LAURI LINNA / MAIJA JOKELA / MATTI TANSKANEN / PINJA MUSTAJOKI / RAGNAR RAEL / TAINA RAJANTI

The fifth Space Invaders exhibition-event takes over Tampere and precisely Hiedanranta district in a form of a school camp.

Theme for this years Space Invaders is Tolerance. The subject will be approached as a historical phenomenon, in relation to recent confrontations and conflicts in the Finnish society. Concept is also explored through spatial thinking and in the context of working as an artist or urban activist in temporary spaces. How far can tolerance extend and what are we willing to tolerate? The old factory set up and its nature partly destroyed by factory production will add yet another layer to artistic research. What can the environment tolerate?

Space Invaders will bring a group or researchers and artists to the future residential area Hiedanranta that is currently under a massive development and urban planning. Site-specific multidiscliplinary approaches create a gesamtkunstwerk that is open to public. Space Invaders V is organized together with University of Tampere course Väliaikanen Hiedanranta.

Preliminary program:

Wednesday 17.5.

14:00-15:15 Yrjö Haila speaks about Resilience
15:15-16:00 Introducing Space Invaders course and event
16:00-16:30 Ilona Lehtonen: The Other Guide to Tampere https://www.facebook.com/otherguidetampere/

Thursday 18.5.

13:00-14.30 Maija Jokela & Anna Jensen: critical workshop about urban activism – Why “nice” urban activism isn’t always that nice.
15:00-17:00 Artist presentations: Antti-Juhani Manninen & Francesco Martinez: Retro culture, but no tolerance to decay
17:00 Sauna Workshhop

Friday 19.5.

14:00-15:30 Taina Rajanti’s lecture: attention-span of a cockroach
15:15 Boiling point documentary
18:30 Exhibition opening

Saturday 20.5.

11:00 Exhibition open
12:00 Pinja Mustajoki: Laktoosi-intoleranssi – lajienvälisestä sietokyvystä
14:00 Presentations and discussion about temporary use of empty spaces: Rami Ratvio (Tilapioneerit), Teemu Grönlund (Kaarikoirat ry), Maria Mattila (Keltainen talo, monitoiminainen)

Hukkatila presents:

DJ Prinssi Herman

18:00 Pelle Romantica & Pecka Peckersson featuring Pirkko Mandola

19:00 Viiksimaisteri & Leonid Demin esittää: The Use of a Personal Computer 2017 pt. 5

20:00 liki: mixed feelings feat vj snägäri

Space Invaders V partners this year are the city of Tampere, Tampere University and Dwellers in Agile Cities, Hukkatila ry and ‘Pori Live’ of Aalto University.

More info: http://spaceinvaderspori.tumblr.com

This is how to reach us: http://valiaikainenhiedanranta.fi/tietoa-hiedanrannasta/nain-saavut-hiedanrantaan

Cover image: “All this free time, ladies of the mansion” by Helen Aleksandrova and Anna-Sofia. Photo by: Laureline Tilkin — at Lielahden Kartano.