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The Month Of Books: Week 3 / Shimmer, Flis Holland, Rooftop Press, Maarit Mustonen & Kaisa Siirala

The Month Of Books: Week 3 / Shimmer, Flis Holland, Rooftop Press, Maarit Mustonen & Kaisa Siirala

Publics

Oct

09

Sat

15:00 – 19:00

4–6°C

light rain

3–5:30pm
Talk, Readings & Book Launch of Curatorial Feelings
With Eloise Sweetman, Jason Hendrik Hansma & Flis Holland

5:30pm
Introduction of Superchair by Rooftop Press
With Tuukka Kaila

6–7pm
Performance of Parts (for Muuri): scores
With James Prevett, Maarit Mustonen & Kaisa Siirala

On Saturday the program starts at 3pm with a presentation from curatorial studio Shimmer (Eloise Sweetman and Jason Hendrik Hansma) to mark the launch of Curatorial Feelings, a book that collects arts practitioner, Eloise Sweetman’s writing from the past decade. Moving between prose and poetry, impressions and reflections, coursing through the writing is a commitment to their senses, to subjectivity and to social responsibility. The duo will be joined by Flis Holland who will deliver a reading of PEER-TO-PEER, a reading which forms part of Across The Way With… – an on-going informal online reading-aloud program on intimacy organised by Shimmer and para-hosted by PUBLICS.
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Saturday program continues with an introduction by Rooftop Press. Their contribution to The Month of Books is a Superchair with a concise library of printed matter. If books are understood as gatherings of ideas, thinking and making, the Superchair provides a cozy, hospitable space to meet these ideas and make friends with them.

The selection of books hovers around the concept of lists, collections and gatherings as forms of artistic expression. Borrowing from the rule of the good neighbour, the book selection encourages browsing and free association as ways of intuitively wandering between titles.

Designed by the architect Ken Isaacs in 1967, the Superchair is a nomadic, multipurpose living structure. Based on a three dimensional grid structure that’s both easy and affordable to make, the chair originally sought solutions to inefficiencies of modern furniture design and a break with the prevailing cultural stagnation of individualism, capitalist expansion, and material consumption.
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The event ends at 6pm with the performance of Parts (for Muuri): scores – a book of a score collected through a series of participatory events that resulted in drawn responses to the The Wall / Muuri sculpture as part of the Helsinki Biennial, 2021. The outcome of this process was later interpreted by Kalle Hakosalo and Tiia Toivanen using timpani drums and found objects and transcribed by Stephen J Webb. Parts (for Muuri): scores was conceived by artists James Prevett and Maarit Mustonen. At PUBLICS the score will be performed by flute-player Kaisa Siirala and the book will be available for purchase.

Publics

Sat 09 Oct 2021 15:00 – 19:00

4–6°C

light rain

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