Artefact is a ceremony for obsolete technology.
It commemorates the mysterious phenomenon of brand disappearance from Blackberry, to Nokia, to Atari. It is a tribute to the immortal consumer icons we have internationally adored and the intimate and fickle ways we worship them.
At this interdisciplinary event, we will farewell the products that have formed us with performance, sound, documentary and pathos.
It will take place in Kuopio's Puijo Church and from there we will move to a mysterious no-one’s land on the city's outer edge to witness the burial of our own Artefact.
This inter-generational work has been created with the community of Kuopio and features some of its best loved choirs and death metal singers.
Docklands ResidencyLibrary at the Dock - 2-3 August, 11-6pm
Community workshopLibrary at the Dock - Wednesday 3 August, 6-7pm
HIAPartist residency, Finland
12 August - 4 November
6pm-7pm Puijo Church (Taivaanpankontie Street 3)
7.30pm- 9.30pm Technopolis (next to the skate park on Savilahdentie Street 4)
No entrance fee
CreditsConceived and Directed by Willoh S. Weiland
Performance created by Willoh S. Weiland and JR Brennan
Music Direction and Original Composition by JR Brennan
Artefact by Susan Cohn and Willoh S. Weiland
Collaborating artists- Matthew Gingold, Julian Crotti, Emile Zile, Shocker_TV
Produced for ANTI Festival by Elisa Itkonen
Produced for APHIDS by Rosemary Joy and Claire Portek
Production Assistant- Anu Rantonen
Cinematography- Kim Saarinen (FI)
Conductor and Score- Anna Antikainen (FI)
Video editing and operation- Matthew Gingold
Technical wizardry- Joshua Gardiner
Sound Engineer- Jari Tuomainen (FI)
Photography- Bryony Jackson
Graphic Design- Rebecca McCauley
PerformersPuijon Kamarikuoro Choir
Nuorisokuoro Beat Choir
Ella Raatikainen / Taidelukio Lumitin Kuoro Choir
Antti Boman / Demilich
Aku Oksala / Messiah Paratroop
Jani "Nate" Pylkkänen / Hellboozer Union
Janne Partanen / Hautajaisyö
Lauri Ruotsalainen / Distress of Ruin
Markus Laakso / Chaosweaver
Ossi Maalampi / Funeral Home
Petri Raatikainen / Hellspirit
Ville Yrjölä / Kruor
Partner OrganisationsKovakivi Stone Company, Tampere
Alias Creative, Kuopio
Puijon Kivi Stone Company, Kuopio
Rosanna Funeral Home, Kuopio
Raymond De Zwart
Artefact is a co-production by ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival and Aphids Events. The project is supported by the Saastamoinen Foundation and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.