Videokaffe

April 2017

RELATIONSHIPS & TECHNOLOGY
We turn our connection-searching gaze to Videokaffe, an international artist collective with members in Finland, Germany, U.S. and Russia. Since its formation in 2011, the collective has had numerous exhibitions across the globe, seeking to find a nexus between the digital and the analogue through kinetic sculptures.

Videokaffe

Jenni Nurmenniemi

March 2017

RELATIONSHIPS & ECOLOGY
Setting out to explore the concept of “relationships”, we’ve met Jenni Nurmenniemi, a Helsinki-based curator currently working at HIAP. Since 2013, she has been developing Frontiers in Retreat: a collaborative art and research project fostering a dialogue on ecological questions and their entanglement with the issues of late capitalist society.

Jenni Nurmenniemi

Interview with Anna Meredith

November 2016

Classical composer, pop musician, electronic artist, producer...Anna Meredith isn't just defying musical pigeonholes but ripping them into tiny pieces. We met the multitalented, self-confessed geek for a quick cup of tea ahead of her biggest headline show to date in London.

Interview with Anna Meredith

Art Glossary

October 2016

Sometimes when one is roaming around trying to take in a little contemporary art, it can be a challenge to make head or tail of what you are seeing. You might have to reach for the nearest press release in search of a little enlightenment, though admittedly these texts seldom provide much clarity. In fact, it can sometimes feel as if the art world is conspiring to deliberately confuse you.

Art Glossary

What’s in an Image?

August 2016

We spoke to Tarja Pitkänen-Walter, a professor of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki and a practising fine artist. For her, images are not necessarily pictorial but arise from the sensory experience. They operate as motifs, echoes or reflections of what we have been exposed to or imagined.

What’s in an Image?

Project Pressure

September 2014

Glaciers are not only untouchable evidence our planet's health, but they also make astonishing photographs. Project Pressure aims to document all the glaciers in the world, creating both a scientific database for climate change researchers and an art exhibition for the wider audience - to help us realise, via beauty instead of doom, that we cannot continue behaving the way we do.

Project Pressure

The Ultimate Rock ‘n’ Roll Bootleg

June 2014

It sounds like a fantasy, akin to a supergroup line up: A Robert Frank documentary of the Rolling Stones on the road? It's out there, although you might have heard only of it as myth - without a bootleg, a dodgy internet stream or the now unlikely presence of Frank himself, you are not going to see it.

The Ultimate Rock ‘n’ Roll Bootleg

THE NICKS FIX

April 2014

It’s September 2013 and I’m tightly gripping the edge of my plastic blue seat in the cavernous surrounds of London’s O2 Arena in anticipation at finally seeing my fashion hero, come on hero, Stevie Nicks.

THE NICKS FIX

WHY I DANCE

January 2014

Every self-respecting culture magazine has its own Berlin Voguing Correspondent, but in ours, Simo Vassinen, we have one in a million. An honest, hilarious and personal story of how a white boy from Helsinki found voguing and the Harlem Ballroom scene - and a fraction of himself along the way, too.

WHY I DANCE

Bukowski, you dirty old man

August 2013

There’s no other art form, apart from perhaps medieval sculpting and sci-fi inspired Japanese bonsai tree light installations that seems as daunting and highflown as poetry. I knew nothing about it, and was even slightly scared of it. Then I read 'For Jane' by Charles Bukowski.

Bukowski, you dirty old man

Did someone die in this dress?

July 2013

Vintage fashion is more popular than ever. Is it a statement against the lack of quality and individualism on the high street? On the other hand, vintage echoes of mothballs, coffee stains and Austin Powers movies. Is it a silly trend that is going to die, or a subculture that’s here to stay?

Did someone die in this dress?

Grass House – inside outsider pop

June 2013

There are few more disposable things than an independent band in London, and few less common characteristics of that independent band than patience, intellect and humbleness. That’s why I’m very much in love with Grass House.

Grass House – inside outsider pop