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related artists links

Hey All,
Specially for Uku here some links to interesting artist related to the post you made.
The Link to Erik's work is more that the images Uku posted reminded me about his research.... process
and  the work of Falke Pisano, who won the Prix the Rome this year, deals with the translation from a visual language to a oral or performative one, which is relevant for all of you.

Check it out information is kind of difficult to find on Falke....

Monument with a hidden story

I have found these posts in Arabia in September/October. I have spoken with many people about the finding to have more info about them but nobody seems to have noticed them. When i manage to define the adress or more accurate location, then i can search from archive by this keyword. It must be part of some previous building that has laid there. At the surrounding area i haven't noticed any other old building.  But there is a church. 

Also i have found similar posts from the boarder of Helsinki and Vantaa.

Some detailed places from Helsinki.

Tango and Kalevala

During my research about Finnish social culture I found this, very biased video, but the interesting part is somewhere in the middle - about Finnish tango:

Besides I'm trying to find Finnish national epic Kalevala in Latvian online. On my way I found out that "Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" is inspired by Kalevala.

Present monuments in Kontula center (Hidrogenum)

It's written that this is monument for collaboration. It is established on 1967 when the shopping center was opened, restored on 2008.

~30 meters from the monument - this monument, the same height but with more clear message.
A - the monument for collaboration, B - the monument with clear message, C - the empty, designed podium. D - where I met the man with the blue balloon, E - Pub Paris that I still have to visit. Many other pubs close around.

Monument for . ....... #7

Monument for a ....... #6

World birth rate and death rate.

Monument for a feeling #5

 ... and gazing up at the dark sky spangled with its signs and stars, for the first time, the first, I laid my heart open to the benign indifference of the universe. To feel it so like myself, indeed, so brotherly, made me realize that I’d been happy, and that I was happy still.

From "Stranger" by Camus

"Hidrogenum" continues

Zeppelin - optionally filled with hydrogen in order to be able lift off and stay in the air. A way of transport. Flammable when filled with hydrogen.

Monument for a feeling #4

This is a great book.

Monument for a feeling #3

In a few thousand years the place where I sit now will be covered under kilometers of ice. There's two men of my age walking there, across the endless glacier. One of them suddenly stops, staring at the snow under his feet. His companion asks him, "What is it?" "Nothing", he says and points his finger to the ground. "I think Helsinki is somewhere down there".

Monument for a feeling #2

Monument for a feeling


Aigars Bikse made this every-two-minutes inflatable Lenin ("Idealist. Two minutes cycle of historical justice") in the place where the central Lenin of Riga was until 1991.
Here the original at 1991:


When we where discussing about what does a monument do with the space my example was the stone in a place where a cameraman was shot from a near by hill. I just found a video of that moment (1991). Btw I heard that there might be only to documentaries (including this) where a cameraman is killed during shooting.

Can't see the hill in the picture but anyway...
there are 5 of these kind around that hill, for each person for the same reason.


I saw this man...
who looked super scary and smelled like hydrogen (it starts to evaporate from the skin when a certain amount of alcohol is reached in blood) and had that blue balloon connected to his jacket.
Outside, next to the shop where the picture was taken, there is this podium...
Every day I pass trough this center of Kontula and almost every time I see wasted, middle-aged people hanging/lying/throwing up around the karaoke bars. Pub Paris is the best I think. I should still go to the Archive for more information about this place and to visit Pub Paris for once, but for now I think to work with this topic and/or area and/or character.