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October 10, 2006



Seeking Identity on the Road

mikroPaliskunta is an art project that travelled through Finland from the northest Nuorgam to the southest Hanko studying contemporary image of Finland 21.8. – 4.9.2006. Who is Finnish? What are the symbols of Finland? How has the image of Finland changed? And who defines it? The expedition travelled by a biodiesel car that was packed with five artists and protagonist of the project; a stuffed reindeer Paavo that was searching for new members to its herd.

There was a camera attached to the Paavo's horn that took pictures in one minute intervals trough the whole trip for image line seen above. Paavo also collected stories about rendevous, phenomenon and national scenerys. There are also alternative postcards that have become very popular. You can browse trough the material via the image line or the drop-down menus on the left of the page.

There were happenings during the travel in Tornio 25.8. (Aine Art Museum), in Koli 29.8. (Art Center Kolin Ryynänen) and in Imatra 31.8. (Imatra Main Library). There was material from the travel presented in these happenings and also local artists shared their perspective to the theme. You can view documentations of the happening under the theme Happenings.

Posted by michelle at October 10, 2006 01:21 PM