Oulu Arts Night 23.8.2012, Thursday
All Oulu Arts' Night events are free of charge, unless otherwise stated! Events requiring adult age are marked (K18).
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Edit 3 PM: The whole programme now here in English! Sorry for it taking so long!
Oulu Museum of Art
Kasarmintie 7, www.ouka.fi/taidemuseo
Open until 10 PM, free entrance all day!
Exhibitions: Feel It! Photographs of Emotion and States of Mind / In Daylight Villu Jaanisoo and Hanna Vihriälä / Martti Mäki Paintings and Photographs / Surfaces of Contact Recent acquisitions from the collections of Oulu Museum of Art / Cordialmente Suvi Mannonen (Museum Cafe).
17.00–18.00 Together in a group – DanceAbility workshop. Courtyard on the park side, inside the museum if the weather is bad. A performance is followed by a communal dance in the summery evening. ”A Watching Eye” will capture the event. Motto: ”It is not the destination that counts, it is the journey.”
18.00–18.45 A Guided Tour of the Exhibitions. Curator Elina Vieru.
19.00–19.45 Flute Music. Eero Blomberg performs solo flute pieces. Music from J. S. Bach, C. Debussy, P. O. Ferroud, J. Ibert, A. Piazzolla.
20.30–21.30 An Open Panel on Art. You are invited to discuss the artworks of ”Surfaces of Contact”. Hosted by curator Outi Dekker.
Naurava Kulkuri patio
Restaurant Rauhala, Mannenkatu 1
16.15–17.45 Folk Song Karaoke. Familiar folk tunes: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, red and rosy bloom!
18.00–18.45 Tom Waits Band. From Generaattori, Kajaani. Waits with a touch.
19.00–19.45 Juuni & Olkimaa. The light and warmth of the late summer setting sun, the golden corn fields in your eyes, all captured in the Finnish music of Juuni & Olkimaa.
20.00–20.45 Olavi Korpi. The speciality of this Oulu singer–songwriter is love songs that make your limbs and heart go limp.
21.00–midnight Eppu Epänormaali. Has to do with The Ruin, roading, music, arts, the night and people. Also You, that is. Join us.
All night on the premises:
Naked Street Art. Antti Kairakari and Antti Kaarlela.
Stories of the Hide-In-Tree. Acrylic paintings on recycled wood by Tuija Karén.
From behind the Cupboard. Exhibition by Hanna Schroderus and Markku Siekkinen inside Rauhala. The Art Path of Oulu Artists’ Society stops by around 9 PM.
Hupisaaret / The Merry Isles
16.00 onwards: Open Walk Croquis. Liminka Art School. Starts from Oulu marketplace, you can join in anywhere, anytime. Bad Clown modeling. Bring your own drawing kit. Cancelled in bad weather.
16.00–21.00 Save the Arctic. Greenpeace teepee in Ainola park, near the Oulu Museum of Art. Polar Bear on the move 4 PM to 11 PM.
16.00–20.00 Power Encounters. A communal art encounter in Ainola Park behind the Oulu Museum of Art. Marianne Lukkarinen, Elina Määttä and Kaisa Halmkrona. Most important is to be and come just as you are.
Art on the lawn, in the bushes and in the trees: Elina Määttä, Marianne Lukkarinen, Tiina Molander, Seppo Autere, Helen Aalto, Kaisa Halmkrona, Timo Salomäki.
17.00 (about) Liminka Art School open croquis.
17.45 Oona Väisänen sings ”Ei enää”. Lyrics Kaisa Halmkrona, music Jani Timoniemi.
18.00 A painting sung – a painted song. Sira Moksi illustrates paintings by Tiina Molander with her song and the other way round. Canvas, brushes, paints and a microphone provided to the participating audience.
Portraits in Poetry: Kaisa Halmkrona and Marianne Lukkarinen.
Furthermore: Communal art work workshop for all, babies to elders. Quilts, pillows, bed, comfy chair. Coffee and tea. Lanterns, moods, being.
18.15 Poetry in Motion. The steps of the dam bridge. Teemu Syrjälä and Ulla-Maija Takkunen.
20.00–?? Lantern event. Warm moods to the darkening August nights for people to enjoy with grand lanterns. Martu Väisänen and Soila Mikkonen.
Poetry in Trees. Satu Kaikkonen and Reijo Valta. http://www.kotiposti.net/kaikkonent/alku_2.html
A Workshop by Liekkiryhmä Tulikukka.
16.30 onwards: Mini Ceramics. A work in time and space. Arts teachers Tiina Timlin, Kastelli secondary school, and Seija Hepomäki, Karjasilta secondary school, with their students, bring small human statuettes to the park.
19.00–?? Ashes to ashes… Tree to tree. Oiva Väre plays next to the tree in front of Pohjois-Pohjanmaa museum every hour from 7 PM, until it seems it has been enough.
Ainola Park, Hupisaaret (The Merry Isles)
13–15 Soiva Siili Jukebox. Soiva Siili duo plays all the Soiva Siili songs the audience can think of. Everyone free to come and go.
13–15 outside Alakööki: Stickers and Bubbles. Workshopping stickers, painting rocks and seashells among pretty soap bubbles.
Ainola Park, Hupisaaret (The Merry Isles)
18.00–19.00 Paint a Poem! Kirsi Perttola-Ylinampa reads her poems, and you can paint the impressions with water colours! Ulla Mursu guides with the technique, but artistic execution is free. No previous skill required. Room for 6–10 painters at a time. After the Arts’ Night, a week-long exhibition of the works created is set up in the café (non-mandatory!).
19.00–20.00 Concert: Siniruoko. Acoustic, in the spirit of bluegrass, music in Finnish. Also folk songs.
12.00 The Official Opening Ceremony of Oulu Arts’ Night 2012. Opening words by artistic director Paavo J. Heinonen, opening moves by Oulu Arts’ Night chairman of the board Antti Kairakari. The editor of Kaltio magazine Paavo J. Heinonen presents the new issue 4/2012.
19.00 Equestrian Vaulting by Äimän vikeltäjät. Gymnastics on horseback. Beautiful. In Oulu, you can do equestrian vaulting at Äimärautio horseback riding centre.
Linnansaari 1, www.tahtitorninkahvila.fi
12–02 Cultural Layer Cake
In front of the building:
All day long: Castle of Flowers. Oulu section of Finnish Florists’ union creates floral art in front of the old observatory.
Museum vault in the basement:
18.30–19.00 Pyrstötähdet. A cappella group from Oulu: Päivi Alasuutari, Eeva Jämsä, Lea Nikula, Maarit Saarenkunnas, Merja Aakko ja Leena Viitanen. Songs fitting the mouths of grown-up women.
During the evening: Expect the Unexpected! Short films from the vaults of Oulu Film Centre, played on a 16 mm projector with authentic noise. OEK ry, Paskakaupunni ry, Sagavera Oy.
Terrace / 1. floor:
Make a Fridge Magnet or a Post Card! Or a Badge! Oulu Comic Society workshop all night long. Moves indoors when it gets too cold.
19.30–21.00 (about) Poetry Night by Huutomerkki ry. After the a cappella in the basement. Poets Miia Paani, Eero Suvilehto and others, hosted by Teija Anneli.
21.00 onwards: Music. Latistajat, Heikki Hallanoro, Rommakko, Polarmooses.
Latistajat: recitative-instrumental project, with Heikki Hallanoro accompanying on a keyboard the words of Jarmo Stoor. Rommakko: Mika Kolehmainen, Essi Räsänen, Janne Hansen-Haug, Tommi Lantto. Polarmooses: choral hymns with a blues arrangement.
Exhibition by Oulu Comic Society.
Top of the Tower:
12.00–02.00 Inside a Matryoshka. An installation about motherhood through several media. Heidi Huotari / Kulttuuriosuuskunta Puhuri.
Staalin Courtyard Arena
21.00 Staalinin urut. Musical orchestra perform on their front porch by playing created music. Joni Kesti staalin organ, Jenni Kesti belfry, Seppo Laine tenor saxophone and vocals, Jouni Kesti drumkit.
In front of Old Wool Factory
Pikisaarentie 17 B
19.00–21.00 Metal Sculpting Show. Art forging and bronze casting, preparations and final touches. Sculptor Niilo Komulainen and friends. Hotness guaranteed!
Kaarlenväylä 3, www.ouka.fi.kirjasto
War and Peace at Sea. Exhibition in the entrance area showcase. Jarkko Ekman, Harri Hietala, Merellinen Oulu ry.
14, 15 ja 16 Oskari-films for Children. Short films made by children that took part in the yearly Oskari competition in November 2011 at Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival. 45 minute screening is shown three times. For ages 6 and up.
16.00 Magazine workshop. Everyone is welcomed to participate in the making of a magazine at Oulu Arts’ Night. You can send your photos for the magazine before the event at email@example.com.
2. and 3. floors:
18.00–23.00 Gaming event. Gaming enterpreneurs of Oulu present library customers with a variety of their games. You can also participate in planning game levels.
Provincial Collection Room, 3. Floor:
18.00–22.30 Gaming Vault by Finnish Amiga Users’ Society. Those good old games and demos on Amigas we all loved when we were young.
In Front of the Library
18.00–20.00 Historical Dances. Louhen Korpit, the dance section of Oulu larping society, flies to the library to make people dance! Requirements: two (left) feet. For all ages and fits. Indoors if it rains. Oulun Interaktiiviset Eläytyjät OIEI ry.
In Front of the Theatre
19.30 Kuja-Hämyt jamittelee! Art and music troupe Hämy presents a mess of dance and music on the streets and alleys of downtown Oulu. Scenes from the upcoming work Koukkukuja 6. JoJo – Oulun Tanssin Keskus and Tanssi- ja musiikkiryhmä Hämy. www.jojo.fi, www.hamytanssi.com
Theatre Restaurant Toinen Kerros (Second Floor)
Oulu City Theatre, Kaarlenväylä 2
18.00 Improvisation theatre Unique Unicorn. Improvisational theatre with no script restrictions. About 45 minutes.
19.00 Turha. Mika Kiviniemi / Esitystaideryhmä Suunnistajat. A performative artistic moment including useless and nice things. 25 minutes approx.
19.30 Saha follows with a piano. Finnish national romantic deep art spiritualism in the spirit f Niskavuoris, thousands of lakes and birchwood forests with the cosmopolitan accompaniment of thee Free Pianos Front. Sirpa Grip and Tommi Saha. Approx 20 min.
20.00 Reading theatre: Korvaamaton. Oulu Student Theatre perform a reading from the novel Korvaamaton by Pauliina Vanhatalo (Tammi 2012). Directed by Jouni Rissanen. Approx 15 min.
20.20 Magician Joni Pakanen. A taster of magic. Approx 15 min.
The Fence of the ”Heart of Stone” Cave Parking Place building site
15.00–17.00 Meet De5ign4. Street artists Neil Burton, Barnaby Dunham and Slam Daniels tell about their project on the building site fence.
15.00–21.00 Kalajoki pavillion. Kalajoki beach – more than sand and hullaballoo. A photo exhibition on the nature and history of Kalajoki dunes and life by the sea.
05.00–05.45 (Fri) Finnegans Wake – the Final Chapter. Paavo J. Heinonen reads the final chapter of the great work by James Joyce.
Oulu Marketplace, www.tervasoihtu.fi
Oulu Folk ry evening. Jam session of all kinds of folk music with several groups. www.oulufolk.fi
Petrellin Saluuna (K18!)
20.30 Irish Music Session. Song, music, dance and craic: what a traditional Irish Jam is made of. The Irish festival of Oulu. www.irkku.fi
Hallituskatu 11, www.juuttiputiikki.fi
18.00–22.00 Able hands – day-to-day life of a Fair Trade artesan in India. Vernissage of a photo exhibition by Johanna Uusiranta. Pohjois-Suomen Pääskyt ry.
PROTO design market
15.00–22.00 Opening Day! Pakkahuoneenkatu 5 in Oulu downtown is transformed into a Design Market for three days in August. Programme for Oulu Arts’ Night:
19.00 Folk artist Eero Räisänen – reading from the poetry collection ”Sinun omenasi” (”Your Apple”).
19.45 Tomas & Erita – Argentinian Tango
20.00 Design Show feat. Rockmans
21.00 Hoop-A-Trix Hoop Dance Show
A virtual fashion show realized by Heikki Salo is shown in the window of Non Boutique throughout the Design Market.
11.00–22.00 Copper falls by Hanna Holopainen. August artwork in Kofeiinikomppania is by Hanna Holopainen.
Kirkkokatu 11 b, 2 krs.
12.00–20.00 Talisman. Exhibition of Helena Junttila, meet the artisti cirka 18–20.
19.00–19.30 Theatre in reading: Nainen joka tappoi härän. Essi Kummu reads, music by Helena Junttila. 30 minute duration. www.galleriaharmaja.fi
Taidelainaamo & -myymälä ARTo
Hallituskatu 5, arthouse.oulu.net/galleria5
18.00 A Path of Art. Oulu Artists’ Society takes you on a path of art through their exhibitions in downtown Oulu. Starting at 6 PM from ARTo arts shop and the artist of the month Johanna Huhtamaa, lead by Hanna Schroderus. Other stops:
2. Galleria 5, Hallituskatu 5: Talvitunnelmia / Kirsti Carlenius
3. Osuuspankki display window, Isokatu 14: Artist of the period / Johanna Huhtamaa
4. Katoppa-asukastupa, Kauppurienkatu 23: Artist of the period/ Minna Mukari
5. Oulun Uusi Muoti: ARTo in show display windows; Casual: Asemakatu 15, Party: Torikatu 9, XL: Torikatu 14
6. Restaurant Rauhala, Mannenkatu 1: Kaapin takaa / Hanna Schroderus & Markku Siekkinen
Valve Cultural House
Hallituskatu 7, www.kulttuurivalve.fi
16.00–16.30 Droichead band, Irish Music. The Irish Music Society of Oulu, www.irkku.fi
19.00–24.00 Indie Evening:
20.15 Nurjasielu (www.nurjasielu.com)
21.30 Mielikarkki (www.myspace.com/mielikarkki)
Dance Studio 2, 3. floor:
16.45–18.00 Traditional Wing Chun workout trial session. Traditional Wing Chun is a Chinese system based on kung fu. It helps you to cope with stress by learning how to control your body and mind, and to relax, free your mind of unimportant things and be more efficient. Instructor Tetyana Kushniruk is a 1st level instructor of the Traditional Wing Chun Academy.
SIGN UP BEFOREHAND TO: firstname.lastname@example.org, bring comfortable clothes and clean sports shoes! 1 € fee!
Valvesali and Studio cinema:
13.00–22.00 Finnish Music Video Competition screenings. OulunMusic Video Festival, www.omvf.net
Exhibitions open until midnight:
Rantagalleria and Valvegalleria:
17.00–24.00 Caj Bremer – pre-vernissage opening. The retrospective exhibition of the academic Caj Bremer. The artist meets the audience from 6 PM to 8 PM.
10.00–24.00 Oulu Arts’ Night 5 Years photo exhibition. Images and moods from several photographers from Oulu Arts’ Nights 2008–2011.
The Old Rectory
20.30–21.30 Mozart in the Rectory. Pianist Riitta Tötterström and violinist Johanna Leponiemi play three sonatas by W. A. Mozart: C major, e minor and F major.
14.00–17.00 People’s event and open doors. Northern Finland State Administrative Agency present their functions on the yard. Open doors to the valuable Lääninhallitus building.
18.30 ”Maaherrojen elämää Oulussa ja Lääninhallitus-talossa”. A presentation in Finnish by the architect Kaarina Niskala.
19.30 Popjazz-concert. An ensemble from Oulu conservatoire.
20.30 Improvisational Theatre. Uniikki Unikorni from Oulu perform with guests TmBH from Konstanz, Germany. Show in English. Duration about 60 minutes.
Maximum of 70 people are taken in to the performances, first come first serve!
Oulu Cathedral Crypt:
17.00–21.00 Good for the Kids. On display a selection of children’s and youth Bibles, from different decades and illustrated by different artists. Also old school illustrations. Free juice.
19.00 Chamber Music in August Evening. Chamber group Valkoinen Delfiini (White Dolphin) with guests. Free entrance, programme 2 €.
Joseph Haydn: London Trio (Tiina Nikander flute, Osmo Leponiemi violin, Harri Österman cello)
Toivo Kuula: Notturno and Kesäilta (Osmo Leponiemi violin, Antti Nävid Mikkonen piano)
Jean Sibelius: Valse Triste (Antti Nävid Mikkonen piano)
A. Järnefelt: Berceuse (Tiina Nikander flute, Antti Nävid Mikkonen piano)
G. Frescobaldi: Canzona (Stephanie Archer recorder, Antti Nävid Mikkonen piano)
J. S. Bach: Solo sonata for cello 6 (Harri Österman cello)
O. Merikanto: Elämälle (Heikki Sassi double base)
22.00 Album publication concert: Cappella pro Vocale. A vocal group sings music from the Middle Ages to Baroque and modern spiritual songs. Free entrance, programme 5 euros. Programme + record 20 €, record 15 €.
Taide ja kehys Jokela
18.00–22.00 Ultra joy everything between the heavens and the earth. An exhibition in the windows of Taide ja Kehys Jokela begins August 23 at 9 AM. In the street, painting performance and knitting graffiti. Oulu Reciting Society perform poetry at 6, 7 and 8 PM. Taideyhdistys Ultramarin ry.
18–22 Phantoms of the Earth & Holy Connection. Inside the shop works from exhibitions by Petri Kesti and Petteri Löppönen näyttelyistä, artists are present to meet. Taide ja Kehys Jokela and Artwall.fi.
Lobby of the Kela Office
10.30 Let’s Kela Hey! A performance made by the August 2012 group of the Art of Movement Without Hindrances education. Duration 7–10 minutes. Oulun seudun AMK, Liikkumisen taidetta esteettömästi programme, teacher Pauliina Lappi-Ruhanen.
The Park of Mannerheim
18.00–21.00 Culture in Russkoje kafe. Literature, poetry, songs and pictures with Russian café serving tea et cetera. Oulu chapter of Fenno–Russian-Society celebrates their fifth time in Oulu Arts Night, performances every half hour starting 6.30 PM.
9.00–19.10 Siirin-päivä. A yearly film event named after Siiri Angerkoski, arranged by Merikoskikerko, Oulu Film Centre, Finnkino and Oulun Koru. Programme:
9.00–10.30 Pekka and Pätkä as Scuba Divers (Pekka ja Pätkä sammakkomiehinä Armand Lohikoski 1957, 91 min). Free screening for schools, Plaza 1.
12.00–15.00 Double feature. Pekka and Pätkä as Scuba Divers + Pekka and Pätkä at Suez.
13.30–13.45 Publication of Siiri Design Contest.
15.00–15.10 Celebratory Opening.
15.10–16.00 Maarit Niiniluoto: Memories of Armand Lohikoski.
16.00–16.20 Golden Baking Stick Award.
16.20–16.40 Kari Uusitalo: The Contracted Actors at SF Film Company.
16.40–17.40 Anneli Sauli interviewed by Kari Uusitalo.
17.40–19.00 Screening: I’ll Call You in the Evening (Minä soitan sinulle illalla Armand Lohikoski 1954, 76 min).
19.00–19.10 Discussion and The End.
21.00 Kuja-Hämyt jamittelee! Art and music troupe Hämy presents a mess of dance and music on the streets and alleys of downtown Oulu. Scenes from the upcoming work Koukkukuja 6. JoJo – Oulun Tanssin Keskus and Tanssi- ja musiikkiryhmä Hämy. www.jojo.fi, www.hamytanssi.com
Restaurant Istanbul Oriental
17.00 Oriental Dance: Sarilotta Kotila. Performance on the street terrace of the restaurant. The Evening of Thousand and One Nights continues inside the restaurant, taking the diners into mysterious Eastern moods. For table reservations call 08 3112 922.
Snooker Time (K18!)
17.00–late Live Mural Painting. Artist Jussi Hukkanen creates a work of art on one Snooker Time wall.
22.30 Rockmans Destroyed! Rockmans plays rock music in the spirit of the Blues. With avantgarde artist Aleksi Huhta. Rockmans mgmt production.
45 Special (K18!)
Saaristonkatu 12, www.45special.com
17.00–19.00 The Passion of Jaakko Jokipii vol. 2. Free entrance, voluntary outrance fee. Welcome! www.omvf.net
23.00 Air Guitar Dark Horses (2,5 €). The Air Guitar World Championship. With Aireoke & Björn Turoque. www.ilmakitara.fi
Yasmine ry Dance Hall
Isokatu 84 (entry through the courtyard)
18.00–20.00 Evening of Oriental Dance. Dance performances, lottery, a chance to try it yourself 6.30 to 7 PM. www.yasmine.fi
Pihagalleria / Lawn Gallery
Niilontie 15, Nuottasaari
12.00–20.00 Stars and Stories 2. Helena Kankaansyrjä’s sculptures and paintings.
Uusikatu 57–59, entrance at Siljonkatu
18.00–21.30 Public Presentations. Short presentations in Finnish. More info at www.oulunlooshi.fi.
18.00 Marko Kauppinen: Nicholas Roerich – taiteilija, joogi ja teosofi
19.00 Janne Vuononvirta: Taide ja henkinen kehitys
20.00 Janne Vuononvirta: Musiikin parantava voima
21.00 Mikko Ahokas: Pysymättömyys & syyn ja seurauksen laki
Saaristonkatu about number 28
14.00–15.00 A Picnic without Obstacles. An easy-going get-together with your own picnic basket nearby the ”Waterglass” willow sculpture of Jaakko Pernu. A part of the Oulu Arts’ Night Journey by Esteetön ry.
20.00 The Grand Opening of the ”Vesilasi” (”Waterglass”) Environmental Art Work by Jaakko Pernu. Oulu Museum of Art.
13.00 (about) Performance ”In Movement”. In the lobby of Ympäristötalo. ”Will you play with me?” A topical question, always. A part of the Oulu Arts’ Night Journey by Esteetön ry.
12.00–18.00 Installation ”Alleviivattu” (”Underlined”). Art of images, words and sound. Visual artist Heidi Stålnacke and a student of literature Jukka Ylisuvanto have created the piece. Stålnacke at the spot 4 PM to 6 PM.
12.00–18.00 Collective Short Story. Participate in writing one. With a typewriter.
12.00–18.00 Make Your Own Badge. Machine available.
22.00 Palomaa (Cold Decade) + Junnila (Hand Eye Machine). Experimental soundscape improvisation.
20.00–22.00 The Blood Sausage Boys. Antti Viitala and Pekka Tuomi play heavens and the earth, laid-back country music and other nice stuff.
Never Grow Old (K18!)
23.00–02.00 DJ Diego. Official Oulu Music Video Festival club.
Otto Karhi park
18.00–23.00 (maybe) Letku Park Art Tuning Shop. The Art Tuning Shop of Lauri Ahtinen celebrates its second year running. Bring your painting or other artwork to the shop and have it tuned better. On sale also earlier works that have been already tuned. Ecological side effects like dance and song also possible.
18.30–20.00 Dance Karaoke. Near the Tuning Shop there is a merciless dance karaoke by Esteetön ry (DanceAbility society). Karaoke hits old and new are molded into newly choreographed dance pieces. Dancer Henna Hanhineva, dance teacher Päivi Mettovaara and DanceUnable Tanja Turtiainen guide and entertain you to dance. Twelve mind-numbing songs to choose from.
Nuclear Nightclub (K18!)
Uusikatu 23, nuclear.fi
20–04 Nuclear Arts Night! Nurjasielu and Väärä vala play live.
Rautatienkatu 11 B, www.taitopohjoispohjanmaa.fi
18.00–23.00 Tune a ”Tunturi”. We tune a bicyvle with crochet and needlework. The bike will be auctioned off at Oulu Design Days in Oulu City Theatre on Saturday September 29 – you can suggest for which charity at www.facebook.com/taitopohjoispohjanmaa.
Violin and Crochet. Mau Järvinen plays the violin, you learn how to crochet! (It doesn’t rhyme quite as well in English.)
Fantasy spinning. Learn to spin your dream yarn – with anything, even buttons or down!
Needlework Marathon. Participate in the marathon with your own stripe!
Oulu Railway Station, platform 1
16.00 Performance ”Halt”. Imagine you are somewhere very far from home; destination is here, and in the future. At the station, there is a smell of tar and the autumn to come. Someone is playing the cello. ”Halt” is the slowest part of Esteetön ry journey in the Oulu Arts’ Night. Henna Hanhineva and Esteetön ry; Art without obstacles is for everyone!
18.00 Kuja-Hämyt jamittelee! Art and music troupe Hämy presents a mess of dance and music on the streets and alleys of downtown Oulu. Scenes from the upcoming work Koukkukuja 6. JoJo – Oulun Tanssin Keskus and Tanssi- ja musiikkiryhmä Hämy. www.jojo.fi, www.hamytanssi.com
19.00 Rhythm Tunnel 2012. Percussion Jam – take your own percussive instruments or things with you and jam with us, experience the amazing acoustics of the Station Tunnel! Anything from a bucket to a proper drum kit is good! Starts at 7 PM, goes on as long as there are people and noise.
Main Post Office of Oulu
15.30 Performance ”Connection”. Two groups are moving towards each other and ast: How are you? A performance considers freedom from obstacles and is suitable for everyone. Part of the Esteetön ry Journey through Oulu Arts’ Night. Motto: ”It’s not the destination that counts, it is being on the road there.”
Kajaaninkatu 25, www.galleriakajaste.fi
15.30–21.00 Tanssiva peura (Dancing Deer). 30-year celebratory exhibition by Tuula Wallatsaari until August 31st.
20.00–21.00 The Singing Four. An a cappella group of four men sings some Finnish songs, some jazz, and even something by the Beatles.
Open house, a gig by The Scenes, some DJ music. A nice exhibition by Jaakko Myyri, Loviisa Lassila and Konsta Koivisto.
Muhoksentie 750, Ylikiiminki
19.00–22.00 A Meeting with an Author and an Artist. Oulu Arts’ Night distant spot in Ylikiiminki suburb. Visual artist Sampo Kaikkonen presents his atelier and his work, author Piia Kaikkonen presents her first book Kuoleman varjo.
Street Gallery at UBI screens
Screens around town
18.00 onwards: ”Brush of the Modern Periferique” – meet the Artist. The Street Gallery Matias Kukka of Oulu UBI screens has as the August Show an exhibition by Lea Viita, ”Brush of the Modern Periferique”. The artist presents the exhibition at Oulu Marketplace UBI next to the Toripolliisi statue at 6 PM, and later on Rotuaari.
Snellmann Park !K15
Opposite the City Hall
16.30 Huuto – work in progress. Huuto (”Shout”) is a contemporary dance piece, still in progress, commenting on social issues. Dancer Helena Kekäläinen, director-mentor dancer Pauliina Lappi-Ruhanen. Directed for an adult audience.
Around Downtown Oulu, no specified place:
QR Code Hunting. Discover the QR codes spread around Oulu Arts’ Night, scan them with your phone and win prizes! More info at qr.ouluntaiteidenyo.net. Karoliina Kemppainen with technology from Lumolink.
Oulu Symphony Chamber Musicians. The Chamber Orchestra group from Oulu Symphony come to Oulu Arts’ Night. Performances at 1, 2, 3 and 4 PM, about 30 minutes each, near City Hall and Marketplace. If raining, moves indoors to eg. Robert’s Coffee and City Library.
Furious Dance Strikes. Satu Tuomisto and her dancers strike Oulu Arts’ Night. Even on the day. Promoting ”Vimmaa” (”Fury”), coming to Oulu City Theatre September 20th. Sweating his ass off with the dancers is the drummer Lauri Tuohimaa.
21.00–24.00 Light Patrol. Spot the Light Patrol in Arts’ Night, and you can create your own light painting! The patrol of Oulu Sähkönmyynti goes around downtown Oulu with a camera, prompting people to make paintings of light in thin air. Photos are published in a web gallery at pohjoistavoimaa.fi/valo.
16.00–23.00 Polar Bear on the Move. The Bear of the Greenpeace Arctis campaign spreads the word performatively.
18–23 Magic Barhopping. The magicians of Oulu Magicians’ society get around downtown cafés and bars, working their magic on anyone on their way. And wherever they wish to stop. Taikaoulu.fi/jarjestaja.html
17.00–23.00 Touring Improv Dispenser / Kiertävä Impromaatti. Improvisational theatre troupes Uniikki Unikorni from Oulu and TmBH from Konstanz present short improvised poems and stories. If you see the “Impromaatti” sign somewhere in the city centre, come and ask for a free improvised number. Improv dispenser works in English, Finnish and German.
Dance thEATre Jumbo – Oulu Dance Margin. With shows ”Hyvissä veleissä”, ”Olanssi aula” and ”Ratamoi”. Or maybe not.
All Oulu Arts' Night events are free of charge, unless otherwise stated! Events requiring adult age are marked (K18).
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Bring Your skill and talent to Oulu Arts Night 2012!
Oulu Arts Night - Oulun taiteiden yö presents people with the variety of cultural activities going on in Oulu region. Taking place on Thursday 23th of August, the event invites everyone to bring their music, poetry, theatre, art or any kind of performance to be on show.
So, if You have a band or play solo, if You have a dance act or a theatre piece, if You write and wish Your voice to be heard, do not hesitate to contact us. In Oulu Arts Night, we welcome professional artists and amateurs alike, to celebrate the city's vibrant cultural scene.
Our aim is to make Oulu, and especially the downtown area, a place where everyone can feel like home and where arts and culture are at easy reach. That is why almost all the events and performances during Arts Night are free of charge. A number of events also take place outside, in parks like Hupisaaret and Mannerheiminpuisto, so You can just come and go as You wish, from one thing to the next. Also, the Art Museum, the Museum of Cultural History, City Library and the art galleries will be open late.
Previous years have seen events ranging from classical music to harcore punk rock aerobics, from poetry slam to interactive computer art, from zen meditation classes to comics workshops and more. So, even if You don't feel like performing Yourself, there will be activities and performances worth coming to see.
If You wish to have Your act included in the Juhlaviikot printed programme, get in touch no later than June 30th. Submissions missing that deadline will be published and marketed on the website and posters. You can also just turn up during the Arts Night and produce a spontaneous performance.
Just e-mail us at ouluntaiteidenyo (a) gmail.com with the following information:
1. Name of event:
5. Short description:
6. Entry fee (if any):
7a. Contact person:
8. Demographic (choose applicable):
a) All ages
b) Family event
c) Children and/or young people
d) K 15
e) K 18
Paavo J. Heinonen
Director, Oulun taiteiden yö ry
044 250 1605