OPEN CALL FOR CATALYSTI ARTISTS!

THE OTHER SIDE performance art platform, in collaboration with Catalysti RY, is announcing an open call for performance artists for Myyrmäki Arts Night 2024, celebrating Vantaa's 50th and Why So Myrtsi's 10th anniversaries. The event is on August 22, 2024, from 16:00 to 19:00 in Myyrmäki, Vantaa. Catalysti members are invited to submit proposals. Performances will take place on the Myyrmäenraitti pathway.

MOVING ON TO THE SECOND PHASE!

The first phase of Sidewalk 1st Ed. 2024 concluded on the 12th of May. Now, the participants are getting ready to continue this adventure in the second phase, where they will bring their ideas into reality.

PRESENTATION BY KIRA O'REILLY

The seventh session of the Sidewalk's workshops took place with the presence of Kira O'Reilly on the 11th of May. Her presentation was focused on the notions of Concept, body, and presence. Kira was the last guest lecturer in this series of Sidewalk workshops.

LECTURES BY VISHNU VARDHANI & IRMA OPTIMISTI!

In the fifth session of the Sidewalk workshop, we had the pleasure of hosting Vishnu Vardhani Rajan, who shared insights into her practice. Rajan's artist talk centered on the use of spoken word in performance and poetry in activism.

Moving forward to the sixth session, The Other Side was honored to welcome Irma Optimisti. Optimisti showcased some of her previous works and engaged participants in discussions about concepts and drawing on experiences from other professions or areas of life.

CONVERSATIONS WITH JOHN COURT & ANGUEZOMO BIKORO!

The third and fourth workshop sessions of the initial phase of the Sidewalk continued on April 27th and 28th. The Other Side hosted John Court and Anguezomo Bikoro as guest lecturers for these sessions.

In conversation with John Court, he presented his practice and discussed notions such as durational performance, timing, rhythm, pace, repetition, and multiplication.

On the 28th, Anguezomo Bikoro gave an artist talk about her practice, focusing on 'performance art/action art as a political statement and form of resistance'. This phase of the project will continue with six more sessions until May 12th.

TERO NAUHA & ROI VAARA AT THE OTHER SIDE!

The first two workshop sessions of the initial phase of the Sidewalk Project were held at Mossaiki Library with thirteen participants on the 20th and 21st of April. In the first session, the introduction was led by the mentor of this edition, Tomasz Szrama, and Tero Nauha, a performance artist and professor at the theater academy, who gave a lecture on his practice and the definition of “concept” in performance art. On the second day, Tomasz Szrama initiated the session with some one-minute practical assignments, and in the latter part, We had Roi Vaara as the lecturer of the day. He talked about his practice with a focus on ‘concept/filtering and selecting the right ideas, and how to implement a concept using only the means necessary to realize it. This phase of the project will continue with six more sessions until the 12th of May.

SIDEWALK 1st Ed. 2024 KICKS OFF ON APRIL 20th!

The Sidewalk Project's workshop series begins on April 20th at Mosaiikki Library, located at Vantaankoskentie 69, 01700 Vantaa. Selected participants will engage in the first phase of the project, comprising eight sessions.

SIDEWALK OPEN CALL IS OUT!

The Other Side platform in Collaboration with Artsi Museum is calling for Participants from Vantaa for a performance art project titled ‘Sidewalk’.

OPENING CEREMONY

Thurs 29 Feb 2024

On Thurs 29 Feb 2024, we celebrated the opening of The Other Side performance art platform at Vantaa Art Museum Artsi.

Artists participated in the event:


-JAKUB BOBROWSKI
-SZYMON STEMPLEWSKI
-OLGA SPYROPOULOU
-JULIUS ELO
-QIONG ZHANG
-LEIK SILVESTRINI

Photo: Heta Heikkala

SIDEWALK OPEN CALL

Sidewalk is a project rooted in collaborative creativity and community engagement. Positioned at the intersection of art and urban living, this project offers a unique platform for the conceptualization and execution of video performances, specifically designed to foster collaboration between local residents and broader audiences without prior expertise in art. At its core, Sidewalk upholds the idea that everyone has a distinct narrative to share, encouraging participants to delve into their lived experiences and interactions with the urban landscape of Vantaa, thereby using performance art as a channel for individual expression and storytelling.

COMING UP SOON

THE OTHER SIDE'S OPENING CEREMONY

Welcome to the opening ceremony of The Other Side performance art platform at Vantaa Art Museum Artsi.
Date: Thursday 29th Feb 2024
Time: 17.30 - 19.30
The event is FREE and OPEN TO ALL.

theothersidevantaa@gmail.com