I worked in this project together with artist Kaisu Paavilainen. We walked into the people’s everyday life and asked: “How are you”?
The idea was to find out, using artistic methods, what is important and meaningful in life. What are the prerequisites for a good life?
The community art project was carried out in Finland and Russian Karelian between 2004 – 2008. Both children and adult took part in the workshops. The material produced was compiled into works, where the everyday life, dreams and stories are presented in photographs, paintings, texsts as well as object and video installations.
We arranged several workshops in Vuokkiniemi, Russian Karelia and in Finland, in Hyvinkää, Lappeenranta, Kajaani and Kerava. Many exhibitions took also place in different art museums in Finland and at village school of Vuokkiniemi.
There is a art publication about project. So if you are interested take contact with me!