Institutions Depowered: Schools, Hospitals and Prisons
[Discussion, 150 min] [Audio with captions streamed online]
Studio 1, Theatre Academy of Uniarts Helsinki
7 October from 10.00 – 12.30
Birgit Ærenlund Bundesen & Anna Rieder
Prison Outside / Free Translation (Anastasia Artemeva & Arlene Tucker)
Anissa R. Lewis
Hosted by Frame Contemporary Art Finland
Penal and care Institutions control and reproduce human life throughout its growth, from its birth to the ageing body-mind. Schools, hospitals and prisons are ubiquitous institutions, they directly or indirectly affect a large number of individuals all over the world. Through institutional control and care, individuals and communities learn to recognise behaviour that is not approved and that is considered productive.
However, these institutions are also a part of racist, patriarchal and capitalist structures that ban care–as well as direct control–for certain individuals and communities in order to regulate their possibilities to live off common wealth and prosperity. The power of penal, care and educational institutions lies in the reproduction of certain kinds of normalised body-mind and economic orders that benefit the ruling elite. De-powering institutions means to act and live through practices that repair and replace the effects of institutional control and hierarchies within the institution and beyond that.
Institutions Depowered: Schools, Hospitals and Prisons presents artistic practices situated within and outside of penal, education and care institutions. The conversation brings together artists, researchers, a psychiatrist and a poet to unpack their practices and collectively explore potential de-powering tactics.
Anissa R. Lewis’ practice departs from arts-based women empowerment classes for a Philadelphia County prison’s drug and alcohol abuse unit. She will open up about how these experiences have helped her work to address matters of identity, civic engagement, and neighbourhood relationships in her home town Covington, KY.
Artists Anastasia Artemeva and Arlene Tucker have collaborated in the context of the Prison Outside / Free Translation project showcasing international works by currently and formerly incarcerated people as well as anyone affected by imprisonment. They aim to promote self-expression, solidarity and communication between people of all walks of life.
Psychiatrist Birgit Ærenlund Bundesen & poet Anna Rieder use poetry to engage clinicians and artists in a constructive dialogue. They are presenting poems from the collection March, March again that will be published by the Danish publishing House Gyldendal in the spring of 2023.
Artist Eva Koťátková presents Futuropolis: School of Emancipation which aims to renew the possibilities of education as societal power for the future by bringing together educators, artists and activists to renew the curriculum.
10 Intro and welcome Jussi Koitela
10.10 Presentation by Anissa Lewis + Q&A (20 min)
10.30 Presentation by Anastasia Artemeva & Arlene Tucker + Q&A (20 min)
10.50 short break
10.55 Presentation Birgit Ærenlund Bundesen & Anna Rieder + Q&A (20 min)
11.15 Presentation by Eva Kotatkova + short Q&A (20 min)
11.35 short break
11.45 – 12.30 conversation
How to attend
This event requires registration using this form. The event takes place at the Theatre Academy of Uniarts Helsinki. An audio stream from the event will be broadcast live on Frame’s website and YouTube channel and available to watch after the event.
For the whole programme, click here.
See you there!!
Very excited to announce that our article, Process as the medium for socially engaged art, has been published in IMAG#7! Big thanks to InSEA and the editorial team- Ângela Saldanha, Bernadette Thomas and Teresa Torres de Eça.
"IMAG number 7 presents a collage of different essays created by InSEA members. When we initiated this issue we wanted to make visible the diverse range of art education practices in formal and non-formal settings and to invite the readers to engage in a visual journey; a process of ‘encountering others’. There is no filter on what should or should not constitute art education. Rather, here we have a mosaic of approaches; of ways of making and ways of understanding the role of art education in the schools, museums; universities and communities. We travel according to the last InSEA roads through the encounters generated during InSEA seminars and congresses. The journal opens with a story told by Steve Willis, current Vice President of InSEA, where he shares impressions, feelings and thoughts about his experience during the InSEA seminar in Walvis Bay, Namibia (Encounters with Otherness to achieve Knowingness).
As our journey continues, the reader meets Korinna KorsströmMaggatröm-Magga (North Calling); Anastasia Artemeva and Arlene Tucker (Process as the medium for socially engaged art); Phivi Antoniou (Cyprus) and Dina Adel Hassan (Egypt). The northern authors reveal community art practices and social engaged intercultural projects in Finland and Russia. In the same section a different encounter invites the reader to learn about other socially engaged art education experiments in Alexandria, Egypt, with Dina Adel Hassan who describes using images, an experience conducted with Children at Risk in Egypt."
Download The full ISSUE ( PDF 17,9 MB) or individual chapters.
Otherness as a Form of Knowingness
Process as the medium for socially engaged art
Anastasia Artemeva and Arlene Tucker
Field Experiments in Visual Arts: Children at Risk, Homeless Children
Dina Adel Hassan
People, Stories and Histories of Strovolos III – Public art, social engagement and situational practices
The past in the present
Educating through design | Eduquer par le design: Naissance d’un club de design
Maktab Gammarth Toursom
Myriam Errais Borges
Elisavet Konstantinidou & Eva Pavlidou
Exploring artistic and cultural identity through an
art curriculum unit
Pensar, espacio, piel. Un ensayo visual desde nuestra experiencia como a/r/tógrafas. | To think,
space, skin.A visual essay from our experience as a/r/tographers.
María Martínez Morales; María Isabel Moreno
Montoro and Nuria López Pérez
“Art Lab x Kids: art as an instrument for discovery
and knowledge”: a visual literacy Project
“Let It Out” is an artistic collaboration that encourages exchange between young people affected by imprisonment in Russia and in Finland. This exchange will be facilitated using rap composition and translation techniques, resulting in a collaborative multimedia artwork.
Behind this collaborative project is a team of transnational artists, musicians and educators. Anastasia Artemeva is the manager of Prison Outside - a project dedicated to possibilities and ways of connecting with people in and after prison. Arlene Tucker is the author of the ongoing art installation Translation is Dialogue. One aspect of this project is a pedagogical approach to make art by using translation techniques. This process allows awareness of how one would like to communicate creatively and to build paths for understanding. Sonny “Elinkautinen” Black is a rap musician based in Helsinki. He has experienced imprisonment firsthand. Sonny works directly with youth in the streets of east Helsinki and through correction institutions all over Finland, making music, singing, and encouraging young people to follow their dreams. In Russia we plan to work with non-governmental organisations that support young offenders in juvenile prisons and correction schools.
На фестивале CulturaFest пройдёт мастер-класс в рамках проекта «Тюрьма снаружи». С помощью художественных практик участникам воркшопа предлагается подумать о значении социальной справедливости, наших сходствах и различиях, и о том, как мы относимся друг к другу. У каждого участника мастер-класса будет возможность выразить всё то, что есть внутри, и таким образом стать частью общей истории. Мы будем слушать музыку, писать стихи, рисовать, и использовать необычные техники перевода для творческого перевоплощения.
Анастасия Артемьева - руководитель проекта Тюрьма Снаружи. Тюрьма Снаружи представляет коллаборативные проекты в и о тюрьме и изучает отношение общества к заключенным. Арлин Такер - создатель проекта Перевод это Диалог в своей художественной практике совмещает нестандартные техники перевода, а так же образовательный подход к творчеству и восприятию искусства. Репер Сонни Блэк знает о тюрьме не понаслышке. Освободившись после многих лет заключения, Блэк преподает музыку ребятам на улицах Хельсинки и в коррекционных учреждениях по всей Финляндии.
4 ноября 12:00–14:00, киноцентр Kino K-13, Kanavakatu 12, Хельсинки
18 ноября 16:00–18:00, Молодёжный центр Arkki, Liesitori 1A, 3-й этаж, Вантаа
Возраст: подростки в возрасте 13–19 лет
Языки: русский, финский и английский
Регистрация: кол-во мест ограничено – 15 человек, заявки принимает Надежда Симакина email@example.com
CulturaFest will host a workshop that is part of the project Prison Outside. Through artistic practices, the workshop participants will proceed to thinking about social justice, different walks of life and how we treat each other. The workshop participants will have an opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts, and thus become a part of a shared history. We will listen to music, write poetry, make art and use translation techniques to creatively cross mediums.
Anastasia Artemeva is the manager of Prison Outside - a project dedicated to possibilities and ways of connecting with people in and after prison. Arlene Tucker is the author of the ongoing art installation Translation is Dialogue. One aspect of this project is a pedagogical approach to make art by using translation techniques. This process allows awareness of how one would like to communicate creatively and to build paths for understanding. Sonny “Elinkautinen” Black is a rap musician based in Helsinki. He has experienced imprisonment firsthand. Sonny works directly with youth in the streets of east Helsinki and through correction institutions all over Finland, making music, singing, and encouraging young people to follow their dreams.
4.11. 12:00–14:00, Kino K-13, Kanavakatu 12, Helsinki
18.11. 16:00–18:00, the Arkki Youth Center, Liesitori 1A, 3d flor, Vantaa
Age: older children (13-19 years)
Language: English, Russian, Finnish
Free admission, 15 places per each workshop. Registration: Nadja Simakina, firstname.lastname@example.org
4.11. 12:00–14:00, Kino K-13, Kanavakatu 12, Helsinki
18.11. 16:00–18:00, Nuorisotila Arkki, Liesitori 1A, 3. kerros, Vantaa
Kielet: venäjä, suomi, englanti
Ikäsuositus: 13 – 19 vuotta
Sisäänpääsy: 15 paikkaa, etukäteisilmoittautuminen: Nadja Simakina email@example.com
Arlene Tucker: author and curator of TID