Textual Rendezvous gives Art Fair Suomi’s participants and visitors the opportunity to engage in a series of playful events that links writing with art. The events are organised by Muu Writes, a working group that is exploring the potential relationships between the use of words and contemporary art. Participation in all events involves engaging in brief one-to-one encounters.
In Their Own Words
At 11 am – 12 am and 3 pm – 4 pm
Artist John Gayer will be wandering through Art Fair Suomi. His purpose: to put a few questions to exhibitors and visitors alike. The results of the brief conversations will be posted later the same day near the Textual Rendezvous workshop space and online. Visitors can also attend the inquiry independently by filling a form at the Textual Rendezvous booth.
Apply for your dream!
At 12 am – 1pm and 4 pm – 5 pm
Submitting applications for exhibitions, artist residencies and funding is a routine aspect of the artist’s life. Apply for your dream! throws a constructive twist into that habitual process. Here the application form operates as a tool that helps individuals articulate what they really want in life and identify ways to help them achieve it. This workshop is run by artist Liisa Hilasvuori.
Booth of Spells
At 1 pm – 2 pm and 5 pm – 6 pm
What do you wish for? Is there something you desire? Is there something for which you need protection? Then, submit your request and artist Suvi Nurmi will devise a Kalevala-style spell – especially for you – that you’ll receive by email during the same day. (In Finnish only.)
At 2 pm -5 pm and 6 pm – 7 pm
Take a seat and have a brief chat with artist Juhani Räisänen, who will then spend a short time tapping away on a vintage typewriter. When he stops, you receive a memento: a poetic portrait.