KÜNSTLER*INNEN/ ARTSTS OF FINDE TANDEMS
Wir freuen uns euch die Künstlerinnen des Finde Tandem Symposiums vorzustellen die zwischen 5.-13.9.2020 in Horb zusammenarbeiten werden:
We are happy to present the artists of Finde Tandems Symposium working together in Horb 5.-13.9.2020:
The first idea is found when I walk through the quarry.The shape of the rough block, broken out of the
mountain holds the seed for my sculpture. In the “taille directe” the path begins to an uncertain
destination. Working becomes a dialogue between the initial idea and the origin of the shape. Every
remaining mass, created cavity, knocked hole in the block can give rise to new considerations.The
method of the subtractive process of stone sculpture is a physical and artistic challenge for me.
Approaching the limits of the material in its substance and the statics of the sculpture with the aim of a
coherent overall picture is a new adventure each time.
Valkonen has background in traditional painting. She studied at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and the Academy of Fine arts in Prague but years after studies and working with colleaques have been strongly influential as well. She has always been professionally restless and curious. Alongside painting Valkonen has presented conceptual installations. She has also worked on experimental performance art and done collegial curating. Vieno Motors is a concept that is combining all mentioned elements in vital and energetic way.
Monika Golla (* 1966) is a thoroughly interdisciplinary artist. Cross-genre collaborations are an integral part of her way of working.
The focus is on sound works, acousmatic compositions, sound performances as well as room and video installations. In addition, she develops exhibition concepts and works as a curator. Seeing something special in the profane is Golla’s artistic specialty. For her work she uses all the materials and methods available to her.
Monika Golla studied at the J. W. Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main and the HfG in Offenbach. She received work and studio grants, a.o. from the University Foundation Augsburg, Association of Icelandic Visual Artists in Reykjavík and was nominated for the German Sound Art Award. In 2012-15 she was a scholarship holder at the Antonie-Leins-Artist’s house in Horb/Neckar. Monika Golla lives in Starzach, where she co-develops and leads the interdisciplinary art project kunstortELEVENartspace
KALLE TURAKKA PURHONEN
Finnish artist from the city of Porvoo, born 1974
“I studied painting in the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. My final exhibition however was made of sculpture-like collages made of recycled materials. This kind of a work has been the core of my art for years: it includes a slow process of collecting every-day materials and ecological ethos. I have also done installations, environmental art pieces, performances and happening with a similar approach. I consider my work as material poetry about life. I also like to paint and draw. I work actively as an artist in Finland – having exhibitions and working in different kind of artist groups – and from time to time also in other countries.”
MOVING SPACES & THE MATTER BETWEEN
> a form philosophic manifestation and works like floating space and continuously moving nature.
* 1963, Stuttgart, Germany
Lives in Germany, Baden-Württemberg and works across the globe.
Since the early 90’s Frank Fierke works as visual artist, Installation – experimental and interdisciplinary. Within his work, he integrates people as an active part within his pieces. The 4. Dimension (time&transition) is an immanent part of his work. Art as an vehicle, to experience a theme mental, spiritual and physical. Besides his works in the context of museum, gallery and exhibition, the main topic in his work are interventions in public-space and contributions to dance- and theater-productions. Large scaled airbjekts and accessible installations – creating „form“ without a static formative definition. The aspect of time as a immanent part. amorph, translucent & passable bodies floating in space creating situations & places of possible “frictions” between …
Frank Fierke lebt und arbeitet in Starzach, wo er das interdisziplinäre Kunstprojekt kunstort ELEVEN artspace mitkonzipiert und -leitet. Neben Arbeiten in Museen, Galerien und Kirchen sind seine Werke in das öffentliche, soziale und politische Leben integriert und sind Teil von Tanz- und Theaterproduktionen.
Finnish performer, musician and conceptual artist based on Prague, Czech Republic. Studied in Turku Arts Academy, Finland 1998-2002, and has a degree of theater director and educator.
Most recent works are solo performance Walrus Vampire Show, and several projects with own music/performance group Sabotanic Garden, and Prague based garage-gospel music group The Spermbankers, and as an actor in theater Studio Hrdinu, Prague.
Is long time member of Finnish theater communities Reality Research center and Circus Maximus.
Between 2012-17 he performed his physical performance solo Tonttu in Slovakia, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Czech Rep., Austria and in U.S.A.
And another “Finnish” Buto project Uuno Turhabuto (2004-2008) mostly in Finland, but also in Czech Rep. and France
Laura Theis is an award-winning writer, musician and singer/songwriter. She grew up in Germany but has been living in Oxford for the last decade.
Her work has been broadcast and/or published in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Canada and the U.S.
Laura has gained a Distinction in the MSt Creative Writing at Oxford University (Keble College) as well as an MA in Theatre Studies, German and American Literature from LMU Munich.
She has been awarded the Mogford Short Story Prize judged by Stephen Fry and Prue Leith for her story “The Lift” (April 2020). Other accolades for her fiction writing include receiving the 2017 AM Heath Prize and the 2018 Short Story Prize by Curtis Bausse. She was runner-up in the 2020 Mslexia Flash Fiction Competition and shortlistedin the Frome Festival Short Story Competition. For her poetry, she has won the 2020 Brian Dempsey Memorial Pamphlet Prize as well as the 2018 Hammond House International Literary Award. She was ‘Highly Commended’ in both the 2020 Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize and the 2020 Acumen Poetry Competition. Recent short-listings include the Oxford Brookes Poetry Prize judged by Jackie Kay, the Blue Nib Chapbook Award, the Yeovil Prize for Poetry as well as the Live Canon International Poetry Competition in two consecutive years.
Her new work appears in Mslexia, Strange Horizons, and many others, as well as in various print anthologies.
Her debut poetry pamphlet with publishers Dempsey&Windle is forthcoming later this year.
Stephanie Müller aka Rag Treasure
Stephanie Müller is based at the MEDIENDIENST LEISTUNGSHÖLLE in the midst of a buzzing collective of artists and activists. Together with the Munich based filmmaker and painter Klaus Erika Dietl and lots of other performers, musicians, visual artists and researchers she develops performances, sound installations and film projects.
Stephanie Müller is a visual artist and sociological researcher with a fierce love for rough sounds and improvisation. She has a master’s degree in communication science, sociology and psychology (LMU Munich) and postgraduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Still studying she launched her textile and mixed media art project Rag Treasure. She has been playing different kinds of amplified sewing machines and a series of selfmade instruments since 2002. Together with Laura Melis Theis, an Oxford based songwriter with a background in theater and literature, she initiated beißpony.
Besides an orchestra of musical sewing machines, Stephanie plays the drums and modified typewriters, umbrellas or vacuum cleaners. In October 2013 beißpony’s debut album was released on Chicks On Speed Records. Five years after their celebrated debut BRUSH YOUR TEETH on Chicks On Speed Records, beißpony released their follow-up album BEASTS AND LONERS in January 2018. Those intervening years have seen numerous new developments for the band – from their invitation to SXSW in Austin (TX, USA), to the INTERNATIONAL SHORTFILM FESTIVAL in Oberhausen, to exciting solo ventures such as Stephanie Müller’s visual art stipends in Antwerp (Belgium), in Birmingham (UK), Istanbul (Turkey), Lviv (Ukraine) and Sapporo (Japan), or Laura Theis’ solo release BADASS SNOW WHITE in the UK. Further highlights include music compositions for a collaboration with Wolfgang Müller (DIE TÖDLICHE DORIS) and a radio play (Licht im Kasten) written by nobel prize winner Elfriede Jelinek. In the midst of all these exciting new adventures, beißpony started their own label RAGREC during a vibrant exchange with artists from all over the globe.
Besides beißpony, Stephanie Müller is involved in a series of art collaborations. In 2014 she started A DUET OF AMPLIFIED SEWING MACHINES together with Lisa Simpson (Berlin/ Curitiba, Brasil). In April 2017 they were invited by the Goethe Institute Indonesia to be part of theIKAT/eCUT art project and festival in Jakarta (Indonesia) followed by an invitation to exhibit and perform at the „Schneidertempel Art Galery“ in Istanbul (Turkey).
Together with Turkish artist and percussionist Gülcan Turna, queer activist Moni Kliche and her fellow artist Klaus Erika Dietl she initiated OK DECAY in 2017, a music project that digs into sonic frictions and language barriers.
In 2018 Dietl and Müller were invited to open the conference “Archiving The Unarchivable” at the documenta Halle in Kassel.
Recently they were part of an online collaboration hosted by Goethe Institute Amman (Jordan). At the moment Stephanie Müller is hosting an international music exchange called ALLIGATOR GOZAIMAZU.
Besides this collaborative adventure she is working on her ongoing mixed media project “Rasenmäher in E-Moll”.
YouTube Channel > beißpony RagRec
Klaus Erika Dietl is a visual artist with a background in literature and filmmaking. Since 2012 he is also part of OK DECAY, a performance group with a fierce love for sonic frictions.
Klaus Erika Dietl studied painting and art theory at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Together with fellow artist Stephanie Müller he initiated MEDIENDIENST LEISTUNGSHÖLLE in 2009. Since then it has evolved from a vibrant underground studio to a nucleus for international art exchanges.
Dietl’s main cause of friction is the memory of the unsaid. In his paintings, sound installations and film projects he digs into the lacks of understanding. What makes us take off the blinkers and question our insecurities and reservations?
In summer 2017 he finished his first full length feature film “Our Mouth – The Ultimate Prison”. It was premiered at the Lenbachhaus in Munich. Further highlights include film screenings at the Haus der Kunst (Munich), at the Internationale Kurzfilmtage (Oberhausen) and at SXSW Festival (Austin, Texas, USA). Recently he performed at the documenta Halle in Kassel within the international conference “Archiving The Unarchivable” .
Dialogue lies at heart of Klaus Erika Dietl’s art and research projects. In May 2015 Dietl and his fellow artist Stephanie Müller were invited to Sapporo (Japan) for an art exchange with the local performance and media artist community followed by a series of ongoing sound art and film collaborations. Further international encounters include mixed media projects at the Dzyga Art Centre (Lviv, Ukraine), Schneidertempel (Istanbul, Turkey), deFENIKS Art Centre (Antwerp, Belgium) and the REP theatre (Birmingham, UK).
Currently he is working on “For Topsy”, an experimental feature film that questions and deconstructs male brutality within the entertainment industry.
“Das Thema Grenzen reizt mich und macht mich neugierig. Geografische, persönliche, existierende, natürliche Grenzen. Und deren Erscheinung und Wahrnehmung, z.B. als grafische Linie oder Fluss, als Grenzstein oder auch als Privatsphäre, als persönlicher Raum bzw. Distanz. Ich entdecke gerne Dinge in Situationen, die ich erforsche und durch minimales Eingreifen interpretiere.”
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Helena’s practice is interdisciplinary and her approach could be defined as multimedia.
Helena often expands her sculptural works and installations with a potpourri of Spoken Word, Sound, Movement and Imagery refined with a touch of Drama and Humor.
Her performances are unorthodox, progressive, experimental and often collaborative nature.
Her Art is “Playful-Absurd-Bizarre-Hilarious-and Wild”!