Special screening at Helsinki Short Film Festival

Pilvi Takala Special Screening at Andorra
17 November 17:30-18:30

Slight Chance at Fabra i Coats, Barcelona

Pilvi Takala
Slight Chance

Opening Friday 15 November 7.30 PM
Until 19.01.2014

Fabra i Coats - Barcelona Contemporary Art Center
C/ Sant Adrià, 20 08030 Barcelona


The exhibition Slight Chance by Pilvi Takala (Finland, 1981), curated by Theodor Ringborg at Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm and expanded and adapted for Fabra i Coats - Barcelona Contemporary Art Centre as a prologue, is the program’s first textual incursion through an artist who basically works with images and time. An analysis rooted in sociology dealt with through the performance that the artist develops in the public space to force situations that are anomalous and unrelated to the rules that govern our social, political and economic order. Situations that demand of everyone involved a new and unexpected exercise in renegotiation —more or less pleasant, more or less uncomfortable— of what has happened. 

Public Data Explorer at HL-Projects

Public Data Explorer
09.11 – 22.12.2013

Saturday, November 09
19:00 – 21:30

Part of the Art&ICT Connect 2013 event, the exhibition looks at how public data is produced, shared, and edited to form or transform narrative potential and civil intervention. Projects will be shown, which deal with public domain information, its analysis and potential rewriting.

Featuring:  Pilvi Takala (FI), Alexandra Dementieva (RU/BE), Jordan Seiler (US) and Ermias Kifleyesus (ET/BE)

ICT&ART CONNECT 2013 is organized by DG CONNECT, the European Commission’s Directorate General in charge of Information and Communication Technologies – ICT. From November 9th to 11th, at various events, at venues across Brussels, will explore crossings of ICT and ART as a promising path for new technology-based creative responses to contemporary societal challenges.
For more information see: ICT&ART CONNECT 2013

37 Rue Léon Lepage straat 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Thu – Sun 13:00 – 19:00 and by appointment


Kuvataiteen valtionpalkinto / State Prize for Visual Arts

Hong Kong Whistleblowers Club

Friday, 8 November 2013, 19.00 hrs onwards

Para/Site has the pleasure to present Hong Kong Whistleblowers Club, a screening and discussion event curated by Matteo Lucchetti, a current participant of the Para Site International Art Residency.

Developed around the research for Lucchetti’s exhibition Don’t Embarrass the Bureau, opening in February 2014 at the Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden, the event Hong Kong Whistleblowers Club addresses bureaucracy and embarrassment during times of ‘leaked democracy’, using the background of Hong Kong and its image as a diplomatic safe haven. Comprising of a two-part screening programme and a discussion, the event takes place in an undisclosed location. The first part of the screening programme, taking place between 19.30 – 20.30 hrs, includes works by Rossella Biscotti, Jill Magid, Jonas Staal and Pilvi Takala and is followed by an informal discussion between invited speakers and researchers on foreign affairs, media, and human rights. They will look at Hong Kong’s status as a 'safe haven' in the public opinion and ask: how does this media image come into play in the transitional phase that China and Hong Kong and their politics are going through? When Edward Snowden was in Hong Kong, he described it as a "country with the cultural and legal framework" to allow him "to work without being immediately detained". Is Hong Kong’s continuous state of exception in foreign affairs a risky source for diplomatic embarrassment? The content of the second part of the screening programme will not be publicly disclosed.

Due to the limitation and confidentiality of the space, this event is only open via registration. Please kindly register by emailing us at ethan@para-site.org.hk with Hong Kong Whistleblowers Club as the subject header. Upon registration, further information will be provided via secured email.