Monday 13 December 2021 [Onsite only]

Time and Space Research Day activities at Oodi Library Helsinki 

Hosts: Lecturer Tanja Kiiveri, University Lecturer Maiju Loukola, Professor Salla Tykkä 
Venue: Oodi Library, Maijansali and Kino Regina (Töölönlahdenkatu 4, Helsinki). Please note that the Oodi Library requires a COVID-19 passport from everyone over the age of 16 who attends events at the Library.

The days program is planned by Time and Space Arts, one of the subject areas of the Degree Programme in Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts. 

Program 13.12.2021
- The days program is held only onsite in Helsinki 
- Times are in Finnish time (CET +1)
- More information on the exhibition "In the Space of Rules and Dreaming" (in Finnish) 
9:30–12:30 City as space of rules and dreaming 
Venue: Maijansali (Oodi library, 1. Floor)

City is a space inhabited by a wide range of interests and practices in the cross-section of political and artistic activity. The session theme is explored via site-specific works at the Oodi Library by the Time and Space Arts students Karoliina Korvuo, Pedro Riva, Kristiina Mäenpää, Pavel Rotts, Miia Autio and Anne Roininen, followed by a panel discussion in Oodi's Maijansali. The panel is hosted by Maiju Loukola (University lecturer at the Doctoral programme in Artistic Research and head of the City as space of rules and dreaming project) and Tanja Kiiveri (Lecturer in Time and Space Arts). Participants in the panel discussion are Tanja Tiekso, Aino Hirvola and Paul Tiensuu (researchers in City as space of rules and dreaming) and the Time and Space Arts students. 

12:30–13:30 Break 

13:30–16:00 Online lecture and screening: Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Venue: Kino Regina, Oodi Library 
Host: Salla Tykkä

Lawrence Abu Hamdan presents ‘Natq’, a live audio-visual essay on the politics and possibilities of reincarnation. Through listening closely to “xenoglossy” (the impossible speech of reincarnated subjects), this performance explores a collectivity of lives who use reincarnation to negotiate their condition at the threshold of the law—people for whom injustices and violence have escaped the historical record due to colonial subjugation, corruption, rural lawlessness, and legal amnesty. In the piece, reincarnation is not a question of belief but a medium for justice. The lecture and screening will be followed by Q&A and discussion moderated by Diego Bruno.

Once Removed, 2019, Single-channel video (color, sound, 28 min)

Rubber Coated Steel HD video (color, sound 21:47 min)

Bio: Dr. Lawrence Abu Hamdan. Internationally known Private Ear. Licensed and Bonded by Goldsmiths College, University of London. Civil. Criminal. Marital. Human. Theological. Supernatural. Bureaus in London, Berlin, Beirut, and Dubai.

Image: Shape of you. Karoliina Korvuo.