HIAP studios, Helsinki
Break 2: Launch, 12. Dec 2004








Break 2: Launch at HIAP studios
on Sun 12th December

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City Breaks was launched at the HIAP (Helsinki International Artists-in-residence Programme) studios in Cable Factory, the base of the British participants during their research trip to Helsinki. The event functioned as a one-day exhibition, not unlike the launch at Whitechapel Project Space earlier in the Autumn, presenting the concept of the project, some previous works by the artists as well as some material that gave a taste of the ongoing investigations.

In addition to many local insights that helped these explorations further, the exchanges of the evening openned up a possible collaboration with a new window gallery, which could function as a satellite exhibition space in Helsinki at some point during the project.

SAT 11.12.04
Dinner at Sea Horse – Taru, Simo, Abigail, Chris and Isaac.

SUN 12.12.04
Launch at HIAP studios, Cable factory.

WED 15.12.04
Visit to MUU gallery with everyone – first more concrete talk about the exhibition, particularly the use of the gallery space. The group also checked out the window gallery that could be used as a satellite space for one of the exhibition. Dinner at HIAP studios where each artist presentated their research so far and plans for MUU. The exciting possibilities and the scope of the project became tangible as the wealth of different approaches, materials and critical concerns emerged from the individual processes, their points of contact and the joint discussions. Minna emphasised the importance of this discussion in helping her to develop her work to the final form it got in the exhibition at MUU.

THU 16.12.04
Another improvised dinner at the studios with an urgent goal of taking pictures for the poster. Based on rather vague plans the team managed to pull together a pin board mapping of the project that everyone was very pleased with.