OPEN CALL: MUSTARINDA AIR

MUSTARINDA ARTIST / WRITER / RESEARCHER RESIDENCIES

 

Residency periods:

Studios 1, 2, 4 & writers rooms 15.9.-31.10.2015

Studio 3: 15.6.-15.9.2015

Studio 1: 15.6.-30.6.2015
Writers room: 1.-30.8.2015

Application dl. 15.7. 2015 

If you are interested in coming to residency in July 2015, please send the applications by the 20th of June.


Located in Hyrynsalmi (Kainuu province, Finland), Mustarinda-residency offers rooms for artists, writers and researchers of varying fields. Available for rent are three artist studios and additionally three rooms suitable for researchers/writers.

Mustarinda is situated on the second highest summit in Kainuu, adjacent to the north-east edge of the Paljakka nature reserve. The surrounding view is of valuable, and in some places, completely untouched old-growth forests. Paljakka and Mustarinda are also some of Finland’s snowiest areas. Mustarinda is the only inhabited house on the summit.

Residency periods range from one month up to three months. The applicant may apply for a specific space depending on their needs and working methods. Depending on the timing, families can be accommodated by the larger bedrooms or two separate rooms. Arrival on the first weekday of the month and departure on the last weekday of the month, please.

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The Mustarinda residency application is informal. It should include a preliminary work plan (1 page) and attachments (such as images, max. 5 MB), working period dates and working space. The applicant is also asked to inform if any other dates are suitable for him/her. Outside this deadline availabilities may be requested by email.

Applications may be sent to the e-mail address: info@mustarinda.fi

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Studios and Rooms:

Studio 1: 27 m2 workspace + bedroom 350 € / month
Studio 2: 44 m2 workspace + bedroom 400 € / month
Studio 3: 14 m2 workspace + bedroom 300 € / month
Studio 4: 10 m2 workspace + bedroom 270 € / month

Writers room: 12–16m2 bedroom 20 € / day, 70 € / week, 230 € / month (can be used also for artists who don´t need a separate studio)

Workspaces are available with basic woodworking tools. The rooms have large windows, proper lighting and mechanical ventilation. The building has wireless internet access, which is unfortunately slow because of the distant location.

A property manager will be available during weekdays at 10-12 am. for contact by the residents and we can assist with practical arrangements. Residency entrants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to Hyrynsalmi. Further information about transportation and costs can be found on the House Instructions (see link to pdf). Grocery shopping upon agreement ca. once a week. Residents have communal use of a kitchen, dining room, living room, library, electric sauna, wood-burning outdoor sauna, grill hut, etc. There is also some hiking and winter sports equipment, footwear and apparel that may be borrowed upon agreement. There’s a nature trail to a nearby forest starting from the back yard of Mustarinda House.

Mustarinda Association preserves natural and cultural diversity by bringing together people from art, science and NGOs through discussions, seminars, exhibitions, residency programming and happenings. Mustarinda is non profit association founded in year 2009 by artists and researchers. The Mustarinda house is powered pollution-free via geothermall power. We stress eco-friendly solutions in all areas of our operations.

Mustarinda is supported by Ministry of Education and Culture, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Kone Foundation and The Finnish Cultural Foundation.

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Thoughts on residence activities

Helsinki has a very limited offering of affordable work spaces for painters and other artists. For example, working methods that generate dust or involve the use of solvents cannot be applied if the space used does not have mechanical ventilation. Most work spaces lack it. Enquiries made into artist working facilities show that up to 60% of painters work in spaces that are inappropriate in terms of occupational safety. Approximately 30% of artists with vocational or university training work solely at living spaces. The situation is worsened by artists’ constantly diminishing livelihood opportunities and increasing rents. Therefore, a residence period is not always just a nice change but the only opportunity for an artist to really practise his or her profession.

Thus in the current situation, artists need to create not only art work but also survival strategies and work opportunities wherever economically possible. On the other hand, there has been a global trend amongst creative people of moving the focus away from metropolitan areas towards seeking interesting and contentful working and living environments in small communities and even remote areas. Modern advances in information technology enable close contact and networking with others almost anywhere in the world.

Moreover, international artists and arts students as well as Finnish expatriate artists are no longer only interested in Helsinki but are also seeking alternatives with attractive nature and local identities. Thus our activities in Hyrynsalmi, Kainuu meet both facility needs and the spirit of the times, allowing interesting ideas and projects to evolve outside traditional metropolitan areas.

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Henni KittiHenni Kitti

 

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Artists–in–residence

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2015 WINTER/SPRING

>>> APRIL >>>
PETER PADRÓN HERNÁNDES (Swe/Denmark)
GUSTAV KARLSSON (Swe) >> www.scapeous.com
MICHAELA CASKOVÁ (Cze) >> www.naposedu.cz
SATU ENGBLOM (Finland)


>>> MARCH >>>
SELINA VÄLIHEIKKI (Finland)
CLAUDIA ROHRAUER (Austria) > http://www.claudiarohrauer.info/
JOUNI TIKKANEN (Finland)
CARL GIFFNEY (Ireland) > http://www.carlgiffney.com/

>>> FEBRUARY >>>

MINNA PÖLLÄNEN (Finland/UK) > http://www.minnapollanen.com/
JUKKA HAUTAMÄKI (Finland) >http://www.jukkahautamaki.com/
AURA HAKURI (Finland) > http://www.aurahakuri.com/
LINDA GRANFORS (Finland)

>>> JANUARY >>>

RITA ANTTILA (Finland)
HANNA VAINIO (Finland) > hannakaisavainio.tumblr.com
PAULINA INÉS MELLADO NEELY (Netherlands/Chile) > http://www.paulinamellado.com

2014 AUTUMN

>>> OCTOBER >>>>
TUE GREENFORT (Denmark) > http://tuegreenfort.net/
ELINA HÄMÄLÄINEN (Finland)
ELIN VISTER (Norway)
KATHARINA FRICKE (Germany) > http://www.katharinafricke.net/
AINO FRILANDER (Finland)
 
>>> SEPTEMBER >>>>

HANNA VAINIO (Finland)> hannakaisavainio.tumblr.com
ELIN VISTER (Norway)
KRISTALLIA SAKELLARIOU (Sweden)
MARIKA TROILI (Sweden) > http://marikatroili.se/bio/

2014 SUMMER

>>>>> AUGUST >>>>>>
MARIKA TROILI (Sweden)
MIKKO PIISPA (Finland)
VALERIE PALMER (USA)
KATHERINE MIDGLEY (UK)
KATHARINA FRICKE (Germany)

>>>> JULY >>>>>>
RIIKKA TAKALA (Finland)
JOHANNA SILBERMANN (Germany) http://www.johannasilbermann.blogspot.de/
MARLAINA READ (Australia/Iceland) http://www.marlainaread.com/
MAIKE BISPING (Germany) http://npiece.com/maike-bisping?l=en

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ANNA-SOFIA SYSSER & JENNI HURMERINTA (Finland) http://annasofiasysser.wordpress.com/
 
2014 WINTER–SPRING

>>>> MARCH >>>>>>>>>

SANDRA GHOSN   (Lebanon/France) >> http://www.sandraghosn.com/

MAYA WEEKS  (USA)

LINDA REIF (Austria)  >> http://www.lindareif.com/
REBECCA CUSWORTH (UK) >>  http://rcusworth.com/home.html

EVA JASKOVA (Czech Republic) >> http://jaskova.blogspot.fi/
KONG YEN LIN (Singapur)
LIISA LOUHELA (Finland)

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ANNA ZEILINGER  (Austria) >>http://www.fotofluss.at/content.php?id=65&detail=4376&PHPSESSID=839c696194b55c8840414bd1a650348f      

RHIANNON INMAN-SIMPSON (UK) >> http://www.rhiannoninmansimpson.com/
VAPPU JALONEN  (Finland/Germany) >> http://vappujalonen.com/
IVAN TORRES HDEZ (Finland/Germany/Spain)>> http://www.ivantorreshdez.com/
JOUNI TIKKANEN (Finland)

 

2013 SPRING-SUMMER

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ELIZABETH DUNN (Australia) >> aphids.net

SARA BENAGLIA (Italy) 

MARIA TEERI (Finland) >> nabbteeri.com

JANNE NABB (Finland) >> nabbteeri.com

SINI MONONEN (Finland)  

MICHAELA CASKOVÁ (Czech Republic)
 >> www.naposedu.cz
NORA VERBRAAK (Netherlands) >> www.noraverbraak.com 
LAURA TAYLOR (Australia) >> http://laurataylor.com.au/
MELANIE CARTER (USA/Egypt)
DIRK HOLZBERG (Germany) >> http://www.dirkholzberg.de/
TIM VAN DER MEER (Netherlands) >> http://www.timvandermeer.com/
ANKE GÖHRING (Germany) >> http://www.ankegoehring.de/
RIKARD HEBERLING (Sweden) >> http://www.heberling.se/
MARYAM FANNI (Sweden)
 >> http://www.maryamfanni.se/index.php?/projects/asap/
DAVID MUOZ (Mexico/Finland)
GIOVANNA ESPOSITO YUSSIF (Mexico/Finland)

RIITTA PÄIVÄLÄINEN (Finland)

HELENA LEMINEN (Finland)
VIKA MIA DAHLBERG-HANSEN (Denmark)
SIOUXZI MERNAGH (Australia/Berlin)
VAPPU KANNAS (Finland)

ANTTI SEPPÄNEN (Finland)

TUOMAS OLLIKAINEN (Finland)

ULVI HAAGENSEN (Australia/Estonia) >> http://ulvihaagensen.weebly.com/

 

2013 WINTER–SPRING

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MARY ROBINSON (USA) >> www.marysdrawings.com

RASHANNA RASHIED-WALKER (USA) >> rashannarashied-walker.com
MATTHIAS ROTH (Germany) >> www.rolux.de
IVÁN TORRES HDEZ (Spain/Finland) >> www.ivantorreshdez.com
LUCÍA BARAHONA (Spain) >> www.automaticaeditorial.com

ROBERTO DOMÍNGUEZ MORO (Spain)
CHRISTINA SEELY (USA) >> www.christinaseely.com

ADRIANE COLBURN (USA) >> adrianecolburn.com

MATHIAS JOSEFSON (Sweden) >> www.mathiasjosefson.com

CHRIS WARREN >> theglossectomist.wordpress.com

JÜRGEN DEHM (Germany)
NINA MARIA KÜCHLER (Germany) >> www.ninamariakuechler.de
VAPPU JALONEN (Finland)
KRISTIAN TUOMAINEN (Finland)

KATEŘINA DOBROSLAVA DRAHOŠOVÁ (Czech Republic) >> katerinadobroslavadrahosova.blogspot.com

EINI KOSONEN (Finland)

KIER-LA JANISSE (Canada) >> www.big-smash.com
JANE HUGHES (Ireland/Germany) >> www.janehughes.ie

OSKARI PARKKINEN (Finland)

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2012
ØRJAN AAS (Norway) >> www.orjanaas.net
HEINI AHO & SEBASTIAN ZIEGLER (Finland)
TUIKE & SIMO ALITALO (Finland)
FÉLICIA ATKINSON & BARTOLOMÉ SANSON (Belgium) >> feliciaatkinson.be >> shelter-press.com 

JESSICA BÈLANGER (Canada)

REBECCA BLAND (UK)
PIERRE CHANCEL (France) >> www.pierrechancel.blogspot.fi

MARTTA DALLA VIA (Italy)
ANCA GHEORGHICA (Romania) >> www.maibine.eu
SABRINA GUICHARD (France) >> sabrinaguichard.blogspot.fr

DEBBY HUYSMANS (Belgium)
SAANA INARI (Finland/Germany)
PEKKA JURVELIN (Finland)

ESSI KUMMU (Finland)

MIKAEL LINDAHL (Sweden) >> mikaellindahl.com

HENRIK MALMSTRÖM (Finland) >> www.henrikmalmstrom.com

MAIJA MUINONEN & MARIE KAJAVA (Finland)
MIA MÄKELÄ (Finland) >> www.miamakela.net

SANDRA NYBERG (Finland) >>  sandranyberg.carbonmade.com

BEN SEGAL & FELIZ L. M. MOLINA (USA) 

ANNE TOMPURI & KIRSTI LENTO (Finland)
LUCIA VERONESI (Italy)
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ERIC CRUIKSHANK (Scotland) >> www.ericcruikshank.com

Taking landscape as an initial starting point, my paintings are not about literal presentation; instead the focus is on the emotive qualities of place. With the underlying structure, design, and colour harmony being grounded in the everyday, the viewer is encouraged to readdress notions of their surroundings, where the familiar is opened up and made full of possibility.
These are quiet pieces, gently asking the viewer to slow down, and see past their deceptive simplicity. On approaching the work, colour pulses in constantly shifting patterns, on withdrawing; these patterns blend, bleed and fuse into a vibrant continuous field. Refined shade and contour lead the eye around the piece, gently engaging the viewer in the act of seeing, where their relationship with the work is one of continual change, as the ethereal surface vibrates with an inner luminosity that appears to expand outwards beyond the border.    ........................................................................................................................................
MELANIE TAYLOR (Australia) >> www.melaniejaynetaylor.com

My film based practice contributes to the field of photography through the creation of pictorial and spatial structures that use images from my extensive personal photographic archive in combination with components of text and installation strategies. These investigate the transitory nature of image, meaning, memory, loss, longing, absence and the function of the archive.
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MATTHEW GRIBBON (USA)

By the hammer and hand all Arts do stand1 And in such a way have I attempted to supplement the air that I breathe and bring forth something of my spirit in a plastic form. I only hope that these forms may be a banner of praise to the Divine Ideas around whose shadow they have been drawn.
1 Motto of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths.
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MEGAN HEPBURN (Germany) >> imaginationmarket.squarespace.com

I found my practice in the notion of “deep play”, the complete immersion in extreme
physical and psychological activity, outside the realm of utility, within freely accepted limits, like
the rules of a game. This state of play can be transformative when it requires the full attention of
the entire body as its medium. I make paintings, drawings and installations that exist as partial
subjects, each whole in and of themselves, yet containing a logic that is not internal. It reveals,
transforms and generates itself through the relationships between the works. I work with
painting as a language that is intrinsically deconstructive and therein, a generative process of
continual possibility. This collaboration with Jim Holyoak at Mustarinda circles the White
Poplar tree, representing Time. Our work together explores extra-sensory perception,
sentience, animism, plants, animals and an expanded sense of landscape.
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JIM HOLYOAK (Canada) >> www.monstersforreal.com

My work explores the bridges and boundaries between perception, memory and fantasy, through drawing, writing and installation. What we remember, imagine, and think about has powerful effects on how we feel, how we perceive the world, and on our behaviour. This is what prevents me from dismissing the imaginary as unreal.
Though the content of my artwork ranges from the biological to the magical, there is a persistent focus on the relationship between culture and nature, human and non-human animals, deep time and the present. The animals I contemplate most are the species that never existed, don’t exist anymore, and that are threatened with extinction. For example, I love dinosaurs because they are completely real and completely imaginary – they are monsters for real. This tension between what is real and imaginary, what once existed and no longer exists, is the uniting principle in all my work.
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JUKKA HAUTAMÄKI (Finland) >> www.jukkahautamaki.com

Media artist Jukka Hautamäki (b. 1971) uses consumer goods, such as video cassettes or stale bread, as the material of his works. The works, which often take the form of an installation, is supported by sounds and images. Hautamäki investigates the interaction between nature and man, observing simple things, such as how the wind expresses itself or what the rustle of tree branches sounds without branches. The emphasis is often on the reciprocal dynamic between the individual works and on the overall mood.
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LUCY ATHERTON (England) >> www.lucyatherton.com

I draw inspiration from nature, animals and wilderness. Journeys and maps. Secret worlds. I long for a place that I can not reach. I love to use materials loosely and intuitively to see the worlds that are then revealed to me. Then I work tighter to put in detail. It's a nice way to work because you can create according to mood. The worlds come from memories, imagination and dreams.
I think making art is therapeutic and I believe the state of mind emerges subtly emotional piece.
I put animals in my pictures because they make me feel safe. They have almost turned into a kind of code - a llama being the most comforting of all.
I am concerned with environmental issues and I explore the meaning of landscape and our relation to nature in my practice. I feel like humans rarely spend the time really looking at our natural surroundings (especially in the city) and I like the idea that people have to really look at my work to notice the subtleties. I use a combination of pencil, paint/ink  and collage. Paint and ink because I like the freedom, pencil because I like the fineness and collage because I get to recycle old envelopes which can have intricate patterns on I feel should be used some how. I stick this down with magic tape, creating even more delicate lines and textures.
What I really aim for is to create atmosphere. To transport the viewer to another place, it may feel safe or be an unsettling one. As a child, my favourite book illustrations were those with great detail and atmosphere. Far from reality but completely believable. 

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2011

JOANNE PANG (Singapore) >> www.joannepang.com >> joannepangmustarinda.tumblr.com


Born in Singapore, Joanne Pang Rui Yun communicates between Art and Design. She received a BFA in Visual Communication from The School of Art, Design and Media in Singapore. Since then, she worked and lived in Germany, Switzerland and Finland on various degrees of cross-disciplinary programmes and situations.
Her practice aims at the re-presentation of forms and language. She is interested in visual communication and the relationship between things. She designs logos, books, posters and navigation systems. She also creates informal expressions and experiences via installation-based work to include objects, organic matter and nature.

During her stay at Mustarinda, she focused on the relationship exchange between Man and Nature and has since then developed an interest in establishing a coherence between the poetics of nature and architecture of life. Currently, she is a researcher at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark, in a MFA programme.
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ALLISON WADE (USA) >> www.allisonwade.com

My work relies heavily on balance. I piece together sculptures that look as if they could fall apart at any minute, but instead, remain intact. I focus on the moments where materials meet to suggest the contingency of relationships. I often install the works in conversation with each other, and the compositions rely on a calibrated balance of materials and formal elements within each work and with neighboring sculptures. Margins of negative space and points of connection, both actual and implied, are as visually important as the more materially substantial elements.

Language plays a central role in my process. I arrange objects grammatically, piecing materials together into highly edited sentences or paragraphs. Each element contributes to the overall syntax, and interpretation often hinges on a seemingly insignificant conjunction. The most successful arrangements emerge when I ignore the meaning of each “word” and focus on formal attributes; the results point to a language that ultimately defies language.
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MAREIKE DOBEWALL (Norway) >> vimeo.com/user6421403
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LIVIA JORET (Belgium) >> www.oliviajoret.com
ANTHEA BUSH (Netherlands) >> www.antheabush.com
J PASILA (USA) >> www.jpasila.com
NANNA HELLBERG (Sweden) >> www.nannahellberg.com

AINO JOHANSSON (Finland)
PATRICK JOLLEY (Ireland)
JARI K. HEINONEN (Finland)

MATTI KOISTINEN (Finland)
PETE SNYDER (USA)

AURA HAKURI (Finland)
LOTTE TEUSSINK (Netherlands) >> www.lotteteussink.nl

SINEM BAYKAL (Turkey)
KAZUKO KIZAWA (Japan)

HANNERIINA MOISSEINEN (Finland) >> www.elisanet.fi/moisseinen

ANNA SAILAMAA (Finland) >> annasailamaa.wordpress.com

PAULIINA MÄKELÄ (Finland) >> www.pauliinamakela.com
ELINA TUHKANEN (USA/Finland)
PEKKA NIITTYVIRTA (Finland) >> www.niittyvirta.com

SAARA-MARIA KARIRANTA (Finland)
HELEEN VD HOOGT (Netherlands) >> heleenvanderhoogt.fresh.li

SJOUKJE GOOTJES (Netherlands) >> www.sjoukunst.nl

HENNI KITTI (Finland) >> users.kuva.fi/hennkitt

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2010

NESTORI SYRJÄLÄ (Finland)

HELGA HÄRENSTAM (Sweden) >> www.helgaharenstam.se

ARVID HEDIN (Sweden/Finland) >> arvid.thelastballoon.com
LOTTA INGMAN (Finland)
LAURA WESAMAA (Finland) >> laurawesamaa.blogspot.com

WANG YA-HUI (Taiwan) 

YUKI OKUMURA (Japan)
MINNA JOENNIEMI (Finland)

MAURI KUITULA (Finland)

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