Nordic Culture Club
Nordisk kulturkontakt, Sveaborg B28, Helsingfors, Finland
Languages: English, Finnish, Swedish
Doors open at 18:00, show starts at 19:00
Welcome to our new club at Suomenlinna! Nordic Culture Club is a venue for cultural practitioners and enthusiasts from across the Nordic Region and around the world.
Here, we experiment with and present unique interdisciplinary experiences with a mix of everything from dance, music, performances and interactive experiences to monologues, catwalks, drag, quizzes, installations, video works, and much, much more. Nordic Culture Club is held on the first Friday of each month and is free to attend. Refreshments are also on offer.
Our guests for the first club:
Bjarni Daníel’s work is an open enquiry into the ugliness of the mundane. Bjarni’s many musical endeavours have been hugely diverse, resulting in a strangely incoherent catalogue of tracks that find their place together as part of their intrinsically intimate solo performances. Their lyrics are characterised by a certain straightforwardness, crafting a patchwork of everyday images and experiences which gain significance in each other’s company.
Aksinja Lommi is a dance artist and actor from Helsinki. She works extensively in the fields of dance and theatre. Lommi is currently following the master’s degree programme in acting at the University of Arts Helsinki and working as a freelancer. For Nordic Culture Club, she will perform a concept she calls trash can. For this performance, she has gathered a collection of scenes that have been rehearsed for various productions but never made it to the final versions of the works. In the arts profession there is a saying “kill your darlings”. This time there will be only killed darlings on stage.
Arvid van der Rijt is a Dutch audiovisual artist living in Helsinki. His interest lies mainly in creating an experience, defining an event by giving it a certain place and time span, making use of sound and image to build up a certain atmosphere, and creating a symbiosis of the visible and invisible. His performances try to immerse the viewer and stimulate an active way of experiencing, and creating a situation where you can’t escape, but don’t want to either.
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