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THE LETTERS TELL
THE LETTERS TELL
Experiences in implementing an art project and meeting cultures in Grand-Popo.
Link: https://villakaro.org/letters-tell/?lang=en
THE LETTERS TELL
Eeva Honkanen & Kastehelmi Korpijaakko
On the path of stories
On the path of stories
Photography and vodun - Experiences from a photography workshop in the village of Agbanakin in Togo.
Link: https://villakaro.org/on-the-path-of-stories/?lang=en
On the path of stories
Veera Pitkänen
From plastic and other
From plastic and other
Sculptor, visual arts lecturer Sakari Kannosto arrived at Villa Karo's residence with his welding needs, which required flight permits. The idea was to look at the dimensions of the global waste problem in Benin.
Link: https://villakaro.org/from-plastic-others/?lang=en
From plastic and other
Sakari Kannosto
Let’s Compose – in Benin!
Let’s Compose – in Benin!
Laura Kokko stayed in Villa Karo from 23rd of March until 25th of April 2014. The school project she carried out, “Hei me sävelletään! – Let’s Compose!”, was conducted 28th March-5th of April 2014 with Complexe Scolaire de Grand-Popo, groupe B.
Link: https://villakaro.org/lets-compose-in-benin-en/?lang=en
Let’s Compose – in Benin!
Laura Kokko
Villa Karo's choreography
Villa Karo's choreography
Choreographer Ervi Sirén writes about her experiences at Grand-Popo. Solo dance The four-story mountain “turned to Africa” in four days when Ervi met Togolese dancer Estelle Fol.
Link: https://villakaro.org/villa-karo-choreography/?lang=en
Villa Karo's choreography
Ervi Sirén
Soundspaces
Soundspaces
Musician Ilpo Jauhiainen, a spring 2013 scholarship holder, talks about his projects in Villa Karo and the work of his new album, Arrival City.
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Link: https://villakaro.org/soundscapes-en/?lang=en
Soundspaces
Ilpo Jauhiainen
Side by side
Side by side
Sculptor Pertti Kukkonen was a scholarship holder at Villa Karo in 2002 and an invited artist in 2005. He has made several business trips to Grand-Popo and tells the story of the Parallel Sculpture in the text.
Link: https://villakaro.org/side-by-side/?lang=en
Side by side
Pertti Kukkonen
Light and backlight
Light and backlight
Photographer Tuula Heinilä has been a scholarship holder at Villa Karo in 2001 and 2002 and an invited artist in 2005 and 2007.
Link: https://villakaro.org/light-and-backlight/?lang=en
Light and backlight
Tuula Heinilä
I am here (mu le fiyé)
I am here (mu le fiyé)
Composer Herman Rechberger was a fellow at Villa Karo in 2003 and 2004.
Link: https://villakaro.org/i-am-mu-le-fiye/?lang=en
I am here (mu le fiyé)
Herman Rechberger
African anti
African anti
COMMENT: Professor and visual artist Teemu Mäki was a fellow at Villa Karo in the autumn of 2003 and an invited artist in the spring of 2009.
Link: https://villakaro.org/african-anti/?lang=en
African anti
Teemu Mäki
Anti-plastic art and ecological issues
Anti-plastic art and ecological issues
Dancer-choreographer Riikka Theresa Innanen visited Villa Karo in the winter of 2012-2013 and came to Benin to see how people come together - meet each other in space. The experience has been strong and the residency has been fruitful.
Link: https://villakaro.org/anitplastic-art-ecological-issues/?lang=en
Anti-plastic art and ecological issues
Riikka Theresa Innanen, Maikki Salmivaara & Miikka Kiminki
Non à la violence – No to violence
Non à la violence – No to violence
Victor Amoussou, Jaana Houessou and Leea Pienimäki-Amoussou write about the exhibition they organised in Villa Karo in December 2012 and its background.
Link: https://villakaro.org/non-a-la-violence-no-to-violence/?lang=en
Non à la violence – No to violence
Victor Amoussou, Jaana Houessou & Leea Pienimäki-Amoussou