Northern Souls

Curated by Minna Haukka and Arto Korhonen

Mari, Markku Laakso

Mari, Markku Laakso

21 March to 10 May 2014

Northern Souls presents a wide array of Finnish contemporary artists who focus on minorities and minority experience. These artists dwell on northernness, traversing the mental landscapes of the northern soul. Simultaneously, their works mirror how the polyphony of voices within these communities as well as attitudes towards them, have changed throughout time.

Participating artists include Annika Dahlsten & Markku Laakso, Minna Haukka, Marja Helander, Jenni Hiltunen, Dzamil Kamanger & Kalle Hamm, Arto Korhonen, Jouni Kujansuu, Jaakko Pesonen, Outi Pieski, Anne Siirtola, Maarit Suomi-Väänänen and Minna Suoniemi.

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As part of Northern Souls, the exhibition at Space Station Sixty-Five, the acclaimed John- Eleanor an adult puppet theatre production from Finland comes to London for the first time.

John – Eleanor
updates the medieval tradition of puppet theatre and sheds light on a surprising, warm-hearted view of the Dark Ages. Created as a collaboration between director Merja Pöyhönen, puppet artists Timo Väntsi and medievalist Tom Linkinen, the play ultimately asks how much has changed over the centuries.

See link at top of page for more information on John-Eleanor