IHME 2016 – left on the tram!
Read and download IHME 2016 Programme here >
NB! The English-speaking programme (the titles) is in English, Finnish-speaking in Finnish.
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The tabloid is bilingual: Finnish/English. Please see page 5 for stories in English.
The eighth IHME festival presents the Czech artist Kateřina Šedá. Her artwork delves into cooperation with people, communality and concern for those for whom contemporary art may not be so familiar. In the IHME Project of 2016 Tram Buskers’ Tour, the artist identifies with the busker who amid the daily grind seeks the attention of passers-by – just like Šedá, who almost without exception produces works for public spaces.
The IHME Project will be carried out for the first time this spring in a mobile venue, a city tram. Special thanks go to Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) and Helsinki City Transport (HKL) for making it possible to hear live music aboard trams during the project, and with a permit this time. The performers are street musicians, but they won’t collect money as the festival will pay them a fee. The IHME Project will be a fusion of live music – hip-hop, blues, folk, classical… – and a tram ride. Hop aboard, get surprised, and ride from end to end of a familiar tram line if you like! The artist invites you also to film what you experience and enter the #IHMEratikassa contest. A prize will be awarded to the best video clip, and you can win the use of a tram for your own event.
IHME’s annual themes are derived from the IHME Project’s subject matter. At the heart of this year’s Tram Buskers’ Tour are the following: communities and art, connections between art and education, especially phenomenon-centred learning, and the question of what artists do when they create art. These topics will be discussed at the IHME Days, featuring numerous artists, experts and members of the public. The programme at the Old Student House will include films by the artists and an opportunity to take part in Busking School workshop, designed by Kateřina Šedá. All events are free.
Welcome to IHME – both for a tram ride and at the Old Student House!
The expert team of the IHME Contemporary Art Festival
Tuula Arkio, Leevi Haapala, Hanna Johansson, Paula Toppila and Timo Valjakka