“Bureaucracy, rules, unresponsiveness – the three words I heard most often during my research period in Helsinki describing the general atmosphere. I think of my invitation by IHME as providing me with an important opportunity to try to change these things.” – Kateřina Šedá
The artist chosen to devise IHME Project 2016 is Kateřina Šedá (b. 1977) from the Czech Republic. The main stage for her proposed project is a Helsinki icon: the tram. She intends to make trams a meeting place where passengers can experience something out of the ordinary and share it with others. Apart from the unusual venue, the line-up of musicians is also unexpected: Šedá wants to stage a mobile tram tour, starring some of the best international buskers. Tram Buskers’ Tour will thus bring the ambience of the international and the feel of their public transport, to Helsinki.
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