“The experience taught me that I could do these messy, free-ranging, open-ended projects, and that freed me up from thinking about being an artist in a traditional sense. I had been liberated by a brass band.”
– Jeremy Deller
The IHME Contemporary Art Festival is staging two works by the British artist Jeremy Deller at the Old Student House, Helsinki, on the weekend of March 27–29.
Acid Brass from 1997 is one of Deller’s breakthrough works and comprises six tunes chosen by the artist, to be played by the amazing 30-person Töölö Brass Band led by Ville Paakkunainen. This unique performance is at 17:00 on Friday, March 27, on the steps of the Old Student House (in case of rain or severe frost, then inside the Old Student House). The playlist includes the techno classics: A Day in The Life, Can U Dance, Cubik, Pacific 202, The Groove that Won’t Stop, What Time is Love and Voodoo Ray. Read more >
From Saturday to Sunday, March 28–29, IHME is showing Deller’s compilation 24 Hour Rockshow. This consists of rock documentaries from the 1960s up to the present – films rarely seen on the big screen. Highlights include: Björk, The Cramps, David Bowie, Isaac Hayes, Juice Leskinen, Rolling Stones, Sielun Veljet, Talking Heads. The café in the Old Student House will be open around the clock, offering rock-doc specials with rock-solid offers, both midnight snacks and breakfast. View the film programme >
Entry to all IHME events is free. View the whole festival programme >
IHME Contemporary Art Festival Executive Director Paula Toppila, firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 (0)45 124 0096
Press materials and photos: www.ihmefestival.fi/en/ > Media
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Each year, IHME produces a work in public space by an international artist. The public then has a chance to see the initial stages of this unique creation. The commissioned art work and the interpretations it evokes prompt independent thought and discussion. In the surrounding Festival art and science, past and present meet in a multi-faceted programme of events. IHME is open to everyone who is interested in life and contemporary art.