Date and time31.5 – 28.8.2021
The exhibition KELP! illustrates young artists’ work revolving around the theme of food, including animations, sculptures and a fully set table.
In 2020, the ANTI Festival in Kuopio and the Helsinki-based Annantalo art centre for children and youth co-operated to carry out a media art project to connect the young people of the two cities.
The project is called KELP! and it allows young people to try digital art methods and craft skills at workshops led by professional artists. In Kuopio, the artistic planning and direction are lead by artist Timo Kokko, and in Helsinki by artist and Annantalo art educator Elina Rantasuo.
Inspired by the 2020 ANTI Festival, the theme to be explored by KELP! is food. Together with the young participants, we discuss what kind of food we might be eating in the future. Climate change forces us to research new plant species to be used for food production. For example, the namesake of the project – kelp – has been listed as one of the super foods of the future.
The participants in the KELP! project are the students of ANTI Festival’s partner Class 8E from Hatsala Classical School in Kuopio, and the Class 8D students from Apollo School in Helsinki.
The workshops were held in March, August, September and October. The outcomes of the project will be presented as part of the ANTI Festival programme and at Annantalo.
The exhibition is open during the opening times of Annantalo.
Language: Finnish, suitable for multiple languages