Future DiverCities Artist Lab
ANTI Festival hosted an experimental artist residence, Lab between 23rd and 30th October 2016 as a part of Future DiverCities. Artists Anniina Aunola (FI), Antye Greie-Ripatti (DE/FI), HC Gilje (NO) and Jens Beyer (DE) worked in Kuopio in collaboration with each other and local communities. During the Lab, they created a continuing project, Overmapping. You may follow the project and click here!
The Weekend of October
ANTI Prize Weekend took place between 27th and 29th October 2016 in Kuopio, Finland. The programme of the event was presented mostly in public spaces such as in a shopping centre and a park – as well as in a church. Almost 2 000 people took part in the event during the few days.
The highlight of Friday 28th was Artefact, a new commissioned work by the Australian Willoh S. Weiland, the last years’ winner of our live art prize. The performance started in the Puijo Church, and from the church, we moved to a mysterious no-one’s land to witness the burial of our own Artefact, a huge stone.
ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art was awarded for the third time on Saturday 29th and for the first time it went to a Finnish artist, Terike Haapoja. The prize ceremony was followed by an artistic club programme, the Finnish electronic music group K-X-P being the leading star.
During the Weekend, ANTI also hosted several international meetings with art professionals and the Future DiverCities partners; almost 40 artists and art professionals from 12 different countries visited Kuopio.