Online Exhibition
Works by Nilz Brolin, Riikka Talvitie, Pietu Arvola & Olli Ketonen, Petri Kuljuntausta

The works are exhibited at Galleria Koppelo (Kauppakatu 14, Tampere).

Opening times:
TUE 12-18 | WED 12-18 | THU 12-18 | FRI 12-20 | SAT 11-17 | SUN 11-17

Knife's Edge

Nilz Brolin

’Knife’s Edge’ is the result of a project exploring bipolar disorder and how it affects your everyday life. I began by interviewing ten people with the disorder. That knowledge together with my own experiences as bipolar in turn informed the creation of the music and video. The piece intends to conjure a compressed version of a typical bipolar cycle: euthymia -> mania -> depression -> repeat. Please sit down and relax.


Riikka Talvitie

“In this video work I want to expand my compositional thinking – arranging elements in time – to visual and conceptual expression. The video material immediately refers to the history of the performing arts, video art and body art from the 1960’s to 70’s and asks what it means when an artist uses herself as material. The video consists of four different elements: fictional discussions between the composer and the oboist, the bodily improvisations by the oboist, the composer’s reflections and the final composition, which is performed on the small concert hall. The end result is some kind of documentary presentation about composing. The core issue in the work is the relationship between the composer and the performer, which is presented in a strange way: I perform both persons at the same time. Paradoxically, I do the video alone, but I seek for shared authorship. How could the process be opened to a collaboration with a musician or with another composer?”

Water Rhythm Machine

Petri Kuljuntausta

Petri Kuljuntausta: Water Rhythm Machine (2020)

Cisterns, cymbals, stands, vessels

Exhibited at Galleria Koppelo, Tampere 24.-30.8.2020 at Ung Nordisk Musik festival. Documentation by Tytti Arola.

Two Clams

Petri Kuljuntausta: Two Clams (2020)

A sound recording of two clams, mediaplayer, headphones

The sounds in this recording are produced by two clams. The clams have two shells which are closed by abductor’s muscles. A huge roaring sound event arises when the clam begins to turn inside its conch, or comes out (looks like tongue) and examines the bottom. One of the clams fired huge clicking bangs so that a jet of water beneath the surface caused even the debris to fly in the water. The sound is surprisingly loud. The creaking sound was special, I have no explanation how the clam did it. The bigger clam was clearly more social, it soon came from its conch to explore the bottom. Suddenly the little conch got up in a second. It can move quickly with its conch if it wants to. All these activities can be heard on this recording.

Petri Kuljuntausta: Water Score (2020)
Panel, water, empty score, small floating ingredients


Pietu Arvola & Olli Ketonen

[Tɹænsˈmɪʃən] is an interactive piece which serves as a portal between Tartu and Tampere. Fusing technologies both new and abandoned, the communication one attempts to create at one end becomes nigh impossible to comprehend at the other due to the erratic nature of the failing devices. Depending on one’s point of view, the piece could be seen either as an antithesis or inevitable endpoint of the “Zoom” and “Teams” period our world currently dwells in.

Exhibited at Galleria Koppelo, Tampere 24.-30.8.2020 at Ung Nordisk Musik festival. Documentation by Pietu Arvola.