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BABY-BOOMERS

We participated in the OLOHUONE 306.4 km2 urban art event in Turku for two days, 4th and 5th June 2014, where the theme this year was clichés. OLETTAMO’s interactive performance was staged at both the city ferry Föri and the Teatterisilta bridge.

We examined people’s concepts of the baby-boomer generation – most of our members are part of this generation. We wanted to determine how we are seen, what people think of us and what type of clichés are associated with us.

Brief characterizations were written on post-its which were stuck on to representatives of the baby-boomer generation.

 

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KAIKESSA, KATALA, YKSIN

OLETTAMO took part in the KALEVALAN MITALLA festival in Pakkahuone Joensuu 28.2. - 3.3.2013
presenting a three-part performance KAIKISSA, KATALA, YKSIN (Kanteletar poem)

The series included the following performances: Difficult Dough, Seed and Washing. The Olettamo Action Group commented on the unreasonable demands of contemporary working life, the cruel pursuit of profit, the squeezing dry of workers, coping, impossible schedules, constant competition, the vanishing rationality of work…

 

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MARKKINAVOIMAA! - MARKET FORCES!


OLETTAMO took part in the TORI - OON KAUPUNGISSA 2012 [MARKET – I’M IN TOWN 2012] EVENT organized at the market square in Lahti by ORNAMO on 1.9.2012.


Among other things, the MARKET FORCES! performance disbursed funds, measured economic capability and shattered the market bubble. We also distributed a pamphlet entitled The ABCs of Business, which includes the key principles necessary to achieving success.

A questionnaire charted the opinions of Lahti residents.
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WALKING AND SOUND MEDITATION AT BOTANI IN JOENSUU 17.12.2011

OLETTAMO made its statement about the plan to close down BOTANIA, the University of Eastern Finland botanical gardens.
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FULL-SERVICE PUSHCART

OLETTAMO participated in the OLOHUONE 306.4 km2 urban art happening on 2-3 June 2011 in Turku with a performance that spoke out about the efficiency demands governing the market economy, the accompanying frenzy, disregard for people and its appalling treatment of them.

Our pushcart made the rounds of downtown Turku and we recorded people’s feelings about their well-being. We asked them to express their views of the current situation and offered them precise solutions to their problems: a handkerchief, a band-aid, a vomit bag, a kidney bowl …
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EMBROIDERED LOVE SONGS

The theme of the KUOPIO ANTI Contemporary Art Festival was words, text and writing. OLETTAMO’s contribution to the happening was a five-day slow writing event at Restaurant Sampo 29 September – 3 October 2010.

Together with the customers OLETTAMO embroidered love songs on tablecloths which were then used by the restaurant. The event was accompanied by a karaoke of love songs.
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A RESPECTABLE CITIZEN – MEASURING THE NORMS

OLETTAMO was perplexed by the hysterical need of contemporary society to standardize people’s outward appearance and thoughts. What shapes and measurements do we have to fit in order to be respectable citizens? We organized a public measurement event at the Iso Myy shopping mall in Joensuu on 12 May 2007.

Throughout the performance participants were measured, assessed and weighed in all possible ways. The measurements were performed by a group comprised of a narsinomist, vistologist, parsologist, metronomist and a fudulogist.

 

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