Tellervo Kalleinen is a visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. She graduated as MFA from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2003. She works with video, performance, intervention and events. Most of her works are participatory and based on creative collaboration.
Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen is from Dresden in Eastern Germany. He graduated from the Art Academy of Hamburg in 2000. He has also studied at the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts MHI 1996–97 and the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts 1998–99.
The artist duo started working together in 2003. Their projects often take the form of video installations, films and happenings or events in creative collaboration with participants. Kalleinen and Kochta-Kalleinen have participated in exhibitions around the world, including Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria (2010), MoMA P.S.1 in New York (2008), Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2010) and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki (2014). Kalleinen and Kochta-Kalleinen won the prestigious Ars Fennica Award in 2014.
Archipelago Science Fiction
Archipelago Science Fiction, 2011
duration 24:55 min
Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen
in collaboration with Henrik Anderssonin
Animation: Antonia Ringbom
The Turku archipelago on the Baltic Sea provide the framework for four sci-fi scenarios. The islanders themselves perform the hilarious and sometimes chilling episodes, which base on their own fears and hopes of how the area will develop.