DOCUMENTARY
HEALING HERITAGES

GUNIS -Indian Adivasi (tribal) Healers
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I travelled couple of months in India with the Katajamäki Healing Heritages project (2012-13) documenting the adivasi life, and particularly their traditional healers - "gunis"as they are called in Rajasthan area. Adivasi are the indigenous tribes of India. We visited for example Hasala and Vasava communities and many others. The adivasi are struggling to maintain their traditional livelihoods and rights to their lands.

OTHER DOCUMENTARY PROJECTS

ROLE:VIDEO EDITING

Kohtaus kadulla (2013)
Operaperformance

Director: Pasi Lyytikäinen

ROLE:AUDIO RECORDING

Others are We (2016)

Director: Kimmo Kari

Document was commissioned for I and Refugee - series of documents in Finland.

CULTURAL CONCEPT DESIGN

GOLD DIGGERS

Dismantling & metal-extraction workshop for Pixelache 2014.
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Recycling event at Cable factory (Kierrätystehdas) 26.4.2014

Concept: Mia Makela (Delegaatio)
Teacher: Albert Laine in co-operation with Trashlab/Pixelache and Eetti

Gold digging could be a way to earn some income. It could also be development work. Instead of leaving electronic trash on a derive to the global south, we can dismantle it here. At the ‘Gold diggers’ workshop participants mined old computers in search of valuable metals.
The workshop programme included an introduction to the techniques of dismantling and metal-extraction by Albert Laine, videomaterial related to e-waste and documentation from a field trip to Kuusakoski recycling center and discussion with Anna Härri from Eetti who talked about the electronic trash in faraway waste lands at 14:30.

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Night of the Beamers is a night full of projections on the surfaces of Helsinki. Everyone can participate from their own home: join us with your own video projections, shadow theatre or a rhythmic light show. All you need is a video or slide projector, your own personal magic lantern or even a flashlight. Project on the streets, to the wall of a house, trees in the park or your own window. You can even use a moving vehicle. You may also do it inside and invite an audience. Remember to be cautious. Do not reflect any light directly through your neighbor’s window and remember not to play sounds too loud!

CURATOR / EVENT PRODUCTION / ORGANISING

PUBLIC.BCN


Platform/label for the promotion of live audiovisual currents 2005-2007

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CURATOR / RADIO ACTIVITIES

FEMMEF
RADIOPROGRAMME for promotion of female electronic music at RADIOPACA,
a feminist radio station in Barcelona 2006.

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Mia Makela launched Public platform in 2005 for the promotion of live audiovisual currents in the form of events and workshops in Barcelona.


CURATOR / EVENT PRODUCTION / ORGANISING

WOOSHI WOOSHI


Electronic Avalanche festival 2003

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Mia Makela launched Wooshi Wooshi for the promotion of female electronic currents in the form of events, workshops and cds/dvds. Wooshiwooshi event was organised in Barcelona in June 2003 during SONAR festival.


Artists like Eva Casal (de) , Irradiation (at), Honeychild (US), Jane D'Arensbourg (us), Caro Snatch (uk), Mortenson (es), MC's Tahani Nadim (at) vs Parangari Cuturi aka Anne-Marie Schleiner (us), Izu (es/fr) and TOOT (aut/es) gave performance during the 2 days. La Serilla associacion cultural offered their gallery on calle Ferlandina for the event.
 

CONCEPT DESIGN / EVENT ORGANIZER
HACKER TECHNIQUES WORKSHOPS 1-3

Tactics, techniques and tools of hackers open up new possibilities for artists.
BARCELONA HANGAR 2001, BERLIN TRANSMEDIALE 2002, IMAL, BRYSSELS 2002

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Workshop participants were showed how to use a variety of hacker tools and  got an introduction to the philosophy behind them. A focus was placed on computer viruses. Participants were encou­raged to think of new ways of using viruses in a non-destructive manner.

CURATOR / CONCEPT / DESIGN
F-SCAPES SHOWCASE 1-2
Cyberfeminist working days @Digitales, Brussels 2000-2001

 

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F-SCAPES I presented cdroms made by female artists and was commissioned by Cyberfeminism working days in Brussels 2000.

F_SCAPES_II focused on video, especially realtime video environments.
A showcase of videoworks and patches from emerging female videoartists
and programmers around the world.