Calendar | 01/09/2018

Lauttasaari Day at the Manor

The doors of Lauttasaari Manor will be open during the annual Lauttasaari street party on Saturday, 1 September, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. You are warmly welcome to join us for a concert by the sound-art project Band of Weeds, to take a peek inside the Manor, to visit Café Puhuri, and to take a closer look at Lahopuutarha (Decayed Garden), an artwork acquired for the Manor's garden.
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2018

01/9

Time and place: Thursday, 1 September, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Lauttasaari Manor (Otavantie 10)

The doors of Lauttasaari Manor will be open during the annual Lauttasaari street party on Saturday, 1 September.

The sound-art project Band of Weeds will take the stage together with endangered arctic plant species threatened by global warming. On view at the Puhuri art and science café in the Manor’s courtyard is the Immigrant Garden exhibition by Kalle Hamm, the artist behind Band of Weeds. Together with Dzamil Kamanger Hamm has compiled stories explaining the journeys made by invasive species from different continents all the way to Finland. In a break with normal opening hours, the café will be open on Saturday, 1 September.

You can take a closer look at the manor by participating in a guided tour by Conservator Tiina Sonninen (in Finnish) and wander in the garden adorned with a group of works by artists Janne Nabb and Maria Teeri, called Lahopuutarha (Decayed Garden).

Programme on the Lauttasaari Day on Saturday, 1 September

16:00: Conservator Tiina Sonninen‘s guided tour (in Finnish, with pre-registration only)

17:00: Meet the artist Kalle Hamm at the Puhuri art and science café’s project room at the Red Villa featuring his Immigrant Garden exhibition

18:00: Conservator Tiina Sonninen‘s guided tour (in Finnish, with pre-registration only)

19:00: The sound-art project Band of Weeds’ live performance at the house across the yard

Kahvila Puhuri will open from noon to 8 p.m.

Band of Weeds

The Band of Weeds is initially a sound art project by artists Kalle Hamm and Dzamil Kamanger. It is a fictive band, where three weeds – common wormwood (Artemisia vulgaris), dooryard dock (Rumex longifolius) and creeping thistle (Cirsium arvense) – founded a band.

All the songs are based on sound material, which is recorded directly form those plants. The used recording method is developed by Jagadish Bose in India in the 20–30’s and in the Soviet Union in the 60–70’s by Ivan Gunar, who explored measuring techniques of electrophysiology of plants.

The sounds are modified and made into to songs by musicians Olli AarniLauri Ainala and Hermanni Keko.

The Band of Weeds questions plants as mute and senseless beings without any feelings, giving literally voice to their otherness. It also juxtaposes two narratives: history of Jimi Hendrix‘s Band of Gypsys and history of archaeophytes arrived in Finland.