Case Pyhäjoki – Artistic reflections on nuclear influence

1 — 11 Aug 2013

Pyhäjoki, Finland

This trans-disciplinary expedition and production workshop took place in Pyhäjoki, Northern Finland, where the sixth nuclear power plant (NPP) in the country was planned to be built.

Participants in Case Pyhäjoki were artists, researchers and activists. The programme consisted of lectures, meeting local people and expeditions of different kinds to get to know the area; nuclear power as a phenomenon, and what the power plant means to people. Topics included: the role of artists related to the changes in the area and beyond, developing methods of creative work in a complex and contested place of social tragedy and distress, and communicating this to wider networks.

Initiator, artistic director, executive producer: Mari Keski-Korsu

With collaborators: Andrew Gryf Paterson (Pixelache), Antye Greie-Ripatti (Hai Art)

supporting partners: the Finnish Society of Bioart and Pro Hanhikivi

photo: DIY Geiger Counter by Erich Berger and Martin Howse for Case Pyhäjoki