Welcome to Father Frost against Putin III Festival in Helsinki
> >From 9th to 10th of January 2016 third Father Frost against
> Putin-festival will be organised in Helsinki. This is the first time
> when festival will last two whole days.
> Purpose of the festival is to create connections between Finnish and
> Russian grassroot activists, and it is also a way to spend Russian new
> year holidays.
> As in earlier years, various Russian grassroot initiatives will present
> themselves in festival. You should visit festival, if you are interested
> on what has happened in Russian anarchist, feminist and queer movements
> during year 2015.
> All festival events will be open to everyone. The festival is organized
> by Alusta anarchist federation (Helsinki local group A-ryhmä) and
> Anarchist Black Cross of Helsinki.
> The festival organizers promise free meals to every visitor from abroad
> during the two festival days. Vegan foodwill be provided so it is
> suitable for as many people as possible.
> For additional information, contact email@example.com.
> Festival begins 11 AM on Saturday 9th of January.
> Excerpts from program, full program will be published later:
> Maria Godovannaya “Motherhood and Art Practice: the gender balance of roles”
> Motherhood completely reverses time and space of artists-mothers
> transforming theirart-making strategies and techniques. After a
> childbirth a female-artist immerses herself into maternal practices
> displacing her artistic activities for a while. But for “thetrue female
> artist” art returns to her life and artistic practices start to co-exist
> with maternal practices, although in modified forms. The main questions
> of my research: how the balance of gender roles is achieved by Russian
> artists-mothers? what kind of combined practices they use? what happens
> with professional careers of female artists when they become mothers?
> how time and space of their art-making transforms under “pressure” of
> motherhood? do they reflect their maternal experiences in art?
> «The Displaced»: a performance by Masha Godovannaya and Polina Zaskavskaya
> Post-feminist program is often excluded from the public space, silenced
> and appropriated by discourse fo the power. «The Displaced» is using
> voice-performative gesture to occupy space, to move the interpretative
> framework, taking observer to a post-feminist context where questions of
> authority, economic and social hierarchies, alienated work, art
> production, inter-personal relations and collective experiences are
> being formulated…
> Lyonya Gegen: Neo-nazis and nationalists of Sankt-Peterburg
> Once mighty far-right of Sankt-Petersburg is currently completely
> disorganised. Year 2015 was the first time, when it failed to organise
> main annual nationalist event, “Russian march” which once gathered
> hundreds of participators. This presentation looks back to development
> of the far-right in Sankt-Petersburg during this millenium, and how it
> eventually collapsed.
> 10 PM — 4 AM, a concert in Kupoli (Mannerheimintie 5 b 7th floor)
> With singer-songwriter Stas Pochobut from Belarus and other performers.
> On sunday 10th of January, program begins 12 PM and ends 9 PM. Details
> will be announced later.
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