With the last month of the 58th Venice Biennale in full swing, we invite you to join us in celebrating A Greater Miracle of Perception: The Helsinki Iteration by the Miracle Workers Collective on 26 November.
A Greater Miracle of Perception: The Helsinki Iteration is the fourth and the last unfoldment in a series of public events developed by the Miracle Workers Collective for the Land Pavilion, an anational intervention on the Pavilion of Finland’s site at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.
The event proudly showcases the Finnish premiere of the Miracle Workers Collective’s film The Killing of Čáhcerávga, produced for and presented at the 2019 Venice Biennale. The Killing of Čáhcerávga is a collision of five different stories that, together, tell a disjointed, communal narrative. Employing a call-and-response strategy, the film expresses a politicised dialogue around indigeneity, movement, and migration in contemporary Europe.
We are additionally honoured to present the Finnish premiere of One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk, a film by the Isuma artist collective, which was commissioned for the Canadian Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2019. The film recreates an encounter that took place in Baffin Island in April 1961 when one family was ordered to move of the land. Isuma illuminates the consequences of Canada’s relocation of Inuit in the 1950’s and 60’s in order to reclaim history today and imagine a different future.
Copies of the publication A Greater Miracle of Perception will be available. Published by Archive Books and Frame Contemporary art Finland, the book brings together poems, essays, unsolved questions, conversations and illustrations by the Miracle Workers Collective, Asher Gamedze, Eeva-Kristiina Harlin, Aslak Holmberg, Niillas Holmberg, and David Muñoz Alcántara.
The Helsinki Iteration is a collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Finnland.
The event is free and open to the public.
Do to limited space available, please RSVP by 20 November at https://forms.gle/uZAnc6m837RwANKy8.
The Miracle Workers Collective presents: A Greater Miracle of Perception: The Helsinki Iteration
Tuesday 26 November 2019
(Eerikinkatu 15, Helsinki)
The Miracle Workers Collective is formed and informed by a transdisciplinary and anational community, sharing and developing an ecology of practices within the framework of the 58th Venice Biennale. Our proposition underlines a critical engagement with collectivity and practices that articulate notions of the miracle as poetic vehicles from which to expand what can be perceived, experienced, done, and imagined. Drawing upon Esiaba Irobi’s reflections of the miracle as “a trope of spiritual and political resistance” and as “an act of community,” our approach connotes a disciplinary disobedience to emphasise the constant questioning of perception as a political act.
Miracle Workers Collective Venice Iteration at the opening week of 58th Venice Biennale. Picture: Petri Summanen