Centrifugal Participants

Sezgin Boynik is a sociologist currently working in Istanbul on a book on punk and underground movement in Turkey in the late 80s and 90s. Previously he has worked on the Situationist International. With Minna Henriksson his ongoing project is on contemporary art and nationalism.

Taru Elfving is a curator and writer, based in London and Finland, currently doing research on contemporary video installation, the space of address and the viewer as witness, at Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths College. Her curatorial practice focuses on critical encounters.

Kalle Hamm in an artist based in Helsinki, whose work examines cultural encounters and their impacts both in historical and contemporary contexts. See e.g. http://www.spicetrade.org and http://www.afaryan.org

Minna Henriksson is an artist working broadly in the art field. Her artistic work is based on social research. In the recent years she has been working a lot in the South-East Europe.

Nicole Hewitt is an artist and researcher who lives and works in Zagreb and London. Her recent works are films concerned with the rehearsal, performance and recitation of self as manifested in the Ballroom dancing schools of Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro. She teaches at the Department of Animation and New Media, at the Art Academy of Zagreb and organises many workshops, events and exhibitions in Croatia ( Protokol 1- 5, Tip 1-3, ).

Daniel Jewesbury is an artist and writer, and works as a researcher in digital cultures at the Centre for Media Research, University of Ulster. He is currently making a new film about the fragility of memory and biography.

Otto Karvonen is an artist based in Helsinki. His work consists mainly of temporary performative actions and sculptural installations that are situated in public space. He runs a window gallery Alkovi as well as teaches at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki.

Susan Kelly is an artist and writer based in London. Her work is concerned with the relationship between art, rhetoric and the micro-political and has been included in exhibitions at the NCCA, St. Petersburg; the Prague Biennial; Mercer Union, Toronto; The Lenin Museum, Finland; Art in General and LMCC, New York; Krasnoyarsk Museum Siberia; pm Gallery Zagreb. She has published articles in Public Culture, the Journal of Visual Cultures, Chto Delat?, re-public art.net. She is a graduate of the Whitney ISP NY, and and is currently a lecturer in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, London

Aisling O’Beirn is a Belfast-based artist, whose recent work is derived from a research into various informal accounts of place, e.g. urban myths, anecdotes, place nicknames, etc. See http://www.aislingobeirn.com for previous work.

Platforma 981 is a non-profit organization based in Zagreb. Platforma 981 focuses on social and economic changes that occur as a result of Croatia’s efforts to enter the European Union and changes that affect the architecture and urbanism.

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