No Past Today

Goethe-Institut Finnland and project space Oksasenkatu11, 2010

No Past Today is conceived as a futuristic culture magazine tackling issues that workers in the art and culture field will be confronted with in 2020. Starting from interviews on the situation in Helsinki today, current questions and dynamics are projected into a future, offering a translocal perspective of the Finnish art scene. The work was inspired by the documentary Pour que la guerre s'achève, les murs devaient s'écrouter (1980) by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. In their film the directors portray a former industrial worker and political activist, who during years has written and distributed his own newspaper, in which he was reporting incidents in the factory, examining the general conditions and calling for a general strike.

Newspaper in Offset Print, 24 pages, 800 copies
Produced during a residency at HIAP, Helsinki
Supported by Goethe-Institut Finnland