SCB2019_artists_Bands_Of_Weeds

THE Greenhouse Phenomenon

BAND OF WEEDS (FI)

Greenhouse Phenomenon

Band Of Weeds (FI)

Greenhouse Phenomenon

Band Of Weeds (FI)

Greenhouse Phenomenon

Band Of Weeds (FI)

Greenhouse Phenomenon

Band Of Weeds (FI)

The Greenhouse Phenomenon is a sound inquiry into the plants' pulse and life signals, made audible to the audience with the aim to show how much activity there is every weed. The Band of Weeds’ live sound performance will be presented at the Stavanger Art Museum during the SCB opening weekend (17-20th October). Afterwards, the work will be integrated in the form of a sound installation along the Mosvannet park during the whole biennial period.

The Greenhouse Phenomenon has been commissioned by Screen City Biennial and will be premiered during the upcoming edition Ecologies - lost, found and continued.

BIOGRAPHY

The Band of Weeds was founded in 2015. At first a conceptual band founded by Kalle Hamm and Dzamil Kamanger, in 2017 became a live band, releasing LPs and realising live acts. The first album - Other-Than-Human - was released in autumn 2017, and the EP Waiting for the Extinction :-( in spring 2019. The current members of the band are Olli Aarni, Lauri Ainala, Kalle Hamm, Hermanni Keko and the featuring plants - depending on the project. All the sound material is recorded from the plants using the method developed by the Soviet botanist Ivan Gunar. There are ionised liquids running inside the plant tissues and the changes in their electro-magnetic field can be converted to the sound range audible to the human ear.

Kalle Hamm was born in 1969 in Rauma, Finland. He graduated in Lahti Fine Art Institute 1994 and made his MA in the University of the Art and Industrial Design in Helsinki 2002. His works of art examine cultural encounters and their impacts both in historical and contemporary contexts. He participated in many national and international exhibitions, among them: 2015 Critical Mass Biennale, Sankt Petersburg, Russia; 2015 RECEPTION, Triennal of Participatory Art, Turku, Finland, 2016 Kochi Biennale (The Fruit is There To Be Eaten,coll. lat. progr.), Kochi, India; and 2017 Imagined Homes, 6th Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki, Greece. He got Finland Price in 2014. He has collaborated with Dzamil Kamanger since the year 1999.

Lauri Ainala is a Savonlinna (Finland) based writer, video and sound artist and musician. Ainala is best known as one of the key members of the mysterious experimental forest folk entity called Paavoharju, but he has also long career as a solo artist. In his works, he contemplates issues of general human existence through his own experience by using documentary and fiction in an inseparable tissue: a docufiction. His works have a recognisable character of self-taught DIY-mentality, rough and sudden humour in a state of romantic decadence with a strong supernatural feel to it. These same elements appear in his music, films and texts. Ainala is also a founding member of SLUT, Savonlinnan Uusi Taidemuseo (eng. New Art Museum of Savonlinna) and founder of esoteric group Savonlinnan palvojat (Savonlinna's Worshippers).

Olli Aarni (born 1988) is a musician and sound artist from Oulu, Finland working in Vantaa, Finland. His works range from minimalist composition and noise to field recordings and sound poetry, and they often deal with organicity or the lack of it. He holds a master's degree in linguistics and is mostly self-taught in the field of sound and music.
Aarni's work has been released in various formats such as cassette tapes, LPs, CDs and websites on four continents. He has performed at various events and festivals in Japan, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia and Finland. He has done artist residencies at the Elektronmusikstudion, Stockholm and the Q-O2, Brussels. He also co-hosts a monthly radio show focusing on experimental music and sound art.

Hermanni Keko (b. 1987) is a finnish artist working in the field of painting (BFA in painting) and sound and media (MA in Sound in new media). Keko has been exhibiting actively since 2011 in taking part in group and solo exhibitions. Currently Keko is working on his 4th painting solo exhibition, it will take place in Forum Box gallery in Helsinki. Keko will also be taking part in the Young artist 2019 exhibition in Kunsthalle Helsinki. Keko's sound work mostly revolves around computer music and he's part of the Helsinki Algorave group.

 

Greenhouse Phenomenon is a sound inquiry into the plants' pulse and life signals, made audible to the audience with the aim to show how much activity there is every weed. The Band of Weeds’ live sound performance will be presented at the Stavanger Art Museum during the SCB opening weekend (17-20th October). Afterwards, the work will be integrated in the form of a sound installation along the Mosvannet park during the whole biennial period. Greenhouse Phenomenon has been commissioned by Screen City Biennial and will be premiered during the upcoming edition Ecologies - lost, found and continued.

BIOGRAPHY

The Band of Weeds
was founded in 2015. At first a conceptual band founded by Kalle Hamm and Dzamil Kamanger, in 2017 became a live band, releasing LPs and realising live acts. The first album - Other-Than-Human - was released in autumn 2017, and the EP Waiting for the Extinction :-( in spring 2019. The current members of the band are Olli Aarni, Lauri Ainala, Kalle Hamm, Hermanni Keko and the featuring plants - depending on the project. All the sound material is recorded from the plants using the method developed by the Soviet botanist Ivan Gunar. There are ionised liquids running inside the plant tissues and the changes in their electro-magnetic field can be converted to the sound range audible to the human ear.

Kalle Hamm was born in 1969 in Rauma, Finland. He graduated in Lahti Fine Art Institute 1994 and made his MA in the University of the Art and Industrial Design in Helsinki 2002. His works of art examine cultural encounters and their impacts both in historical and contemporary contexts. He participated in many national and international exhibitions, among them: 2015 Critical Mass Biennale, Sankt Petersburg, Russia; 2015 RECEPTION, Triennal of Participatory Art, Turku, Finland, 2016 Kochi Biennale (The Fruit is There To Be Eaten,coll. lat. progr.), Kochi, India; and 2017 Imagined Homes, 6th Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki, Greece. He got Finland Price in 2014. He has collaborated with Dzamil Kamanger since the year 1999.

Lauri Ainala is a Savonlinna (Finland) based writer, video and sound artist and musician. Ainala is best known as one of the key members of the mysterious experimental forest folk entity called Paavoharju, but he has also long career as a solo artist. In his works, he contemplates issues of general human existence through his own experience by using documentary and fiction in an inseparable tissue: a docufiction. His works have a recognisable character of self-taught DIY-mentality, rough and sudden humour in a state of romantic decadence with a strong supernatural feel to it. These same elements appear in his music, films and texts. Ainala is also a founding member of SLUT, Savonlinnan Uusi Taidemuseo (eng. New Art Museum of Savonlinna) and founder of esoteric group Savonlinnan palvojat (Savonlinna's Worshippers).

Olli Aarni (born 1988) is a musician and sound artist from Oulu, Finland working in Vantaa, Finland. His works range from minimalist composition and noise to field recordings and sound poetry, and they often deal with organicity or the lack of it. He holds a master's degree in linguistics and is mostly self-taught in the field of sound and music.
Aarni's work has been released in various formats such as cassette tapes, LPs, CDs and websites on four continents. He has performed at various events and festivals in Japan, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia and Finland. He has done artist residencies at the Elektronmusikstudion, Stockholm and the Q-O2, Brussels. He also co-hosts a monthly radio show focusing on experimental music and sound art.

Hermanni Keko (b. 1987) is a finnish artist working in the field of painting (BFA in painting) and sound and media (MA in Sound in new media). Keko has been exhibiting actively since 2011 in taking part in group and solo exhibitions. Currently Keko is working on his 4th painting solo exhibition, it will take place in Forum Box gallery in Helsinki. Keko will also be taking part in the Young artist 2019 exhibition in Kunsthalle Helsinki. Keko's sound work mostly revolves around computer music and he's part of the Helsinki Algorave group.

 

Greenhouse Phenomenon is a sound inquiry into the plants' pulse and life signals, made audible to the audience with the aim to show how much activity there is every weed. The Band of Weeds’ live sound performance will be presented at the Stavanger Art Museum during the SCB opening weekend (17-20th October). Afterwards, the work will be integrated in the form of a sound installation along the Mosvannet park during the whole biennial period. Greenhouse Phenomenon has been commissioned by Screen City Biennial and will be premiered during the upcoming edition Ecologies - lost, found and continued.

BIOGRAPHY

The Band of Weeds
was founded in 2015. At first a conceptual band founded by Kalle Hamm and Dzamil Kamanger, in 2017 became a live band, releasing LPs and realising live acts. The first album - Other-Than-Human - was released in autumn 2017, and the EP Waiting for the Extinction :-( in spring 2019. The current members of the band are Olli Aarni, Lauri Ainala, Kalle Hamm, Hermanni Keko and the featuring plants - depending on the project. All the sound material is recorded from the plants using the method developed by the Soviet botanist Ivan Gunar. There are ionised liquids running inside the plant tissues and the changes in their electro-magnetic field can be converted to the sound range audible to the human ear.

Kalle Hamm was born in 1969 in Rauma, Finland. He graduated in Lahti Fine Art Institute 1994 and made his MA in the University of the Art and Industrial Design in Helsinki 2002. His works of art examine cultural encounters and their impacts both in historical and contemporary contexts. He participated in many national and international exhibitions, among them: 2015 Critical Mass Biennale, Sankt Petersburg, Russia; 2015 RECEPTION, Triennal of Participatory Art, Turku, Finland, 2016 Kochi Biennale (The Fruit is There To Be Eaten,coll. lat. progr.), Kochi, India; and 2017 Imagined Homes, 6th Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki, Greece. He got Finland Price in 2014. He has collaborated with Dzamil Kamanger since the year 1999.

Lauri Ainala is a Savonlinna (Finland) based writer, video and sound artist and musician. Ainala is best known as one of the key members of the mysterious experimental forest folk entity called Paavoharju, but he has also long career as a solo artist. In his works, he contemplates issues of general human existence through his own experience by using documentary and fiction in an inseparable tissue: a docufiction. His works have a recognisable character of self-taught DIY-mentality, rough and sudden humour in a state of romantic decadence with a strong supernatural feel to it. These same elements appear in his music, films and texts. Ainala is also a founding member of SLUT, Savonlinnan Uusi Taidemuseo (eng. New Art Museum of Savonlinna) and founder of esoteric group Savonlinnan palvojat (Savonlinna's Worshippers).

Olli Aarni (born 1988) is a musician and sound artist from Oulu, Finland working in Vantaa, Finland. His works range from minimalist composition and noise to field recordings and sound poetry, and they often deal with organicity or the lack of it. He holds a master's degree in linguistics and is mostly self-taught in the field of sound and music.
Aarni's work has been released in various formats such as cassette tapes, LPs, CDs and websites on four continents. He has performed at various events and festivals in Japan, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia and Finland. He has done artist residencies at the Elektronmusikstudion, Stockholm and the Q-O2, Brussels. He also co-hosts a monthly radio show focusing on experimental music and sound art.

Hermanni Keko (b. 1987) is a finnish artist working in the field of painting (BFA in painting) and sound and media (MA in Sound in new media). Keko has been exhibiting actively since 2011 in taking part in group and solo exhibitions. Currently Keko is working on his 4th painting solo exhibition, it will take place in Forum Box gallery in Helsinki. Keko will also be taking part in the Young artist 2019 exhibition in Kunsthalle Helsinki. Keko's sound work mostly revolves around computer music and he's part of the Helsinki Algorave group.

 

Greenhouse Phenomenon is a sound inquiry into the plants' pulse and life signals, made audible to the audience with the aim to show how much activity there is every weed. The Band of Weeds’ live sound performance will be presented at the Stavanger Art Museum during the SCB opening weekend (17-20th October). Afterwards, the work will be integrated in the form of a sound installation along the Mosvannet park during the whole biennial period. Greenhouse Phenomenon has been commissioned by Screen City Biennial and will be premiered during the upcoming edition Ecologies - lost, found and continued.

BIOGRAPHY

The Band of Weeds
was founded in 2015. At first a conceptual band founded by Kalle Hamm and Dzamil Kamanger, in 2017 became a live band, releasing LPs and realising live acts. The first album - Other-Than-Human - was released in autumn 2017, and the EP Waiting for the Extinction :-( in spring 2019. The current members of the band are Olli Aarni, Lauri Ainala, Kalle Hamm, Hermanni Keko and the featuring plants - depending on the project. All the sound material is recorded from the plants using the method developed by the Soviet botanist Ivan Gunar. There are ionised liquids running inside the plant tissues and the changes in their electro-magnetic field can be converted to the sound range audible to the human ear.

Kalle Hamm was born in 1969 in Rauma, Finland. He graduated in Lahti Fine Art Institute 1994 and made his MA in the University of the Art and Industrial Design in Helsinki 2002. His works of art examine cultural encounters and their impacts both in historical and contemporary contexts. He participated in many national and international exhibitions, among them: 2015 Critical Mass Biennale, Sankt Petersburg, Russia; 2015 RECEPTION, Triennal of Participatory Art, Turku, Finland, 2016 Kochi Biennale (The Fruit is There To Be Eaten,coll. lat. progr.), Kochi, India; and 2017 Imagined Homes, 6th Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki, Greece. He got Finland Price in 2014. He has collaborated with Dzamil Kamanger since the year 1999.

Lauri Ainala is a Savonlinna (Finland) based writer, video and sound artist and musician. Ainala is best known as one of the key members of the mysterious experimental forest folk entity called Paavoharju, but he has also long career as a solo artist. In his works, he contemplates issues of general human existence through his own experience by using documentary and fiction in an inseparable tissue: a docufiction. His works have a recognisable character of self-taught DIY-mentality, rough and sudden humour in a state of romantic decadence with a strong supernatural feel to it. These same elements appear in his music, films and texts. Ainala is also a founding member of SLUT, Savonlinnan Uusi Taidemuseo (eng. New Art Museum of Savonlinna) and founder of esoteric group Savonlinnan palvojat (Savonlinna's Worshippers).

Olli Aarni (born 1988) is a musician and sound artist from Oulu, Finland working in Vantaa, Finland. His works range from minimalist composition and noise to field recordings and sound poetry, and they often deal with organicity or the lack of it. He holds a master's degree in linguistics and is mostly self-taught in the field of sound and music.
Aarni's work has been released in various formats such as cassette tapes, LPs, CDs and websites on four continents. He has performed at various events and festivals in Japan, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia and Finland. He has done artist residencies at the Elektronmusikstudion, Stockholm and the Q-O2, Brussels. He also co-hosts a monthly radio show focusing on experimental music and sound art.

Hermanni Keko (b. 1987) is a finnish artist working in the field of painting (BFA in painting) and sound and media (MA in Sound in new media). Keko has been exhibiting actively since 2011 in taking part in group and solo exhibitions. Currently Keko is working on his 4th painting solo exhibition, it will take place in Forum Box gallery in Helsinki. Keko will also be taking part in the Young artist 2019 exhibition in Kunsthalle Helsinki. Keko's sound work mostly revolves around computer music and he's part of the Helsinki Algorave group. 

Greenhouse Phenomenon is a sound inquiry into the plants' pulse and life signals, made audible to the audience with the aim to show how much activity there is every weed. The Band of Weeds’ live sound performance will be presented at the Stavanger Art Museum during the SCB opening weekend (17-20th October). Afterwards, the work will be integrated in the form of a sound installation along the Mosvannet park during the whole biennial period. Greenhouse Phenomenon has been commissioned by Screen City Biennial and will be premiered during the upcoming edition Ecologies - lost, found and continued.

BIOGRAPHY

The Band of Weeds
was founded in 2015. At first a conceptual band founded by Kalle Hamm and Dzamil Kamanger, in 2017 became a live band, releasing LPs and realising live acts. The first album - Other-Than-Human - was released in autumn 2017, and the EP Waiting for the Extinction :-( in spring 2019. The current members of the band are Olli Aarni, Lauri Ainala, Kalle Hamm, Hermanni Keko and the featuring plants - depending on the project. All the sound material is recorded from the plants using the method developed by the Soviet botanist Ivan Gunar. There are ionised liquids running inside the plant tissues and the changes in their electro-magnetic field can be converted to the sound range audible to the human ear.

Kalle Hamm was born in 1969 in Rauma, Finland. He graduated in Lahti Fine Art Institute 1994 and made his MA in the University of the Art and Industrial Design in Helsinki 2002. His works of art examine cultural encounters and their impacts both in historical and contemporary contexts. He participated in many national and international exhibitions, among them: 2015 Critical Mass Biennale, Sankt Petersburg, Russia; 2015 RECEPTION, Triennal of Participatory Art, Turku, Finland, 2016 Kochi Biennale (The Fruit is There To Be Eaten,coll. lat. progr.), Kochi, India; and 2017 Imagined Homes, 6th Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki, Greece. He got Finland Price in 2014. He has collaborated with Dzamil Kamanger since the year 1999.

Lauri Ainala is a Savonlinna (Finland) based writer, video and sound artist and musician. Ainala is best known as one of the key members of the mysterious experimental forest folk entity called Paavoharju, but he has also long career as a solo artist. In his works, he contemplates issues of general human existence through his own experience by using documentary and fiction in an inseparable tissue: a docufiction. His works have a recognisable character of self-taught DIY-mentality, rough and sudden humour in a state of romantic decadence with a strong supernatural feel to it. These same elements appear in his music, films and texts. Ainala is also a founding member of SLUT, Savonlinnan Uusi Taidemuseo (eng. New Art Museum of Savonlinna) and founder of esoteric group Savonlinnan palvojat (Savonlinna's Worshippers).

Olli Aarni (born 1988) is a musician and sound artist from Oulu, Finland working in Vantaa, Finland. His works range from minimalist composition and noise to field recordings and sound poetry, and they often deal with organicity or the lack of it. He holds a master's degree in linguistics and is mostly self-taught in the field of sound and music.
Aarni's work has been released in various formats such as cassette tapes, LPs, CDs and websites on four continents. He has performed at various events and festivals in Japan, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia and Finland. He has done artist residencies at the Elektronmusikstudion, Stockholm and the Q-O2, Brussels. He also co-hosts a monthly radio show focusing on experimental music and sound art.

Hermanni Keko (b. 1987) is a finnish artist working in the field of painting (BFA in painting) and sound and media (MA in Sound in new media). Keko has been exhibiting actively since 2011 in taking part in group and solo exhibitions. Currently Keko is working on his 4th painting solo exhibition, it will take place in Forum Box gallery in Helsinki. Keko will also be taking part in the Young artist 2019 exhibition in Kunsthalle Helsinki. Keko's sound work mostly revolves around computer music and he's part of the Helsinki Algorave group.

 

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