Students strewed and smeared walls in public swimming hall!

Story: Mari Ljokkoi

Pää edellä art exhibition
Pyynikki indoor swimming pool
Vernissage Fri 12.2.2010 15-17
Exhibition open until 17.4.2010 Wed-Fri 13 - 17, also during theatre shows
Free admission

The first year fine art students in Tampere university of applied sciences (TAMK) are taking part on a cultural project held by local theater group called Teatteri Siperia. The project takes place on an empty swimming hall that is waiting to be renovated. Named Pää edellä (Head First) the project includes a theater play, an art exhibition and discussion series about youth.

The art exhibition is a vast combination of different  entries from professional artists, art and media students and teenagers and children from art clubs. TAMK students have been working in the dressing techniques rooms and the shower and sauna department. After their six weeks of intensive work the labyrinth-like space has turned into a unique atmosphere with viewpoints to youth, identity and space.

Amor´s bad hair day, Action men in love, tits thrown on shoulders and plants penetrating the floors and walls. These are just a few examples of things you might see in the exhibition which challenges the visitor to take a step from just viewing to really experiencing the works. Would you like to crawl through a fridge to a secret garden or sit in the sauna with a man from past and rebellious swimsuits?