As you all know, we had our opening party at Porvoonkadun Baari. Fantastic fantastic place and even more fantastic staff!!!
We had cakes, bowls of chips, some lovely cheese, fruit piled up and half the bar reserved for us. Most people started turning up at about 7pm and joining in. Around 7.30 pm, the producers of MCD i.e. Pauliina, Satu and Kavita spoke about the project, their motivations to do it, their experiences and what the future could be for the project. After that, everyone- artists and friends- shared their stories and dreams about the pieces and the project. Everyone got to meet and mingle, and the party progressed onto the end of the night.
MCD will be continuing and anyone is free to participate. We are, now, accepting concepts and sketches of what could go onto these temporary surfaces. When we have a wall and have sorted the formalities, we can continue dreaming…
Assisted by Susanna Honkasalo & Satu Kettunen.
There is a gathering going on in the city. Creatures who roam mysteriously amongst us, are here now, revealing themselves. From the depths of the sea to the height of the mountains, these friendly Gate Keepers say ‘Hello’ to all.
Let your imagination rule as you walk through the familiar streets of Helsinki.
Nimita Rathod & Rit Mishra
Assisted by Kavita Gonsalves.
Tribute to life, love and creativity…. and to the fashion divas of yesteryears.
Assisted by Anusha Iyer & Julius Tuomisto.
Throughout their existence, humans have had many diverse beliefs on the structure of the World. The Earth is held by a goddess, or three elephants, a turtle etc. This work is a fantasy, reflecting the World today. If we didn’t know the Earth was spherical and just a part of the Sollar System, maybe this is how we would see it.
Assisted by Aki Honkasalo and Marissa Jalasvirta.
For me it’s kinda a closure to this project. I made my first work to a wall, that was torn apart. So, I decided to make a new one. It has got totally new set of pics, mainly of the other works in the MCD-project.
8 p.m. is the time it gets dark in Helsinki this time of the year. That is when people start to get ready for the night, dreaming their multicoloured dreams.
Ying Yang Summer
Assisted by Anusha Iyer & Julius Tuomisto
This work is a reflection of my sunny and colorful crazy summer. Life only reaches harmony when you add a sip of chaos and spoon of spontaneousness to it. That is what the ying-yang shape in crazy colors symbolizes.
We don’t have enuff rainbows
Assisted by Elina Busmane and Nadja Travina.
It is a tribute to the notion of human rights: particularly, the right to happiness…for the LGBT movement, Roma people, the tribals of India…all those ostracised and marginalised…
Assisted by Petteri Enroth
Noora Aaltonen, Elina Tenho & Inari Virkkala
Assisted by Karoliina Hartiala, Ville Karhu and Mikaela Neuvo.
We are bringing a slice of bamboo forest to Helsinki, to add some color and sunshine, but mostly to remind about the ecosystems in the other parts of the world, which is being jeopardized by industrialised living. The painting has two aims: to highlight our project of building a youth center in Cambodia and to present a prototype of the youth centre’s wall facade. However, it was important to us that the artwork process was enjoyable; it managed to wonderfully involve the participation from people from the street.
Sanna Turunen & Outi Kallio