2084 in Helsiniki

2084 in Helsiniki

Vision Forum participates in “2084″ in Helsiniki.  2084 is an exhibition that takes place in the present and speculates on the role power will play in the future. We participate principally in the performance events that accompany the exhibition and that will be hosted in the gallery October 10 and 13.

The exhibition and events do not aim to provide answers but offers narratives on the various ways power is activated today and what could happen in the years to come. They draw inspiration from the book 1984 by George Orwell. The fictitious subject matter of the book was forward-thinking, and in many ways, it has become a reality; think of today’s use of surveillance cameras, algorithms and fake news. However, despite the dire tone of the story, notions of love and activism were also present as integral forms of power. From this foundation, the participating artists in 2084 explore power and the future through themes such as media control, social protest, as well as imagination and desire.

2084 is curated by Stockholm-based curator Anne Klontz who is a long time collaborator of Vision Forum’s.



01.10.2020 – 13.10.2020 at the Cable Factory,  Valssaamo, Helsinki

Performance dates:
Saturday, 10 October:

6 p.m.

Imaginary Spaces
Audiovisual performance with Paola Livorsi, Juho Laitinen, Marek Pluciennik, Juan de Dios Magdaleno, Viktor Toikkanen, Sampo Pyhälä.

7 p.m.
The Polar Night of Icy Darkness
Live cinema performance by Marek Pluciennik

Tuesday, 13 October:

7 p.m. 

The Power of Ontologies
Performance by Per Hüttner

8 p.m.

Performance by Carima Neusser

2084 Artists:
Rosamaria Bolom, Giorgio Convertito, Roberto Fusco, Per Hüttner, Nayab Ikram & Benji, Paola Livorsi & Juho Laitinen, Carima Neusser, Egle Oddo, Marek Pluciennik, Hans Rosentröm, Vidha Saumya, Timo Tuhkanen, Rita Vargas, Victor X. Hanan Benammar, Peter Brandt, Aurora Bratli Brunvoll, Liv Bugge, Tarje Eikanger Gullaksen, Synnøve G. Wetten, Elin Glærum Haugland, Sofie Hagen, Amelia Hawk, Marianne Heier, Ane Hjort Guttu, Saskia Holmkvist, Lotte Konow Lund, Kristine Knapstad, Søren Krag, Vilde von Krogh, Njål Lunde, Vibeke Luther O’Rourke, Araiz Mesanza, Gabrielle Paré, Martine Poppe, Pål Rees, Emilie de Rohan Birkeland, Line Skywalker Karlström, True Solvang Vevatne, Elise Storsveen, Linn Svensson, Ellen Synøve Holtskog, Johan Urban Bergquist, Magnus Vanebo.

Vision Forum is grateful to the Swedish Arts Grants Committee for supporting the artists’ travel, to Catalysti for organising everything, to Anne Klontz for inviting us and to the Nordic Culture Point for supporting the project’s research.