Distance Brussels-Istanbul – an artistic walking expedition through European Union started in October 2007 and ended august 2008. Practically speaking, two persons crossed land by foot – land that constitutes a complex union of different interests called Europe. The path started from the center, stretched to edges and finally beyond the frontier.

The experience of walking was used as a tool to deconstruct (at least our) illusions of today´s Europe. We wanted to discover a disparate speed of being and experiencing – in order to uncover and questioning the images created by the fast culture of consuming i.e. cheap flights, quick holidays, new communication and different identities – European and national – advertised in the media, political populist, etc.

The aim is to work simultaneously on political and aesthetic perceptions. Distance and discussion between the geopolitical center and the extreme of Europe Union are under our conscious research whereas the daily way of observing is literally down to earth: under, in and around our walking bodies.

"Walking" entails the epistemological wonder of being, at the same time maximally personal and minimally subjective, Walking is: meeting a landscape on its own terms (and so making it your own), as well as conquering it step-by-step with your whole body (and so experiencing it as it is). Walking determines not just the content [...], it also constitutes (the) form. Stylistically "walking" ensures maximal presence – it means that you are present in toto[...], that you don't hitch on the cheap with what you didn't imagine yourself[...]. – Eelco Runia, about walking in W. G. Sebald's novels.

At the moment the project is still going on, on after-work phase.

Latest news:

Download Vallankumous Kämmenellä Album

Download Vallankumous Kämmenellä Album from here: http://yleisradio.net/index.php/store and give your support directlly for the artist.

Vallankumous kämmenellä

Teemu Takatalon ensimmäinen pitkäsoitto Vallankumous kämmenellä on julkaistu. Levyjä myydään hyvin varustelluissa levykaupoissa ja niitä voi tilata suoraan kustantajalta.

The Gospel of the Enlightened Consumer screening in Helsinki

6th of October, The Gospel of the Enlightened Consumer @ Kaiku Gallery, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Kaikukatu 4, Helsinki, Finland. Organizer has not publish the time of screening yet. Follow the program of the event: http://www.skillsofeconomy.com/

Silakka kirja/Silakka book

Pelastusalus Silakka -kirja (toim. Juha Mehtäläinen, Tommi Taipale ja Teemu Takatalo) saatavilla: Tampere: Tulenkantajien kirjakauppa Hämeenpuisto 25; Helsinki: Mustan kanin kolo, Hämeentie 28, Rosebud kirjakaupat Kiasmassa tai Hämeentie 48. Tilaukset: Palladium kirjat – www.palladiumkirjat.fi tai suoraan Silakan miehistöltä This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ja This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Silakka -book available in Tampere: Tulenkantajien kirjakauppa Hämeenpuisto 25; in Helsinki: Mustan kanin kolo, Hämeentie 28, Rosebud book stores in Kiasma or Hämeentie 48. Mail orders: Palladium books – www.palladiumkirjat.fi or straight form Silakka crew This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Rescue Boat Baltic Herring book releace!

Long waited book Rescue Boat Baltic Herring will be published on 10th of September 8.30pm at Tulliklubi, Tampere Finland.