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New destinies for Expedition to the Total Eclipse -show?

After nice finissage happening in Kiasma and URSA observatory, the summer has been quite silent for the Eclipse related expedition activities. The show in Kiasma Mediatheque closed after 3 months in the beginning of June and the works are now being stored for the new show. The estimation of the visitors for the show is 7000, and the eclipse happening had some 25 participants. Thank you for the public and for all the collaborators and supporters!

Capsula´s second expedition is being prepared during the summer months and will be announced as an open call in the next days. This time the expeditioners will be chosen through an open call for artists in Finland and Estonia, and will be part of Finnish Turku, the European Capital of Culture 2011 -activities. More about the open call and the subject of the next expedition within the next days in

Parallely the second expedition preparations, the Eclipse show is looking for a new venues to be exhibited, if you / your institution are interested, please contact with Capsula! Also talks by curator and the artists about the experience and results can be organized within festivals, seminars and other events. Small portfolio about the exhibition.


Spaceship Earth -seminar in Pixelache-festival

Novosibirsk Zoo minitrain rail into the woodsPIXELACHE09 presents: Sat 4th April

– Spaceship Earth -Art, Science & Ecology -seminar- in Finland / Helsinki / Lasipalatsi


12:00-13:00 Ulla Taipale (FI/ES): Capsula / Expedition to the Total Eclipse

13:00-14:00 Terike Haapoja (FI): On art, environmental ethics and technology

14:00-15:00 Anu Osva (FI): Ars Bioarctica / 80+1 Kilpisjärvi Climate Change

15:00-16:00 Climate Hack / Pachube / Helsingin Energia: work in progress

16:00-17:00 Tapio Mäkelä (FI): Ecolocatedness: Art and Science Practice as Situated Information Design

The discussions are moderated by artist Terike Haapoja (FI) and Pixelache programme director Juha Huuskonen (FI).

Festival visitors are welcome to visit URSA astronomical observatory in Kaivopuisto Park to observe the starry sky or/and solar phenomena.


2-5 April, 21-23 pm Star viewing (depending on the weather conditions)

Sat 4 April 21-23 pm Star viewing (garantised, in any weather conditions)

Sun 5 April 13-15 pm Sun viewing (if the sky is clear)

If you want to confirm the session in advance, call to 09 653 505.

Premiere in Kiasma, Helsinki

The first venue to exhibit the works resulting from the first expedition has been confirmed. The show “Expedition to the total eclipse” will be opened on the 6th March in Kiasma, Helsinki. Ulla will stay in Suomenlinna fortress island as HIAP resident during february to work close to the venue and Pixelache09 organisation. The exhibition is a part of the Pixelache09 Festival and will be open until 7th June, 2009.

Agnes Meyer-Brandis

Photo: Agnes Meyer-Brandis