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4 December 2008–14 December 2008

Sundbybergs Klagokör – Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen and Tellervo Kalleinen

Foto: Olof Glemme

Opening of the film with The Complaints Choir of Sundbyberg Thursday December 4, 5pm-8pm

The short film with The Complaints Choir of Sundbyberg is the last part of Marabou Park’s autumn with artists’ Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen and Tellervo Kalleinens Complaints Choirs project.

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About the Complaints Choirs…
From a conversation between the Finnish artists, Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen and Tellervo Kalleinen, sprang the ingenious idea of literally creating a complaints choir. In Finnish the expression “valituskuoro” denotes a mass of people complaining simultaneously. The idea was to bring people together who feel the need to complain in a choir where they jointly can sing their complaints out aloud. Since the Complaints Choir project was first launched in Birmingham in 2005 approximately 20 complaints choirs have assembled all over the world – from Bodö, Norway to Melbourne Australia. The interest from prospective choirs has been so massive that the artists have had to put out a manual on their website www.complaintschoir.org in order to help people organise new choirs. Marabou Park joins the worldwide movement and creates a local choir.

About the artists…
Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen (lives and works in Helsinki) and Tellervo Kalleinen (lives and works in Helsinki) have, along their individual practices, collaborated since 2003. Apart from the Complaints Choir project they’ve recently launched a project, “I Love My Job”, in Gothenburg where they invite people to make films about “nightmarish situations” that can occur in workplaces. Read more at www.mittjobb.org.