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Friday 05/03/13 12PM-5:30PM


233 Mott Street
New York, NY 10012 Directions


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Anni Puolakka and Jenna Sutela, with K.I. Kinnunen and the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, Nearness, IDEAS CITY, 2013

Nearness is a networking event between a group of actors:

–Anyone and anything that happens to be around
–A projector campfire and a meeting room camp
–Rune songs and presentation lingo

A performative lecture and a set of interconnecting gowns link the attendants to each other and their surroundings.

The event is hosted by designers/artists Anni Puolakka and Jenna Sutela, in collaboration with fashion designer K.I. Kinnunen and by the invitation of the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York. Their take on networking is an immediate and material one, minimizing premeditation and endorsing chance.

There will be 3 ninety minute events beginning at 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.

Each performance will fit about twenty. Sign up and read more at

Categories: Performance
Participating Organizations: Finnish Cultural Institute in New York

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