keskiviikko 26. marraskuuta 2014


Mox Mäkelä

exhibitions and attendances in group exhibitions from 1978
independent adaptations which mox has constructed by individual way:

"Exhibiton of the back yard", Turku 1982 and 1982

Collaces, Häme-Gallery, Lahti 1983

"Ode for objects", installation and process", Joes-gallery, Turku 1984

"Madonna and manger", installation, Joes-gallery, Turku 1984

"Smithy", installation, "Grave" -action, Skjl's exhibition, Art-center of Voipaala 1984

Collaces, Kellari-Gallery, Helsinki 1984

"Slashes", entirety and action, Joes-gallery, Turku 1985

"Slashes 2", entirety and action, Vanhan gallery, Helsinki 1985

"Cloakroom", installation, Finnish Aino, Kangasniemi 1985

"Slashes: tsirp", entirety, Gallery Uusikuva, Kotka 1985

"Slide-mirror-roof", action, Performance-85, Helsinki's Art-hall 1985

"Dog", installation and action, Performance-85, Helsinki's Art-hall 1985

"ns. pr, ym." (so-called - public relations - etcetera), entirety, Gallery Pelin, Helsinki 1986

"Musca Domestica", entirety and actions, Galleria Harjukatu, Lahti 1986

"Swamp, Lahti", entirety, Lahti 1986

"Slide-mox" -outdoor-actions, Old Studenthouse, Helsinki 1986, 1987, 1988

"mox-cafe", entirety, Foto cafe Kestinlehto, Helsinki 1986

"Instant-mox: Icing 1", Young artist exhibition, Helsinki art-hall 1986

"Instant-mox: Knot", Art-Kuninkala, Järvenpää 1986 - Week-day-art - Foto-art, Suomenlinna

1986 – Peace-camp, Turku 1986 - Exhibition of Häme-area, Lahti 1986

"Lahti-slide-mox", slide-action and street-slide-night -action, Av-Biennal, Lahti 1986

"Instant-mox: Icing 2", Art-center Mältinranta, Tampere 1987

"39 steps slide-mox", street-slide-action, Helsinki 1987

"Instant-mox: Time", Young artists exhibition, Helsinki Art-hall 1987 - Gallery Harmony, Jyväskylä 1987,
Werkstattaustellungen, Münster, Germany 1989
Collages, Gallery Impressio, Helsinki 1987
"Time-mox", entirety, Old Studenthouse Gallery, Helsinki 1978
"Time-mox 2", entirety, Gallery Harmony, Jyväskylä 1987
"mox-roadside pictures”, Lahti 1978 - Helsinki 1988
"mox-toalet", slide-action and leaflets, Old Studenthouse, Helsinki 1988
"Time-mox 3, Nordland, Copenhagen, Denmark 1988
"Screw-theme 1", entirety, Bellarte, Turku 1988 - Gallery Uusikuva, Kotka 1988 – Artmuseum of Kuopio 1988 -
Gallery Kluuvi, Helsinki 1988 - Artmuseum of Joensuu 1988 – Av-biennal, Lahti 1989 - Av-art biennal Arnheim, Holland 1989
"Screw-theme 2", installation, Megapaja, Helsinki 1988
"Person to Kilo", action and entirety, Kilo, Espoo 1988
Collages, Pukkilan Koivulinna -gallery, Pukkila 1989
"Time-mox 4", Werkstattaustellungen, Münster, Germany 1989
"Clock wise", installation, Art museum of Pori 1989
"A4 and operations for bookkeeping", Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki 1989 - Gallery Harjukatu, Lahti 1989
"Mail-project: milk+process", Ex-dairy, Tuusniemi 1989
"moxzoo", entirety in townarea, Helsinki Festival 1989
"Mail-project: milk+procress and the coming of the clinic", Gallery Kluuvi, Helsinki 1989 - Art-museum of
Etelä-Karjala, Lappeenranta 1990 - Alvar Aalto -museum, Jyväskylä 1991
"moxzoo and the bookkeeping" Zoological museum, Helsinki 1990
"Do by yourself", action for public, Helsinki art-hall 1990
"mox", Brim of art, Finnish television, Yle 1989-1990
"Clinic", entirety, Kajaani art-hall and a town-area 1990
Sound work 1 and 2”, Festival of radio art (Fira), Spain 
"Clinic: cor", installation and an action for public, Tallin arthouse, Estonia 1991
"Clinic: caput", entirety in newspaper, Iltalehti 9.3.1991
"Living of a clinic, installation, Helsinki art-hall 1991
"A Clinic 1989-1991", Pori art museum 1991
Clinic:caput”, action for public, Pori art museum 1991 - Domus reading-room, Helsinki 1991 - shoosed anonymos 1991
"Clinic", Gallery Anhava, Helsinki 1991
"Erect-earthind for mediacaput", action, Alajärvi 1991
"Wood-caput and medicalbook on to cellar roof", process and watch, Nastola 1991
"Clinic", Nokia Arthouse 1992
"Caput piscis", installation in river, Salon of Maila Talvio, Kindom Hartola 1992
"Circulatio", project in railway, realization 1, trains and stations, Finland 1992
"Caput", archive-collection, Rantagalleria, Oulu 1992
"Clinic and Circulatio", entirety, Norrsken, Göteborg art-museum, Sweden 1992
"Circulatio", publication: isbn 951-578-120-5, Like 1992 circulatio
"Circulatio", project in railway, realization 2, trains, Finland 1992-1993 hs 19.6.1992
"Circulatio", piece from archive, Tampere Modern art museum 1992-1993
"Circulatio: vika", installation and action, Finland, Finnish Fotoart-museum, Helsinki 1993 - Joensuu art museum 1994
 - Milano, Italy 1994
"meta matka", action, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia 1994
"meta matka", entirety and actions, Helsinki art museum 1994-1995 meta matka book
"meta matka", short film, Finnish television, Yle 1995
"meta matka", piece from archive, r-evolution, internet 1995
Minimal action for public”, Gallery Anhava (Comp i box), installation, Helsinki 1996
"Ha! pax", Hapax, Titanic-gallery, Turku 1996
"Caput", archive-collection, Kiasma, Helsinki 1999-2000
"idiot ibidem" -theme 1995 >
"idiot ibidem", installation collection, text, film-diary, sound-diary and music adaptation, Suomenlinna, Rantakasarmin galleria, Helsinki 2003 gallery etc.
"etc. A.D.", installation, Helsinki railwaystation 2003-2004
"a wing from earth" - "under a wing", installation and action of passer-by's , Helsinki railwaystation 2004 - 2005
"Invisible pictures of non-existent things", soundwork, Radio Yle 1 2005
"Kind of a sequel" (The epilogue of "Invisible pictures of non-exixtent things"), stage application like a lecture for one
actress (Maria Heiskanen), "Strance pictures" -seminar, Pori
"Human x - human and x", theme adaptation from a archives collection, Oulu Art museum 2006 - 2007
Shepherd's bank”, theme: nature and human nature 2007-->  Shepherd's Bank forum
netmox”, The ”idiot ibidem”-themes, adaptation in internet    2009 - 2015
Shepherd's Bank”, parts from the theme, The Maritime museum of Finland and museum area, Kotka 2009
meta matka12 short films from russian theme, internet 2010 one tidbit
Shepherd's bank, short film document series, internet 2010 taster
Ampiaisen Tori short film project, finnish version, internet 2010 -->   
Story Ambient short film project, english version, internet 2010 -->  
"Yön Vuoro", sound work, Finnish Radio Yle1, 2013 helsingin sanomat
Night Ship”, work process 2012 -->
"Meteromites", short film, Zeitgeist Exhibition, SOMArts Cultural Center Gallery, San Francisco 2013
Night Ship” in internet (Shepherd's Bank -theme) 2014 > Night Ship 
Night Shift, short story, Best European Fiction 2014 / Dalkey Archive Press gorse & independent

"Night Ship", reflector mosaic construction here
"Night Ship - "a weep and the spell", short film trailer
"Sailor", the street dance action & reflector costume, with dancer Rasmus Leppänen, Kotka 2014  sailor action
"Sailor", short film 2014 sailor short film
"Idiot Ibidem", new internet version 2014 idiot ibidem "A Kind Of", short film, Canada International Film Festival, Rising Star Award winner / Experimental Film Competition 2015 A Kind of - trailer
"Mermaid's Vomit box next life" - houses for birds, private nature Reserve "Turkkilo", Hamina (procress 2014-2015) trailer 
"Night Ship next life" - hotel for without fuel travellers, procress 2015 ->
Friday Harbor Film Festival 2015 friday harbor
Pune Short Film Festival, India 2015
Voices from the Waters, Brazil 2015
"Series - ecological short films", AVANTFILM -festival Karlstad, Sweden 2015 avantfilm 2015
Goa Short Film Festival 2015
"Hospitality", multi-channel fictional part from "idiot ibidem" -theme, project 2015 -> 
Finow Film Festival, Germany 2016
TMC London, United Kingdom 2016
Blackbird Film Festival, USA 2016
Sheffield Fringe, United Kingdom 2016 
39 th Elche International Independent Film Festival, Spain 2016
High Coast International Film festival, Sweden 2016
Uppåt Väggen, Lunds Konsthall, Sweden 2016
"Dream", project (part of Shepherd's Bank) 2017 -->
Novella Showcase TV Program/Web-series, USA 2017
Tapas Film Festival, India 2017 
Acces Code Film Festival, India 2017
Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival (semi-final), Moscow 2017
Small Axe / Tolpuddle Radical Short Film Festival (final), Tolpuddle, UK 2017 
Elevation Indie Film Awards (winner - "Award of Merit"), Dublin 2017
Savonlinna International Nature Film Festival, forest screening, Finland 2017
Green Vision, XXII International environmental film festival, Saint-Petersburg, Russia 2017


other themes by mox mäkelä : 

Story Ambient

Shepherd's Bank




  Look at on badge x on forehead of a negative face and calculate slowly to 38, 
then close your eyes and wait restfully.
 Count Grishka in reflection.


Invisible pictures of non-existent things


Many different events… …I can’t even remember it all, but let’s start when I was traveling with my "circulatio" project on the iron rails from Helsinki to St. Petersburg… by train that is. The year was 1993. St. Petersburg was drawing me to itself. It had something to tell me.

For almost two years that great, dark city of white nights flowed past me and around me, and I collected those things which moved me. I was working ion something that I named a “meta matka" (meta = meta-terms such as metamorphosis, metaphysics, metal and matka in Russian language: mother, womb, queen bee, in Finnish language : journey).”


I returned to Finland, perhaps knowing that everything was just beginning. I met him—Grishka. A book opened, many books opened, and that specter from the meanderings of history was upon me. Grishka, Grishka… …and I tried my best.
Let's go see; I will show you! First I will abridge everything here at the beginning; I’ll squeeze a planet into a mustard-seed-sized prologue.

Grishka, count, patron, publisher, composer, was born in St. Petersburg, lived a relatively short live... and died. A certain notable line was extinguished, disappeared, and the whole story of Grishka disappeared. Grishka, heir to an enormous fortune, was the central figure of all kinds of intrigues and the target of much abuse, but he was a soft person. A circle developed around him. He wanted to promote projects, convey experiences, serve and support, so many made the pilgrimage to his presence, a colorful crowd indeed. There was the nobility, the thirsty, authors great and small, charmed luminaries and ghostly figures.
The general grandeur and atmosphere of ridicule directed at Grishka together wove a grotesque golden fabric. He was ridiculed by those who were closest to him and those who saw it all from afar.

The state of Grishka’s health varied; his sickness, St. Vitus' dance, sent him into convulsions, giving a ready choreography for the ridicule. On the banks of the Neva, in Grishka’s Polystrovo palace, which the Petersburgians called “the Roadhouse,” events and time flowed past.

I found Grishka’s compositions, seven in all, all short romances. A few musical artists have come along with me on my journey for a moment, brought that music to life from their dormant state as notes on paper.

Grishka’s marriage, like a the sting of a bee. The woman, Lyubov Ivanovna, dropped onto the stage of events with a colorful history as her train. She awoke Grishka to a new life and made his close circle grind their teeth. “Hussy. The gold-digger already warmed the bed of the last Tsar," they whispered. But the wedding happened anyway, and they left for Europe on the honeymoon. A great entourage traveled with them, and more became attached along the way.

In Paris Grishka met Alexander Dumas. The great author got along well in Grishka’s hotel, where there was not just one suite available but a whole floor. In one of his works Dumas called Grishka’s party a "caravan," and joined it himself, traveling in this fashion to Russia as Grishka’s guest in 1858. “He is like the Count of Monte Cristo," Dumas wrote, and he also wrote about Lyubov Ivanovna’ s eyes, and their effect…

Literature, authors… Grishka published a literary journal. These days I see it as a long, well-ordered row in the Helsinki Slavic Library, but back then the vicissitudes of publishing it were one constant confused tangle.
But everything ended in due time, even the confusion. Spring came, the ice melted and Grishka’s life ended. He died at the age of 38, and a decade later, during the time of Stalin, his grave was destroyed, like the family’s whole library, archives, and their memory.

But that opened up to me, and it happened after I returned from Russia, from my "meta matka." I started to delve into an event a few generations back that had been whispered about in my family circles. A certain famous nobleman named Alexander from St. Petersburg, honored as a scholar in his time and glazed with a patina of honorary titles, visited a certain palace in Karelia, then a part of Finland. Later a maidservant in the palace, Maria, had a boy child, a bastard, whose invisible father's name seemed to be known by all: the courtier from St. Petersburg. They knew his whole name too; he was Grishka’s father. Grishka thus gained a secret half-brother, my grandfather’s father.

In Helsinki, at the corner of Alexander Street and Maria Street, stands the House of Nobility. On one coat of arms a heart, a lion and other assorted articles. The symbol of Grishka’s knighthood in a handsome hall. The strange decoration and dust-trap of an extinct line. Outside the bastard, the names of his parents recorded on the street signs: Alexander and Maria.

But Grishka… it is clear as day that his character is the primary prototype for Dostoyevsky’s Idiot, but what a cover of darkness over it all, murky and hard! Great names are like canned food. Why open them when they are so well preserved? Opening means oxygen and its effects. 

Well, I opened the canister and we became acquainted, the great author and I, both just the right size. We conversed for years on end, now that he had time; the living never do.

But let us leave prototypes as they are; we can’t get stuck in them. One has to understand the whole, refrain from lifting anything more onto the table, move forward.

Everything that comes by must be noticed, like the cow that showed up at different times on my journey, always with some kind of idiot. The servant, the silent hero.
How many cases, affinities showed up. Railroad, blood circulation, years, all kinds of events formed a clear picture. The buildings of St. Petersburg, the passage of time. Always the same things again and again. Fallen from heaven, but risen from the trampled ground.
The forlorn figure of the tattered knight rested on the street, and only a little way off the broken-hearted man asked me to dance with him.

My grandfather, Topias, the son of a Karelian bastard, the spouse of an orphan, the father of evacuees. His unique character, his adventures… how many waves and how many of us on this stage in this idiotic yellow light? Topias and the Indians, the Indians and the idiots. Our white and my black-and-white, my picture in the surface of the pool the cripple Ilya painted.

When I saw the Poljustrovo palace area for the first time, which functioned as the main stage for Grishka’s social life, it was like a plowed field; the Soviet Union had come and gone, and Russia returned.
I talked with my friend Lyuba Hermann in Torgu, Estonia, about these histories. She stuttered the latter half of Grishka's two-part surname. “Is it Nesnotov?” she asked. “Pesterov?” “Besborokko?.... Oh, Bezborodko!” but that means beardless, she blurted out, “the one who doesn’t have a beard is Bezborodko!”

But he who no longer has a beard, nor head, nor a place in really anyone’s memory, his light of the shadow is here.

beginning of the story
radio works, gallery application, TV-movie etc:

mox mäkelä's work history: