AlterGround Grand Opening portrays itself as a living room space where the celebration of AlterGround can take place. AlterGround was founded in March 2018 by young Helsinki based artists IIRIS LAAKSO and AMEL SIHVONEN, who wish to create safer spaces in the field of art and dance where the operators’ wellbeing is a priority.
The event was fascilitated and curated by IIRIS LAAKSO and AMEL SIHVONEN. They invited friends and colleagues (some of which having difficulty with finding platforms where they could perform) to share their art at the opening.
Performances Gallery of Humanity (IIRIS LAAKSO, SUVI KELLONIEMI), Haluan vain sanoa (IIRIS LAAKSO, AMEL SIHVONEN, TEENS: ANNA KAUPPINEN, KERTTU SARASTE, AINO LANKINEN, SINI HIIPAKKA, SOFI HIRSIMÄKI, MAIJA HORKO, KLAARA HENTTONEN, LINNEA HAVIMÄKI), Goodbye Haze (AURA ANTIKAINEN), M E 2.0 (ELISA LEJEUNE, VERNA NORDLUND, VEERA SNELLMAN), Spotting Hazy – Score No.2 (SARA KAUPPINEN), Olen löytänyt sinusta kaiken (OONA LINNA), Visual Arts Collection (AURORA RAUMOLIN)
Artistic director IIRIS LAAKSO Festival curator AMEL SIHVONEN