Helsinki Day 2016

MFP Fest – Helsinki Day Program

Helsinki Day activities from 11:00 until 16:00, with a lunch break from 12:30 to 13:30.

At Eläintarhan Huvila, Linnunlaulu. Most welcome!

  • Bruegel-ing Re-enactment Workshop
    Melliferopolis Bruegel-ing explores the 16th century drawing by Pieter Bruegel, the Elder and its relevance for today. The participants are invited to dive into the symbolism and metaphors and find their own reading of the coded meaning of the drawing. Collaboratively, we play with possible new interpretations and re-enact the message from the middle ages into a 21st century variation.
    For more info and to sign up please contact: christina (at)
  • Charli Clark’s “Eat Like a Bee”
    Environmental artist Charli Clark is exploring the complexity of honey and proposes to engage the public with the exciting and microscope world of bees. In her performance Syö niin kuin mehiläinen (Eat Like a Bee), that takes its form as a market stall, she shares her research with the public and visitors can get an insight into the types of foods that beekeepers often feed bees, by tasting. This tasting at Charli’s market stall is planned for 12th of June, Helsinki Day, on the patio of the Eläintarhan Huvila.
  • The Other Side Audio Space
    The Other Side audio space is re-created in a rocky hill behind the Eläintarhan Huvila, a special spot with its own flora and fauna in the centre of Helsinki; it is a natural non-place in the city, not destined for any specific use neither taken care as urban parks tend to be.The Other Side opens to the visitor through a sound piece featuring parts of the ecopolitical novel Enkelten Verta (The blood of Angels) by Johanna Sinisalo, 2011, read in Finnish and English, as well as live recordings from a nearby beehive. The passer-by or visitor is invited to stop and listen to the sound piece in privacy, open 24/7 from June 9th until end of September.
  • Hexa-Hive Village with Airstrip for Bees
    This open-air installation features experimental hives for bees and man and a flowerbed, that will be constructed on the lawn area of Tarja Halosen Puisto, next to the Eläintarhan Huvila. Join us at the opening on June 9th 2016!
    Airstrip for Bees is a strip of flowers, a cornucopia for the senses on the turf. It serves as an appetizer and a dessert for the bees harvesting nectar and pollen, and as a feast for the park visitor´s eyes. Selected flowers care for bees’ and men’s well-being, and bloom all summer long. The Hexa-Hive Village with Airstrip for Bees was exhibited in 2015, in Kouvola Art Museum Poikilo and will be reconstructed in Helsinki in May 2016