2084 in Cable Factory

01.10.2020 - 13.10.2020
Location: Cable Factory
Pricing: free entry

Catalysti presents 2084, a large exhibition and festival in Cable Factory, Valssaamo, Helsinki, on 1.-13.10.2020.

Welcome to the opening on 1st of October at 6 p.m. in Cable Factory, Valssaamo 
With a performance by Giorgio Convertito, at 7 pm.

Exhibition opening times: 1.-13.10.2020 
Mon-Sun at 12-18

Find more info also here: https://2084.catalysti.fi

The exhibition will showcase the work of  the association’s members, as well as welcome some international guests. Curated by Stockholm-based curator Anne Klontz, and produced by Tatiana Solovieva for Catalysti, the event presents a diverse range of practices such as painting, sculpture, music, film and dance, and hosts a live art festival.

Festival dates:

Saturday, 10 October:
Performances, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
 Free entry.
6 p.m.
 Imaginary Spaces
Audiovisual performance with Paola Livorsi, Juho Laitinen, Marek Pluciennik, Juan de Dios Magdaleno, Viktor Toikkanen, Sampo Pyhälä.

With the kind support of the Centre for Music and Technology, Sibelius Academy.

7 p.m.
The Polar Night of Icy Darkness
Live cinema performance by Marek Pluciennik

Tuesday, 13 October:
Performances, 7 – 9 p.m.
7 p.m. The Power of Ontologies
Performance by Per Hüttner

8 p.m.
 D1984 Performance by Carima Neusser
The festival takes place at the Cable Factory, Helsinki.



2084 Artists:

Rosamaria BolomGiorgio ConvertitoRoberto Fusco, Per HüttnerNayab Ikram & BenjiPaola Livorsi & Juho Laitinen, Carima NeusserEgle OddoMarek Pluciennik, Hans RosentrömVidha SaumyaTimo TuhkanenRita VargasVictor X.


Hanan Benammar, Peter Brandt, Aurora Bratli Brunvoll, Liv Bugge, Tarje Eikanger Gullaksen, Synnøve G. Wetten, Elin Glærum Haugland, Sofie Hagen, Amelia Hawk, Marianne Heier, Ane Hjort Guttu, Saskia Holmkvist, Lotte Konow Lund, Kristine Knapstad, Søren Krag, Vilde von Krogh, Njål Lunde, Vibeke Luther O’Rourke, Araiz Mesanza, Gabrielle Paré, Martine Poppe, Pål Rees, Emilie de Rohan Birkeland, Line Skywalker Karlström, True Solvang Vevatne, Elise Storsveen, Linn Svensson, Ellen Synøve Holtskog, Johan Urban Bergquist, Magnus Vanebo.

What will power look like, feel like and sound like in the future? 

2084 is an exhibition that takes place in the present and speculates on the role power will play in the future. The exhibition doesn’t aim to provide answers but offers narratives on the various ways power is activated today and what could happen in the years to come.

2084 draws inspiration from the book 1984 by George Orwell. The fictitious subject matter of the book was forward-thinking, and in many ways, it has become a reality; think of today’s use of surveillance cameras, algorithms and fake news. However, despite the dire tone of the story, notions of love and activism were also present as integral forms of power. From this foundation, the participating artists in 2084 explore power and the future through themes such as media control, social protest, as well as imagination and desire.

Graphic design by Misael Rojas.

2084 Exhibition and Festival is part of the program “Diversity in Art: Art in Diversity” 2019-2020 supported by Kone Foundation.

With the kind support of Arts Promotion Centre Finland and the City of Helsinki.