Photo: Kaspar Wimberley (Ekenäs)

In 2010 we were invited by Pro Artibus to spend two summer months interacting with the small Finnish town of Ekenäs, a place that soon seemed unlike any other place we had visited before. Entrances to houses were hidden from view, communal activities seemed to be done in silence, everybody was escaping to private island retreats, saunas were enjoyed alone or in pairs, and we were seeing more hares than people. Based on these impressions and observations, placed alongside background research, we decided to use the residency to proactively investigate and respond to the notion of Finnish privacy, and the effect this condition has on local social structures and communicative patterns.


1. An open studio and the privacy questionnaire
2. The museum of anything and everything
3. Twitterstreet
4. The rumour mirror game
5. Cosmic table tennis (just for fun)


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