Working period: 1 – 3 months during, 1. February 2017 – 31. May 2017
Application dl: 1. November 2016
The selected artists / writers will be announced in 9th of November

In 2017 the Mustarinda residency focuses on post-fossil fuel experiments: becoming aware of how our lives and our capabilities to experience things are conditioned by fossil fuels and trying out how we might reach beyond their massive use. These attempts are materially supported by the residency’s solar panels, geothermal heating, compost heating, electric car and food garden. The residency guests selected through this open call can decide how much they want to engage in these experiments.
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<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< MUSTARINDA INTERNSHIPS Mustarinda house is run by interns, volunteers and Mustarinda members. Mustarinda is happy to accommodate interns. We are now looking for RESIDENCY INTERNS to take care of the residency, exhibition and Mustarinda house. For winter-summer 2017 periods. TECHNICAL INTERNS to work with Mustarinda’s energy self sufficient system and take care of the practical things in and outside the house. For more information write to us > info @
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< FRONTIERS IN RETREAT MUSTARINDA Incubator 11–17 August 2016. In August Mustarinda hosted a 5-day event for Frontiers in Retreat artists and partners. Get back into the forest and listen to a recording from Nyyskä’s guided forest trip: Frontiers in Retreat has brought together artists and residencies as a Europe-wide network. We have circulated skills and knowledge on ecological issues and contemporary artistic work. Yet, on a practical and experiential level, there is still work to be done: How to organize the network and its nodes in ways that provide meaningful and inspiring responses to the global ecological crisis? What is the relationship between artistic work and ecological practices in a post-fossil fuel era, which is defined by an increasing realization of how our lives (and work) are conditioned by fossil fuels and attempts to reach beyond their massive use? Lectures: Jussi T. Eronen /// Jenni Nurmenniemi /// Sylvia Grace Borda /// Tinna Guðmundsdottir /// Antti Tenetz /// Antti Salminen /// Harri Virtanen /// Riitta Nykänen MUSTARINDA ART CAMP - SUMMER 2016 Art camp for kids and youth was organised for the first time at Mustarinda house between 4th and 8th of July in 2016. Eight kids ranging from 6 to 13 year olds took part in the camp and it was hosted by four tutors coming from the fields of arts, art education and environment education. During the camp we worked on art projects, did daily trips to the beautiful old-growth forest surrounding the Mustarinda house, got to know each other and had alot of fun. This magazine assembles the whereabouts of the art camp through images and texts, and it also reveals the most amazing pizza recipe we all loved! Magazine is free to download: RESIDENCY ARTISTS OCTOBER 2016 RIIKKA KUOPPALA & THOMAS MARTIN JOHANNES VARTOLA is a media artist, sound designer and performer from Helsinki. At the moment he works mostly in the field of performing arts and occasionally on installations. His current theatre projects are one focused on utopias ( ) and another on exiled refugees ( He is also a helping hand in the recently emerged entity of Fictive University of the Arts ( In Mustarinda he is writing and sketching a project merging together concepts of nature as a place of memory, as a virtual fantasy and as a sacred place in the era of global environmental crisis. KATI ROOVER is a visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. She works with ecological questions, moving image, sound and photography. In her artwork she follows the circulation and migration of sounds and images.Her stay at the Mustarinda house consist of the following: thinking about how to recognize the importance of plants to the processes that form and reform human societies and politics on a global scale and working with art project called Paradise. KENJI LIM is a multidisciplinary artist working in painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, sound and text. He is interested in how memory, landscape and place interact, often through discourse with folklore, history, myth and psychogeography. While at Mustarinda he has been heavily influenced by Finnish folklore and the old growth forest. He has produced a variety of work including several large paintings featuring recognisable elements of the Mustarinda house and its surroundings, and temporary installations in the forest using red yarn. He is continuing to experiment with video and sound, and also with material recycled from his installations. MARTA MARTINOVA: The outcome of my project will be a book about the historical roots of revolutionary potential of love, love as a politicum and a surprisingly substantial part about the discourse of power. A new “emotional culture” emerges in the late capitalism, blurring the boundaries between public and private sphere. Significance of love as an universal human emotion rises in the globalised world to an enormous level. Nevertheless, as bell hooks have noticed, the state of the “lovelessness” is overwhelming in our (Euro)american society, because we lack any clear and shared definition of love. Especially the leftist political philosophy turns to love nowadays; yet there is one serious doubt: what if love is just an edification for a frustrated political subject, one whose radical hopes were so far only deceived? Turning to the history and forms of romantic love worldwide and to the concepts of love created in past fifty years by anthropology, psychology and sociology (and feminism especially) which all seem to be overlooked by current rather “masculine” political philosophy, I seek the revolutionary characteristics of love and its potentiality and practice to be used as a political force today. I work as the editor, journalist and translator especially for A2 (, Czech cultural biweekly, which reflects culture in the broad sense of the word, including articles on social events and politics. DYLAN ARNOLD & OCEANE BRUEL: The mountains brought Océane and Dylan to Mustarinda. They share an interest in the wonders of everyday surroundings, meetings of things of varying systems, scales and densities. Since 2014 they have been working on a collaborative project, Mindtain. Based onalpine memories of shared experiences under the rain, reaching peaks and new valleys they are experimenting with various translations of the folded nature of landscape; romanticism, pragmatism, ecocriticism, caramel boots, paper soles, salty socks and postcard-blue skies. In parallel to the studio work developed with collected materials,Mustarinda offers detours of colliding paths; Mindtain dissolves in the boreal forest. 3786 mushrooms are queuing for photo-casting and a fabric dyed with blueberries is waiting for the next rain. On morning walks artists are striking vogue-poses of dead trees while fingers index silver lichen instead of shadowing cascades.