These paths are audiowalks.
Listen whenever wherever.
Use the map to see where the paths were recorded.
Paths in November is a greeting across the lobby.
Moving in November takes place annually at many kinds of venues, especially cultural centers. The festival is one of the many glimpses that touch these lobbies, corridors, black boxes, toilets and trash bins throughout the year. These spaces are already intersections for many different bodies, using the same facilities for different purposes. From a festival-goer’s perspective, it seems that the different users cross spatially, but not necessarily temporally. Often the performances start in the evening when libraries, restaurants, museums, education centers and youth community centers are closing. This year Moving in November is seeking to greet people, whom the festival shares spaces with. Paths in November is a series of audio walks. Each recording is a site-specific portrait of a person inviting the listener for a walk with their voice, following their path. The project consists of two distinct processes: artistic work of Paths in November and workshops. The workshops were organized in collaboration with Stadin AO – Helsinki Vocational College and Adult Institute, and Sibelius High School. At the workshops, facilitated by Pie Kär, students from each collaborating institute were introduced to audio walk as an art form, and how to prepare site-specific recordings. Through these workshops, a group of interested students joined the process of making Paths in November, based on a conceptual proposal by Kär. The musician/sound-designer Nicolas “Leissi” Rehn is also part of the working group. The decisions over choosing and editing audio content to be published have been made by each person whose voice is on the recording. Each person speaking has used their preferred language. Each voice resonates as a representative of one’s age, color, gender, pleasure, faith, class or economic background. The audio walks are for the ears of anyone who visits the cultural centers and other venues used by Moving in November. Paths in November is building connections with and within people who use the same spaces for different purposes.
Pietari Kärki (they/them), going by the artist name Pie Kär, is a performer and choreographer. Their choreographic work moves around fields of dance, site-specific performance, sound and community art. Since 2020 Kär has worked as the social choreographer for Moving in November. Currently Kär lives in Sipoo and works mainly in Helsinki. Their free time they spend gardening and singing loudly.
Working group: Anna, Sofia Kistol, Pie Kär, Nicolas “Leissi” Rehn, Sanni Saarilahti
Concept: Pie Kär, development in conversation with Kerstin Schroth
Workshops and facilitation: Pie Kär
Sound design: Nicolas “Leissi” Rehn & working group
Production: Moving in November
In collaboration: Helsinki Vocational College and Adult Institute, degree programs in the textile, fashion and welfare sectors and Sibelius High School dance class
Picture: Jaakko Pietiläinen
Thanks to: Riina Hannuksela, Sonya Lindfors, Heta Keskinarkaus, Leena Nordberg, Reetta Sinivalo, Siri Törölä, Elina Kirkinen-Kivelä, Noora Ihalainen, Roni Schmelzer, Christiansand Mupapa, Daniela Pascual and Urban Anatomies Teleport group (Tarleena Laakko, Riikka Lakea, Oula Rytkönen, Veera Snellman, Jussi Ulkuniemi and Maja Wilhite-Hannisdal)