Tactile Material Video

    Tactile Material Video

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    (Official video) Islaja: Tactile Material

    Music: Merja Kokkonen

    Album: Tarrantulla (release date 1.12.2017)

    Record label: Svart Records

    Choreography & editing: Laura Jantunen

    Cinematography: Sakari Tervo

    Actors: Niina Hosiasluoma, Mikko Ensio Lehtonen, Tatu Nenonen, Lotta Suomi, Maija …

    Tarrantulla LP out December 8 on Svart Records

    Tarrantulla LP out December 8 on Svart Records

    Tarrantulla is the sixth and latest album by Finnish Berlin-based artist Merja Kokkonen, alias Islaja. It is the artist’s first major solo release since 2014’s S U U.

    Islaja returns as eclectic as ever. Synth pop collides with …

    Islaja sings poems by Teresa of Ávila
    Islaja sings poems by Teresa of Ávila

    “Islaja Sings Teresa” oli Pyhän Teresan Hurmio – näyttelyn oheisohjelmaa. Konsertti pidettiin Amos Andersonin taidemuseolla 24.lokakuuta 2015.

    New life of Teresa project!

    Autumn 2015 I participated in an exhibition called “The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa”. In addition to the actual …

    Parallel Vienna
    Parallel Vienna

    Merja Kokkonen

    The Soft Catechism, 2015

    Spray paint and cord on woven cotton fabric, on display table, 81 x 47 cm

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    In September 2015 czirp czirp is participating in the …

    Suomen Leijona (Lion of Finland, 2015)
    Suomen Leijona (Lion of Finland, 2015)

    different embodiments of lion symbol – as seen in the nationalist symbols of finland – venture from big brother TV show to an art school’s studio and from google Images to a suburban shopping mall.

    a collaboration with Anni Puolakka

    The Nicosphere
    The Nicosphere

    The Nicosphere  was a meditation-tribute-deconstruction of Nico in the form of an installation, in a visual arts context.

    It consisted primarily of music (by Merja Kokkonen) and an essay (by Antti Nylén).  The installation additionally featured a ‘lumen print’ – …

    May Mini Tour
    May Mini Tour

    MAY 7- ZAGREB, 8-VIENNA, 9-PISEK, 15-STOCKHOLM (see concert page for details)

    See No Sun
    See No Sun

    See No Sun from the album SUU.  Blank Blank Produksjon music video.

    Blog post and making of – documentary behind this link :

    http://blog.blankblank.org/i-see-no-sun-cause-im-in-a-warehouse-making-a-crazy-music-video/

    Exercise in channeling

    What follows is an exercise in channeling. Instead of speaking on behalf of Islaja, I will let her lyrics speak through me.

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    Having Islaja in my mouth: “Move on like a cloud” Singing: “Keep swimming like a shark”

    When …

    Shit Hit The Fan
    Shit Hit The Fan

    UK spring mini tour with Picastro. May 1st – May 4th
    UK spring mini tour with Picastro. May 1st - May 4th

    May  1. cafe OTO,  London . more info here

    May  2. cube cinema, Bristol. more info here

    May  4. Sounds From the Other city Festival, Manchester. more info here

    STONE SHELTER collaboration with echo + seashell
    STONE SHELTER collaboration with echo + seashell

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    here’s more info of the performance duo

    http://echoplusseashell.tumblr.com/


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