FR33MHz: Mutanttikieltä Electro Poetry Night
Auditorium Caisa Cultural Centre
[Mikonkatu 17 C / Vuorikatu 14, Helsinki]
FR33MHz – MUTANTTIKIELTÄ is an Electro-Poetry Night where freedom and human rights are more current than ever before. The political changes in Finland as well as the financial and humanitarian crises are pushing people to the extremes. So we have to stick together and not let hatred, violence and extremism win. Language itself might be our best ally. The event will focused on transcultural and multilingual poets and writers living in the Nordic countries and writing in their mother tongue.
FR33MHz is an original project developed by David Kozma, Romulus Chiciuc and the European theatre collective created in 2012. It represents a tribute to freedom of speech using the radio signal as a tool to connect people.
MUTANTTIKIELTÄ is an experimental language program created by Sivuvalo project in 2015. It looks to acknowledged the problematic of literary translation as a core subject for writers in times of Diaspora: The right to be listened, the right to be read. Which will be the literary corpus in the following decades, in which languages?
Languages: Arabic, Russian, Italian, Bengali, Sami, Finnish, Swedish and English.
POEMS and texts will be performed by:
Mazen Maarouf is a Palestinian-Icelandic writer, poet, translator and journalist. He has recently published his first short story collection titled Jokes for the Gunmen (2015) that received positive feebacks over the Middle East. He lives between Reykjavik and Beirut.
Manal Al-Sheikh. Born in Iraq. She has published poetry and narrative works- Typo- Love File is her last poetry collection published in 2015. She currently resides in Stavanger, Norway.
Anisur Rahman is from Bangladesh. Anisur had a pioneer role in founding the Literary Centre in Uppsala. His debut collection of poems is Empty Glass, 2003. He currently lives in Uppsala.
Hamdam Zakirov. Poet, born in Uzbekistan and moved to Finland at 2001. Zakirov new poetry collection will be published by NLO a prestigious publishing house in Russia. A book of translations of his poems in Finnish will be published in the next month by Finnish publisher Ntamo.
Diana Mistera is an Italian author living in Finland. In 2011 she published her first novel, Il Signore delle Ombre. In 2012 Mistera joined Runokohtauksia a Finnish multilingual project.
Inger-Mari Aikio is a Saami writer and filmmaker. Her poetry book Máilmmis dása (DAT 2001) was nominated for Nordic Litterature Prize 2004. Aurinko juo kermaa (2014) is her last book in Saami and Finnish language presented as a poetry concert with Miro Mantere.
Harri Hertell is a Finnish poet, spoken word artist, cultural producer and Dj. He made his literary debut with Kunnes oppii kävelemään. Hertell is founder of Helsinki Poetry Connection colective and is well known as organiser of spoken word and poetry clubs.
Bosse Hellsten is a Finnish Swedish-speaking writer and poet. Hellsten studied Philosophy at Turku University. He made his literary debut as a poet with Tango baboons in 2005.
Romulus Chiciuc is a Romanian Finnish musician actor and singer. He is a member of European theatre collective.
David Kozma was born in communist Romania where Radio Free Europe was the only source to get real information. The people’s neediness for getting access to knowledge surpassed any threat, and almost everybody used to listen the station secretly despite the risk of being incarcerated. “After several years [David says] I have realized that the truth cannot be hidden from us. The truth will always find its way to our ears and, the more we try to suppress it, the more power it will gain”