Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen are an artist duo living currently in Helsinki. In their practice they attempt to merge the languages and approaches of a number of disciplines, such as game design, experimental education, dynamic facilitation, social architecture and alternative economies. For their latest project 101 For All the artists went on a 6 month journey to visit 100 homes of a ‘perfect’ cross-section of the Finnish population to discuss with them about divisive topics.
Tellervo and Oliver are known as the founders of the International Complaints Choir project. Starting in 2005 in Birmingham, the project went open source in 2006, creating a global phenomenon of joyful expression of collective frustration.
Tellervo and Oliver have developed a number of methods for a participatory art practice, including the film projects I love My Job about revenge fantasies at work places or People in White, an exploration of the complicated relationship between doctor and client in mental health care. Tellervo’s and Oliver’s collaborative works were presented for example at P.S.1 and the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), Mori Art Museum (Tokyo), Göteborgs Konsthall, Sparwasser HQ (Berlin), Signal Galleri (Malmö), Hamburger Kunsthalle, Momentum 06 (Norway), Singapore Biennale, Galerie für Landschaftskunst (Hamburg), MOCA Taipei, S.M.A.K. in Ghent, KUMU in Tallin and at ARS06 at the Finnish Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA (Helsinki).