• Walter Götsch
BOZAR/Brussels, Embassy of Finland/Brussels
Free entry

Clothes might be there to protect and give cover, but fashion is created to communicate. To give a signal and get reactions. How can contemporary wearable technology help fashion designers make garments that interact with their bearer and the environment? With the Fashnology project we are exploring the encounter of social technology and fashion with nine new works, created during the summer by 11 young and inspiring fashion designers. Fashnology is produced in collaboration with the Aalto University’s Department of Design.

The results can now be seen at the Embassy of Finland in Brussels until 15 September 2015.

The mind captivating works were first presented as a part of BOZAR’s Summer of Fashion on 27-30 August 2015.

The Finnish fashion scene is rising like a rocket, and the young generation of the renowned fashion department of Aalto University is gaining a deserved international reputation with its new touch. The Fashonology project is an exploration where high-tech wearable technology know-how meets with imaginative fashion designs, in search for a more interactive fashion.

Fashnology project:
Producer: Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux
In collaboration with: Aalto University Department of Design
Supervisors: Lector Ilona Hyötyläinen, Aalto University Department of Design, Fashion Design
Laboratory manager Jussi Mikkonen, Aalto University Department of Design, Embodied Interaction Lab

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TelepART: Thalamus

28-29 July 2018
Zilleghem Folk Festival, Loppem, Belgium
Folk band Thalamus is publishing an album this summer and as a part of publishing tour will travel from Finland to Belgium in July, performing both at the Zilleghem Folk Festival and in Ninove. Thalamus has enriched the Finnish folk music scene for almost two decades. Their diverse combination of tunes, both traditional and composed, originates from and gets influenced by the music of different parts of Europe, the Americas and the Northern Africa. In addition to the melodies themselves, Thalamus has always put a great effort on the arrangements as well, in order to make it interesting and often surprising for the audience too.

Baltic Tour: Les Agrémens & Ensemble Nylandia

8 July & 14 July & 6 August & 30 September 2018
The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, together with the Finnish baroque orchestra, Ensemble Nylandia, CAV & MA (Centre d’Art Vocal et de Musique Ancienne) and the festival umbrella organisation, Festivals de Wallonie, is supporting a concert series called Baltic Tour. There will be four concerts between July and September 2018 at festivals that are part of the Festivals de Wallonie platform across the francophone region of Belgium. Les Agrémens, the ensemble directed by the well-known Belgian composer Guy Van Waas will be joined by three soloists from Ensemble Nylandia to add some Finnish flavour: Anni Elonen (violin), Riittaliissa Hakulinen (viola) and Tatu Ahola (cello).
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TelepART: Samira Elagoz

8-9 August 2018
Tampere Theatre Festival, Finland
Cock, Cock.. Who's There? is an unsettling, touching and private documentary-performance of a young woman's research into intimacy and violence. Through online platforms like Chatroulette and Tinder, and through close encounters Samira Elagoz takes the audience on her journey of regaining power, reinventing autonomous expression of sexuality and attempts to relate to men.
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TelepART: Wise Fools

20-22 July, 3-5 August 2018
Cirque Plus Festival, Bruges, Belgium & Streeta(rt)nimation Festival, Luxembourg City
Wise Fools is a Finnish circus group specialized in triple trapeze and skipping ropes. The trio started doing circus as a hobby in a Finnish youth circus called Sorin Sirkus, and they received their professional training in École Superieure des Arts du Cirque (ESAC) in Belgium. During the three years at ESAC, they developed a style where two catchers swing and toss one flyer. In January 2015 they won a silver medal at the prestigious Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris. They have since worked with the world-famous Cirque du Soleil and the largest German variety company GOP, among others. They have also performed on various street art festivals in for example South Korea, Spain and Israel.

Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux
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1000 Brussels

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