Tuesday 28.10 at 6pm at Arkadia: Screening of‘(Be)longing’ a video about Finns in Queensland by Sari T.M. Kivinen

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to the screening of‘(Be)longing’, a video about Finns in Queensland, by Sari T.M. Kivinen on Tuesday 28.10 at 6pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)



Warm regards,


Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the bookshop is suggested and would be most welcome. Arkadia wouldn’t exist without this act of generosity. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc. !

At Arkadia Sari will present a video artwork titled ‘(Be)longing’ which presents a portrait of Finnish-Australians living in Queensland, Australia. Since early 2013 Kivinen has conducted video interviews with people of Finnish heritage living in Queensland as part of a broader artistic research project titled ‘Mining Doughnuts: Finnish Queenslanders’. A selection of the interviews have been edited for the video ‘(Be)longing’, which explores ideas about belonging and not-belonging; to place, to language, and to culture. The interviewees are a combination of first, second and third generation Finnish-Australians who share stories, thoughts, and feelings connected to their Finnish and to their Australian heritage. The narratives presented weave together individual stories that subsequently portray a snapshot of migration experiences and cultural identity of Finns in Queensland. The development of this project has been supported by Kone Foundations Multilingualism and Art programme.