Artist talk with Teuri Haarla & Ulu Braun
moderated by Patrick Morarescu
Freitag 22. April 2016, 20 Uhr
Teuri Haarla (*.1955 in Finland) is a self-taught artist. Haarla started working with his „Earthworm gardens and fields“in 1986 and he is one of the first ecological bio-artists in Finland. A vital part of Haarla ́s work is his selfmade meditation technique, which he calls ”Biodrunk”.
ABOUT PLANTHEON FILM (60 MIN, 2015) BY ULU BRAUN &TEURI HAARLA:
Everybody’s life is a private research center of happiness, sorrow and pain. Our film presents Teuri’s personal one. Plantheon is an intimate and experimental
portrait of Finnish artist Teuri Haarla, and focuses on his holistic methods of dealing with infancy trauma and social pressures.
”Ego-melting allowed regularly” leads to regressive Biodrunken performative acts, reflecting
religion, philosophy. Balance is kept with family, building alone a house and a geometric tower 17m high.
„Lets say: After childhood I just needed some rest.“ The film arose from the friendship between filmmaker Ulu Braun and Haarla, which allowed a spontaneous and artistic co-operation.
We hope these cumulative survival strategies, creativity and unusual methods of „Amateuri“ can inspire others.
15. – 24. 04. 2016 | Fr. 18 – 22 Uht, Sa. 14 – 19 Uhr & by appointment