Heavy Metal Detector -kävelyt 6.-12.6.

Welcome to experience music from under ground! Heavy Metal Detector is an art project by Steve Maher that presents new and challenging music in a new and challenging way. Heavy Metal Detector takes place as urban walks, where you, through the medium of Metal detecting, will listen to some of the most interesting and diverse metal bands from the Helsinki area. The project uses customised metal detectors which play Metal (musical genre) once they detect Metal (physical substance).

Musiikista vastaavat bändit – The music is created by:
Bloody Heathen / Nuclear Omnicide / Final Assault / Valonkantajat / Brainless People / Kausalgia / Albinö Rhino / Hundred Headless Horsemen / Steel Jungle

M-cult Maunulassa

Tervetuloa kokemaan musiikkia maan alta! Heavy Metal Detector on taideprojekti, joka esittää uutta ja rohkeaa musiikkia uudella ja rohkealla tavalla.

Heavy Metal Detector -kaupunkikävelyt johdattavat sinut, metallinpaljastinteknologian avulla, kuuntelemaan Helsingin seudun kiinnostavinta, monipuolista metallimusiikkia. Varta vasten tuunatut metallinpaljastimet alkavat soittaa metallia (musiikkilaji) havaitessaan metallia (aine).

heavy metal detector

Soittolistasta vastaavat bändit
Bloody Heathen
Nuclear Omnicide
Final Assault
Brainless People
Albinö Rhino
Hundred Headless Horsemen
Steel Jungle

Heavy Metal Detector -kävelyt käynnistyvät 6.6.16 klo 16:00 Pirkkolantie 1:ssä “Lemmy-huoltsikaa” vastapäätä – maunulalaisten Lemmy ja me -muistotapahtuman yhteydessä. Toinen Maunulan kävelypäivä on 10.6., keskustassa hevimetallinpaljastimet voi kokea 8.6. (Ruttopuisto) ja 12.6. (Musiikkitalon edusta).

Varaa ajoissa paikkasi kävelylle allaolevista linkeistä – yhdelle kierrokselle mahtuu kerrallaan vain 7 osallistujaa!

ma 6.6. klo 16-16.45, Pirkkolantie 1, Maunula
ma 6.6. klo 17.15-18, Pirkkolantie 1, Maunula
ke 8.6. klo 16-16.45, Ruttopuisto, Bulevardi
ke 8.6. klo 17.15-18, Ruttopuisto, Bulevardi
pe 10.6. klo 16-16.45, Metsäpurontie 16, Maunula
pe 10.6. klo 17.15-18…

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Patarei Prison, Tallinn, Estonia

In Tallinn we were lucky enough to join the off-season tour of Patarei prison. The stone building opened its doors in 1840 as a sea fortress that included a cannon battery (hence the name: Patarei – Battery). It later served as an army barracks, and, for most of its history, as a notorious Soviet prison. Now the cells is filled by awkward teenagers on a school tour, happy to get lost in the dark and make out. Their giggles added an extra layer of chill to the stories about prisoners taken out from the shower queue in the morning to be shot.









Windows from Prisons USA

My teacher told me about this – Windows from Prisons – this is an amazing project that combines the two things I am passionate about, damn, I wish I had thought of that myself 🙂

In America they really seem to be into their community support prison programs. Of course they’d want to be, with the highest incarceration rate in the world. Nonetheless, the fact that some many ordinary people get behind these project, communicate and connect, that I admire.

Windows From Prison* is an ongoing project that uses photography as a way to connect incarcerated men, women, and teens to their past while creating space and humanistic entry points for students, faculty, NGO’s, family members of incarcerated individuals, former prisoners, and policy makers to engage with the sources, impacts, and alternatives to mass incarceration.

Beginning with creative writing workshops with incarcerated men, women, and teens, the project asks:

“If you could have window in your cell, what place from your past would it look out to?”

These responses become photo requests that are collaboratively produced by students, former prisoners, artists, activists, and many others.

Do check them out http://www.windowsfromprison.com/

And here’s an article in the Guardian with more photos.



Last night I had a lovely time drinking bottles of Karhu in a raggae bar in Kallio with my new friends from Spain. As the conversation went, I was asked what was the best place I ever visited. After thinking for a while I said Tallinn. In November 2014 Steve and I went to visit our friend on her Erasmus year there, and it really was one of the nicest adventures. From the two hour long ferry journey during a storm (hold on to your lunch buffet) to the beautiful little streets of the old town, the close-to-home concrete of Soviet architecture to visiting an old prison (more on that later), to the beautiful people and back to Helsinki on the giant sailing liquor store.