Saturday, September 29, 2018

Kokko is saying goodbye

Kokko is very sad to tell you he got some new projects 
so, he is moving back to Slovenia. 

Now, he will leave you with the next coming Artist in Residency in Drake Arts Centre.

But, Kokko is moving to another BLOG, check it out on: Gledališče DELA

Friday, September 28, 2018

Kokko in Kokkola - day 21

What`s your price is not the question.
We are creating our own value!

Let`s live the Art and Nordic Art School.

PHOTO CREDIT: Leena Lähdesmäki

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Kokko in Kokkola - day 19

Greyish day - not so bright.
Colourful event is approaching.

Nordic Art School is waiting for you...

I am in the right hands.
PHOTO CREDIT: Leena Lähdesmäki

See you there - tomorrow!


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Kokko in Kokkola - day 18

Kokko was really busy with organizing the event What°s your price?


Is Nordic art School really falling apart or this is just a myth?

 What is Marina thinking about it?

 We should talk it out, but do not act before we drink some coffee.

Coffee make us awake,

 and aware.

So, lets act:

checking the place,

 filling up the empty spaces

and putting on dancing shoes.

PHOTO CREDIT: Leena Lähdesmäki

Monday, September 24, 2018

Kokko out of Kokkola - day 0

I was taken by pink emigrants from space.
Slovenia is a colorful country, lots of surprises...
maybe I shouldn`t make this trip to hometown.

PHOTO CREDIT: Nika Hölcl Praper

But do not worry, I am back in Kokkola, save in Nordic Art School.
See you at Friday!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Kokko in Kokkola - day 17

Today is really boring day ... 

but no worries, memories on yesterdays art actions is still very much alive. 

Kokko is so happy, that many artists are gathering in Nordic Art School. 

First we had turkisch coffe made slovenian way in finnish land.

PHOTO CREDIT: Leena lähdesmäki

After coffee, we were thinking what to do ?

 Kokko was checking out art piece

 He liked it, so he asked if the artist can make sign for our event #What°s your price?

 And we took photo with it 
oh no, this is video
check it out!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Kokko in Kokkola - day 16

Kokko has been working, but he is not tired!

We gave up on smart talks and decided to act.

We have to be fast.
If THEY decided to closed the school so quickly, we will act faster and make an event

28th of September
Nordic Art School

Open hours: 18:00-22:00

Program is almost booked, but if you are interested, CALL ME!

I go to sleep now.
(maybe I am a bit tired or it is just the darkness...)

Good night and sweet dreams.

Kokko in Kokkola - day 15

Hard day is behind me.
(I had holocaust nightmare and in the end I was burning like a witch.)

I went to have drink with Meri Linna, Director of Studies, Nordic Art School.

We had a long talk about situation of contemporary artist in the world of everyday jobs and how silence can talk more loud then screaming words.
And after we spoke about Europe. 
I don`t think that anyone in the world can describe this nation format called Europe.
We also ask ourselves about extreme solutions when we get lost and after we almost tried to read Kierkegaard and Heidegger!

In the end seems like no one understood anyone. 
We just talk to each other but it makes no sense!

P.S. It was not amount of alcohol but different different perspectives
which sometimes makes us look like aliens.
But I like aliens!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Kokko in Kokkola - day 14




Kokko decided that he needs to rest a little bit. He went to the woods and pick up some of it for sauna. Kokko is made from sauna wood, so he needs to test himself, how is it in the roots of his being. 

Oooooo, it is really nice to sit on the bench ... 

Hum, where did my brothers and sisters go?
O - ohhhhh 

He took a decision - LISTEN HERE

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Kokko in Kokkola - day 13

I was with my friends today.
We caught some sun today.

Do you know them?
Look around!
And you`ll see them.
They can give you ride to ....

COFFEE - Nordic Art School

FACEBOOK EVENT - Waiting for coffee

Friday, September 14, 2018

Kokko in Kokkola - day 12

Did i get lazy?
Is it to warm and cosy just lay in someone`s hands and just let go.

Today I ate soup and candies, drink coffee and almost lost my hat in the wind...
What a day...meeting people in ITE MUSEUM - Contemporary Folk Art Museum.

I just felt so ... how to put this into words ... so home. Like I am almost born here.

But still - looking for my desire.
Lost in the city of Kokkola, lost in my life.

What to do?
Where to go?
It IS an epic question of my life.
Would I ever be able to answer it?

I think none of this questions are the right one!
Maybe I asked myself the wrong questions? (and here it is another question - is it the right one?)


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Kokko in Kokkola - Day 11

This is not normal situation.
He has to rethink.

he got inspired.

Fight together!
 ... but ... 
against what/whom ?

... rethink again ...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Kokko in Kokkola - Day 10

Can rain wash away Kokko°s ideas?

Preparing the Nordic Art School for some great art movement:

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Kokko in Kokkola - Day 9

First part of performative act WAITING FOR COFFEE went great. Kokko is so excited to meet all the people who came to Nordic Art School - here is a proof that ART IS IMPORTANT for people in Kokkola.

We already had first audition for the grand finale, which may happen on 28th of September. We are ready for all the artists to join and make a great artistic evening for Kokkola. FEEL FREE to join and ACT.

Kokko was really happy to have personal photoshooting with Clas-Olav Slotte from KESKIPOHJANMAA

Kokko and his family will continue the fight for art. More important, the space to join is open and free for everyone. If you want to be informed, what is happening, write to

MEET ----- TALK ------ ACT


Friday, September 7, 2018

Kokko in Kokkola - Day 5

Kokko went on a meeting with artist Minttu Nikula and after half an hour there were coming more artists:

Kokko is happy to represent his new friends:

LEFT Minttu Nikula, calling herself trash artist
MIDDLE Emmi Tanskanen, working as drama teacher with some improvisational dance moves
 RIGHT Markus Spoeh, tekno musician

All together they are making a master plan for future Kokkola art scene. 

More coming soon, next meeting for all the artists is on Tuesday 11th of september from 15:00 till 18:00 in Nordic Art School

Invite yourself and make art with Kokko.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Kokko in Kokkola - Day 4

Kokko was drinking morning coffee and thinking what is left in his life. 

Is he on the right path? 

He needs to rethink his future plans.
He decided to visit Nordic Art School again and try to find some people to make some action.

Where Kokko is, there is always some action going on ... so he needs to find more people who agree that art is important in Kokkola. 

 He had a great idea to make an Open day at the Nordic Art School, where all the artists in Kokkola can meet and share coffee and ideas together.

He found a coffee book - somebody already started the idea of coffee action: ex student of art school: Kristi. Kokko contributed his art piece and is ready to meet Kristi together with all the believers of art.

If you are an artist in Kokkola, Kokko is ready to meet you.
For all the believers:
For all non believers: there is no contact, but you shall adapt, improvise and act.