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Welcome to Alternative Party, a digital culture festival and demoparty with alternative ideas and full programme with demo compos, music, special guests and exhibitions.

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Tallberginkatu 1 C 15, 00180 Helsinki

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Digitally Creative Exhibition

Art and technology Exhibition of 2010 will introduce you to space, time and media art. The Exhibition is in two parts and consists of Art Exhibition with new media art and beyond and Technology Exhibition with old computers and extraordinary machines.

Art Exhibition

Welcome to Art Exhibition Vernissage on Friday 22nd of October 6pm.

Albert and Kristina Laine

Albert Aleksanteri Laine was born in 1978 in Kotka, Finland. As a versatile artist, he expresses himself in many forms of art. His experience in the field of media spans from VJ:ing in electronic music festivals to high end commercial 3D animation. State of the art technology and his interest in past cultures blend seamlessly in his work. Albert combines traditional and the new languages of art. With an never ending appetite to perceive and learn new things, his creative brainstorming often leads in to unconventional solutions. Albert lives and works from Helsinki, Finland.

Diving deeper and deeper in to hypercomplex digital graphic art, FocusPocus-videoparadox studies the evergrowing contemporary visual language, and the concept of imaginary space. FocusPocus-videoparadox is a neverending journey in a paradox of phantasmagoric visions. A rabbithole of graphic design.

Dave Greber

David Bradford Greber is a video artist with roots in the Philadelphia area. He studied production at Middle Bucks Institute for Technology, Temple University, and Universiteit van Amsterdam. Since 2005, he has lived New Orleans where he has produced documentaries for non-profits and musical acts, regional advertisements, and three independent films. As a member of The Front artist collective, he has been producing site-specific installation art for galleries and film festivals.

As exponential technological advancement converges with the myopic goals of omnipotent capitalist systems, we will increasingly find new consumer philosophies in conflict with humanity itself. PumpkinPencil™ interprets this contemporary landscape through the filter of a corporate PR campaign.

FixC Osuuskunta

A cooperative of artists working with moving image.

Glittermouse and NE7

Glittermouse is a visual artist whose recent practice explores techniques that cross the divide between the digital and physical to discuss issues of modern city spaces. Her current work as part of the first season of TINT Arts Lab residencies looks at encouraging interaction with the urban environment and engages participants with issues of public ownership.

NE7 has been a musician in the Demoscene since the mid 90s and is currently a member of Triad, Scoopex, Rebels, DCS and Napalm. Also active in hacking and circuit bending communities, his recent projects have been featured in Future Music Magazine.

Glittermouse has recently been developing a series of installations which use multimedia to explore issues relating to the urban environment, especially those of public ownership. This has included live installations at club nights, a large scale contribution to the Art and Technology Exhibition at Alt Party 2009 and most recently a solo installation; Marking the Territory at The Link Gallery in Manchester during April 2010. This used multiple digital and analogue projections in creating an environmental response to issues of ownership in urban spaces and used traditional drawing techniques to interact with these projections on the surfaces of laser-etched objects. Current developments include responsive technologies in installed environments and objects that allow users to interact with environments in a playful way while also encouraging engagement with the issue of public ownership.

Glittermouse will have workshops during the weekend, see more information from the website:

Janne Pulkkila

Janne Pulkkila's main interests are in art and filmmaking, mainly directing and writing. Occasionally making some electronic art works.

NIXIE indicator tubes were used over 30 years ago before LCD and LED displays became available. The exhibition shows handmade retro style clocks built around NIXIE tubes.

Valmet Children

Valmet Children is an underground experimental sound & visual collective dedicated to interesting explorations into the infinite worlds of unconventional exhibits.

Transcendental meditation crosses the man-machine boundary. Biofeedback and more traditional meditation techniques come together as tools for exploring the inner cosmos.

Pedro Inkari

Pedro Inkari,Inka official indigenous representant. Wisdom keeper & messenger from the Andean indigenous community from Peru. Visionary, healer, ancestral musician and artist. Founder of TAWA International Inka Andean Platform. TAWA is an Inka cultural, ecological and Ancient wisdom platform

A workshop where we explore the technology, wisdom and visions of an ancient culture. Did the Inkas develope an ancient cosmic & space travelling technology? Where the Inkas far more advanced than us? And how did they manage to achieve such knowledge? This and many other exiting topics will be shared and presented to us, in a unique opportunity to expand our views and minds revealing the secret of this ancient codes. Pedro Inkari is here in Helsinki sharing this wisdom with us.

J-P Metsävainio

A Finnish astro photographer who's works have been published by NASA, National Geographics, Sky & Telescope, Universe Today and other high quality publications.

His photographs will be shown at the exhibition.

Technology Exhibition


Codise's computer collection

Codise's home gaming consoles & computers

A collection of several home computers ranging from DOS PCs to Commodore 64. My motivation for collecting these was that when I was younger many of my friends had games that I've really wanted to play, but I couldn't! In my faminly there was only a Commodore 64 and a 286 PC with (usually horribly slow) 16-color EGA-graphics and fuzzy PC-speaker "sound". Acquiring most of the same games today is a relatively cheap hobby.

In Alternative Party 2010 you can enjoy most the gaming machines I've collected during the last 5 years or so.

  • PC/MS-DOS: AMD 486 DX4 100 Mhz, 16 Mt RAM, some gigs of hard drive space, Hercules Dynamite 128/Video (Tseng ET600-based), Orchid Righteous 3D-accelerator (Voodoo 1-based), soundcards: Sound Blaster 16, Gravis Ultrasound MAX, Roland MT-32, network cards, TV-card, CD-ROM-drive and a 5 1/4" disk drive.
  • PC/MS-DOS: Quite standard Pentium 75 Mhz, VGA in a very small form-factor.
  • Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), 8-bit gaming console.
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), 16-bit gaming console.
  • Sega Master System, 8-bit gaming console.
  • Sega Megadrive, 16-bit gaming console.
  • Sony Playstation 2, 32-bit gaming console.
  • Commodore 64, 8-bit home computer and a popular gaming machine.


Pelikonepeijoonit - The Arctic Computer & Console Museum are attending AltParty again this year. Loosely within the theme, they will present oddities and rarities from their collection - as well as ever-popular arcade games. All games are available for visitors to play.


What is Kokomys?

Based in Turku Finland, friends of householdmusic equipment (finnish: kodinkonemusiikin ystävät) is open society for doing electronics, gadgets and experimentations. Kokomys was founded 2007 and since then has held more than 10 workshops around in Finland. Kokomys is sharing knowhow and interaction between electronic hobbiest. Kokomys tries to share ideas and practice in open source minded way. Anybody can take part on your workshops, share ideas and gain knowledge about the wonder of electronics.

jupp3's Computer collection

A collection of various older and newer computers and games consoles, some with new hardware produced on this millenium. As I started with a Commodore 64 and later upgraded to Amiga 1200, Commodore has always been the dearest. But of course there's much more than that.

At Alternative Party 2010, at least following system will be usable:

  • Commodore 64 with 2 sound chips connected to a MIDI synthesizer with mssiah cartridge.
  • Various "normal" Commodore 8-bit systems, like Vic-20, Commodore 64 and Commodore 128D, with 1541 Ultimate and MMC Replay.
  • Amiga 500, towered Amiga 1200 and a Commodore CD32.
  • Couple of older 68k macs (of course you can run MacOS also on Amiga 1200).
  • SNES and NES with PowerPak, and N64.
  • Of course that's not all, there are also few misc systems, like Sega Dreamcast and Philips NMS 8250 MSX2 with Sunrise CF-IDE and Playsoniq and a few newer games.

Cartes Flux Screening

Cartes Flux screening at Alternative Party.

Location: Symbio Manyways
Time: 14-17 in Saturday 23rd October


Cartes Flux 2010 Festival presents a selection of Finnish and international film shorts executed within the last few years. The Festival screenings take place on Thursday October 21st at Kino Tapiola Espoo, and on Saturday October 23th at Cable Factory Helsinki, as part of the Alternative Party event.

Within the film selection the majority of the artworks are either fully digitally modeled or the audiovisual material has been treated in a way that would not have been possible without the digital means. In order to bring forth a more complete spectrum of the happenings of the current New Media, the selection also includes some more traditional film or video works, where the attention is directed more towards the experiments of the narrative form rather than experimenting with the new