Olonets, Russia60°59'00"N 32°58'00"E
28–30 april 2016

Uncapitals 2016 moves to the space of Karelian Olonets, one of the oldest residential places in the Russian North, where several people and cultures come together. This is a place with deep historical and mythological roots and a former key trading point for the Northern Europe.

Project team develops an old story on the cutting edge between fact and fable concerning the Olonets fortress, an unassailable wall which existed in the 17th century. Participants submerge into the space of this small Karelian town, getting acquainted with its history, lifestyle and modernity.

The artists try to rethink the surrounding reality in their own creative way: street artists are working with surfaces within the town; musicians, inspired by the pastoral landscape of Olonets, are recording a regular collaborative set-list for the project; a joint team of journalists, IT-developers and graphic designers are creating an Internet platform olonets.online

Olonets, Russia
Media platform
Direction 1/3
8 Participants + 1 Expert
Expert Russia Alexey Ivanovsky
Participant Russia Andrey Keske
Participant Russia Andrey Shunkin
Participant Norway Joakim Andre Bråtalien
Participant Russia Katya Burceva
Participant Finland Laura Jantunen
Participant Finland Lauri Leinonen
Participant Russia Natasha Andreeva
Participant Sweden Tim Andersson
Olonets, Russia
Direction 2/3
10 Participants + 1 Expert
Expert Sweden Molly Nilsson
Participant Russia Aleksandr Medvedev
Participant Norway Andreas Fagertun
Participant Russia Andrey Gaiduk
Participant Finland Johanna Laurila
Participant Finland Juho Rekilä
Participant Denmark Louis Nørgaard
Participant Russia Pavel Sbrodov
Participant Russia Svetlana Matveeva
Participant Russia Vadim Pantin
Participant Russia Zhanna Papikyan
Olonets, Russia
Public Art
Direction 3/3
11 Participants + 1 Expert
Expert Russia Sergey Ovseikin
Participant Russia Andrey Ptitsyn
Participant Sweden Anton Backe
Participant Norway Humle Rosenkvist
Participant Norway Thea Meinert
Participant Norway Terje Grimen
Participant Finland Salla Ikonen
Participant Norway Per Ellef Eltvedt
Participant Russia Aleksandr Chizhov
Participant Finland Jutta Kivilompolo
Participant Russia Pavel Zhukauskas
Participant Russia Taisia Anisimova
Uncapitals team
Manager Russia Anna Kuts
Manager Russia Ivan Afanasyev
Manager Russia Inna Fedorova
Manager Sweden Johan Berglund
Principal Russia Oleg Khadartsev
Principal Russia Zhanna Guzenko
Volunteer Norway Maria Kotlyachkova
Volunteer Russia Vyacheslav Krasnov
Volunteer Russia Daria Beskorsaya
Video Sweden Jim Sandstén
Photo Sweden Rickard Trombati