Space Invaders IV - Heterotopia

Anna Jensen (Curator), Eliisa Suvanto (Curator)

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproduction


Space Invaders is an ongoing project created and curated by Anna Jensen and Eliisa Suvanto. Annually the event takes over an abandoned location and brings visual art, performance, music and research together. Space Invaders is now organized for the fourth time. Each year the aim is to build something special and both time and site specific; something which can never reappear exactly the same. Space Invaders IV - Heterotopia will be once again reclaiming an empty space in suburban area, this time in Matinkylä, Espoo. The theme for the 4th Space Invaders is based on Michel Foucault’s essay “Of Other Spaces: Utopias and Heterotopias” from 1967, where Foucault names the space to be the most important contemporary story. Foucault points out the important question asking if there is enough space for everyone, but also questions the relations between differents places and the space.

The physical space is always crucial for Space Invaders but at the same time the situations that become present and visible through the works of art are just as important. One key element is to make art and exhibitions more accessible for people who don’t consider themselves as the typical audience for art or culture. Space Invaders is not afraid of taking risks and jumping into the unknown and while doing so, encouraging others to join in. Like previous years the emphasis will be on site-specific installations, interventions and performance art.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2016
MoE publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art


  • Art
  • Contemporary Art
  • Site-specific Art
  • Exhibition


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