I used to listen to Britney Spears
Opening: Saturday 1st of December, 19:00
1- 4 December 18:00 - 20:30
5 December 17:00 - 19:30
6-7 December: 18:00 - 20:00
8 December 14:00 - 16:00
FB event: https://web.facebook.com/events/748815755481838/
I used to listen to Britney Spears is a documentary project, in which gender issues in the Finnish heavy metal scene are studied. What is the female perspective towards the heavy metal scene in Finland? Are women tolerated or included? How does sexism manifest itself within this community? What is the position of this subculture within the mainstream? And can we get rid of the stereotypes connected to it?
The project focuses on four women who are strongly connected with the scene through their hobbies, profession and lifestyle. Through I used to listen to Britney Spears we get to know how they became a metalhead, what metal means to them and the experience of being a woman in the Finnish heavy metal scene.
Laureline Tilkin-Franssens (b. 1991) lives and works in Helsinki. Her works are often based on the concept of identity. Tilkin-Franssens’ interests include photography, music, and the heavy metal subculture where she is also working in. She mainly works with photography, and moving image. Tilkin-Franssens received her Master of Fine Arts degree form Catholic University College Limburg in 2014, as well as from Aalto University in 2017. She has taken part in various festivals, group exhibitions and solo exhibitions in Belgium and Finland ever since 2010.