Tango Finlandes is a site specific environmental art project which took place in Buenos Aires during November 2007. Finnish tango dancing was filmed during the Seinäjoki Tango Festival (2007) and projected as a mural onto a wall in central Buenos Aires. Finnish tango music was played on a car strereo next to the projection. The aim of the project was to explore tango as a phenomenon through which it was possible to examine the character of the environment and the different societies in which it had evolved in. What does tango reveal about Finland and Argentina? What is the character of Finnish tango and how can it be communicated through art? How is it be possible to capture the spirit of Finnish tango and take it back to its origins? What reactions will this raise in Buenos Aires?
The documentary video of the installation can be downloaded here: