Who was Minna Canth?

In winter 2007, I was commissioned a sound work of Minna Canth, writer etc who lived 1844-1897. She became the first woman to get an official flagday in Finland. The work has two parts: a live performance and a piece for radio.
I recorded the material in Kuopio, on the first Minna Canth flagday 19 March, 2007, and in the beginning of June in those four towns that have street named after M.C. – Tampere, Jyväskylä, Helsinki and Kuopio. Walking the streets, I asked passers-by, who was Minna Canth? The answers became the main ingredient for both the radio work & the live performance, that took place in Kuopio on 8-9 September, 2007.

Photo: Esa Kärki