As an exercise, an outdoor showroom was set up for the Old City Gulf of Helsinki. The exhibition consisted of individual, paved pavilions of about 30 square meters in size, free of terrain. The theme of each pavilion is the creepy sensation of the scene or the natural element, such as the view, sound, water, daylight rotation or vegetation. The Pavilion was placed in a freely agreed area. The pavilion had to be covered, and its surrounding environment was also covered and covered. The assignment was designed and implemented by casting groups of 4 to 5 people on a scale of 1:10.
"Nowness is a dynamic relation between the past and the future. The present isn't present! It doesn't exist, at least not like that. No being lives in a now. The form of a thing, its appearance, is the past. The essence of a thing, its being, is the future."
(Timothy Morton: Humankind - Solidarity with Nonhuman People. p.78-79. 2017).
The exhibition is a result of a seminar focusing on rituals of commemoration as acts of actualisation. In collaborative processes we started to analyse the functioning and structure of hegemonic discourses and systems of representation.
The exhibition puts forward a participatory approach to site-specficity within the Maarintie 8 building. The project began with a request to those working in the building: could they suggest a site of significance in the wider Uusimaa region? Significance could comprise diverse meanings: it could indicate a place that might be ingrained in their memory or routine, or a place of appreciation or aversion.
Here you sit and you want only to wait, just to wait until there is nothing left to wait for
An art project Social Fabric of Migration by Varvara Zhemchuzhnikova, a textile artist and designer who graduated from the Fashion and Collection Design programme at Aalto University in 2017, was exhibited in the Harald Herlin Learning Centre on May 5 – May 26, 2017.
Carmel Köster is a Berlin-based choreographer and dance artist exploring the relationship between movement, sound, culture and how personal experience is expressed through dance. Her practice operates at the intersection of video, sound and performance, and she has been teaching and working in Europe since 2007.