This exhibition presents works made by the students using microscopic lenses mounted to digital cameras, and images made with a confocal microscope (with the assistance of Jaakko Timonen, Assistant Professor of Physics).
The Surface of Electricity exhibition originates from the Electric Energy in the Arts course/Aalto/UWAS Gregoire Rousseau.
The space produced by the participants finds its form based on the relation between electricity and the sensible. Electricity can materialize into movement, audio waves and light signals. Each of these manifestation can be perceived by the body through touch, ears and eyes.
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.
Presentation & Discussion Group by Stelarc at Aalto University: Zombies, Cyborgs & Chimeras. Alternate Anatomical Architectures
Join bio-artist Stelarc for a presentation and follow-up discussion to explore what we have always been and what we have already become - zombies and cyborgs. The body has already become a prosthetic body, augmented and increasingly automated. What it means to be human is perhaps not to remain human at all.
"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.
Sonic Sculpture involves the creation of objects which produce sound unified with the object's form itself, rather than having sound applied to them as a symbol or decoration. The students in this course studied various types of music instruments, Sound Art practices, and physical acoustics before fabricating their sculptures from wood, steel, rubber, electronics, and various found objects. Each work invites the audience to investigate a different side of our rich sonic world
Here you sit and you want only to wait, just to wait until there is nothing left to wait for
What is the role of artisanal making methods in our digitalized world? Aalto ARTS Design students explore the combination of digital technology and handcraft in textile print design, from visual research and sketching to the final presentation of the hand-printed works.
BoA 17': Graduate Show by Bachelors of Art in Design
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.