Kaapelitehdas gets its HAPPY EVER AFTER in May. The opening event will be held on Friday May 16th at 17-20:00 and you are warmly welcome to join us at the Turbiinisali of Kaapelitehdas. Happy Ever After is a media art exhibition put together by the students of Art & Tech minor study programme of Aalto University. It will run on 17.-29.5.2014.
Being so lucky, that Ravintolapäivä is taking over Helsinki on Saturday May 17th, the students will have a special Ravintolapäivä event planned for the afternoon of the 17th. What a perfect way to enjoy the art exhibition, served with snacks!
As a space, Turbiinisali provides the opportunity for large installations in the intriguing environment of an old industrial space. The projects will include for example a video face mapping to a giant statue and an analogue visualization of the electronic signals that surround us.
The Art and Technology study programme, tutored this year by Andy Best and Matti Niinimäki, focuses on media art and especially electronic art. The emphasis is on interactive artworks that are spatial, embodied, or mobile.
The exhibition is open daily at 12-18:00. No admission fee.
Turbiinisali, Kaapelitehdas, Tallberginkatu 1, 00180 Helsinki
The art pieces and student artists exhibiting at Happy Ever After:
A FORTUNE-TELLING BIRD BY JINHEE KIM
A Fortune-telling bird is the first product of my thesis, which is called Supersti+tech Project. The idea of A Fortune- telling bird is originated from the traditional Chinese fortune-telling bird, which tells one’s fortune from a card randomly picked by the bird. In my project, the robotic bird gives an answer to participant’s question, which is actually linked to the real-time Twitter and randomly chosen based on computer coding.
AN AMULET-DRAWING ROBOT BY JINHEE KIM
Amulet-drawing Robot, the second product of Supersti+tech project, is a device creating the amulet paper. Amulet was believed to protect body from devil and bring good luck if you carry it at all times. Amulet paper derives from Chinese traditional superstition and was originally drawn with chicken blood on a yellow paper. In my project, Amulet-drawing Robot draws random patterns on a yellow paper after reading participant’s palm, which actually reads electrical resistance through each participant’s body and draws random patterns based on the data with computer programming.
GHOST WHISPERS BY NIKLAS KULLSTRÖM
Ghost Whispers is a sound installation that taps into the constant stream of Internet information. It prowls the matrix searching for catastrophes, death, famine, terror and the general misery of humankind. The fleeting moments of data are chimed out on furin bells, in order to ward off the evil spirits and mark the passing of an event. The work reminds us of the constant presence of the outside world and its myriad of interactions affecting millions of lives. Everyday tragedies that are as easily lost and forgotten as yesterday’s news.
MECHANICAL CARTOON, STUDY II BY EUNYOUNG PARK
The second study project of Mechanical Cartoon, exploring the possibility of comics in the space not on the page. This is also the experiment with the movement using linkage mechanism. By this, I tried to draw a sketch of the calm but dynamic city, Helsinki.
NARCISSUS BY BÁRBARA REBOLLEDO & IAN TUOMI
An invisible burst of electromagnetic waves constantly surrounds us. This hertzian space is at the same time beautiful and terrible, unknown, yet part of our daily life. Superficially it is meaningless noise, yet it carries meaning and emotion that fascinates and fixates the gaze.
REFINED SUGAR, REFINED TASTE BY GABRIEL WONG
This project maps cartoon images onto French macarons. This project contrasts the garish colours and forms of children’s’ cartoon and the notoriously fussy, but elegant, cookie. The taste for sugar and sweetness is wired into us at a very primal level, this project hopes to contrast the values we place on childish and primal desires with the values of social class and good taste.
TEMPLE OF (YOUR)SELF BY OLLI ROMPPANEN
Humans have forever been keen to erect statues for someone important. In case of revolution they’ve often been the first victims. Most human beings wish to, by their nature, become immortal. The monument gives the exhibition visitor the experience of 15 minutes of immortality. Their faces are projected on to a monument with neutral, androgynous characteristics. For a short moment, the exhibition space will turn into a temple of (your)self.
TEKNOKUPLA BY OLLI ROMPPANEN
***LIABILITY WAIVER: The artist holds 80 shares of Nokia.***
“Teknokupla” brings back memories from the early 2000′s when ordinary people (cynically named as “tuulipuvut” by bankers and investors) queued for the shares of IT companies. Since then the value of the share of Nokia – our former national pride – has dropped from 65 e to the today’s about 6 e, which is anyway +90% within a year. My work refers to the possible stock market bubble as several market indexes have recently hit their records. The installation monitors the price of Nokia share by blowing the bubble when it lifts at Nasdaq OMX Helsinki. If the head remains quiet the market crash may have just begun…
UNNAMED BY HEUN PARK
Furniture can play role for communication with others and space. When people seat and swing their legs on the bench, this changes condition of surrounding. Also this movement suggests solution for relaxation.
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