The conflicting situations that are the starting point of my work are communicated using different media, mainly photographs, videos and objects. I use these elements so as to create discrete levels or planes behind or in front of the pictorial surface. The aim is to infuse the image with depth, liveliness and three-dimensionality so as to make it seem more real both to me and its eventual viewers; another aim is that it would enable me to share the original conflicting situations with the viewer. My term for the final works installed in a gallery or some other venue is ‘situation sculpture’.

Recent Exhibitions

THE TRAFFIC OF COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE IN SICILY 2018


 

 

THE TRAFFIC OF COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE IN SICILY

- Collective Intelligence artists at Manifesta 5x5x5 and Fondazione Orestiadi

 

Collective Intelligence is an artist group based in Finland, who organises a series of deep-

dive sessions, encounters where artists, thinkers and activists work on parallel and shared

projects, influencing each other in a convivial frame. The participants work on experimental

and trans-disciplinary projects.

Collective Intelligence is currently engaged in three different projects in Sicily:

Collective Intelligence in KaOZ; Growing a Language at Fondazione Orestiadi; and IL

TRAFFICO at the section of 5x5x5 selected artists at Manifesta12, The planetary garden -

Cultivating Coexistence.

Collective Intelligence participants are Antti Ahonen (FI), Ionas Amelung (DE), Alan Bulfin

(IE/FI), Erika De Martino (IT/FI), Johanna Fredriksson (FI), Jytte Hill (DE), Egle Oddo

(IT/FI), Marjatta Oja (FI), Saša Nemec (SI), Leonardo Ruvolo (IT) and Timo Tuhkanen (FI).

 

COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE IN KAOZ – exhibition and events

June 23 - July 7 2018, open Tue-Sat, 10:00-12:00 and 17:00-19:00

Opening: Friday, June 22 at 19:00

Dimora OZ gallery, via Francesco Riso, 55 (Piazza Magione), 90100 Palermo.

Collective Intelligence takes part of KaOZ a project curated by Andrea Kantos and

organised by Dimora OZ association for Manifesta12 Collateral Events.

To follow the curatorial approach, Collective Intelligence brings an experimental proposal

focusing on relational art, placemaking, site-specific and community-specific elements.

The works are presented indoors at Dimora OZ project space and outdoors in Piazza

Magione.

 

http://kaoz.dimoraoz.it/portfolio/collective-intelligence/

 

GROWING A LANGUAGE – residency, exhibition and events

July 7 – September 2 2018

Opening on Friday, July 6 at 18:30

Fondazione Orestiadi, Baglio Di Stefano, Contrada Salinella, 91024 Gibellina TP.

Collective Intelligence works in residency at Fondazione Orestiadi between May 21 – July

21. Growing a Language is a trans-disciplinary project conceived by Collective Intelligence

for the Orestiadi Foundation and La Lunga Notte del Contemporaneo. It includes an

artistic residency leading up to an exhibition in Il Museo Delle Trame Mediterranee and a

series of performances in Gibellina and its surrounding regions.

http://www.fondazioneorestiadi.it/residenze-darte-di-collective-intelligence-growing-a-

language/

 

IL TRAFFICO –- residency and open studio

Manifesta12 Biennial

October 4 – November 4 2018

Palermo. The venue will be announced later, please check www.collectiveintelligence.fi

Collective Intelligence group was selected as participant artist at the 5x5x5 program of

Manifesta12, with their proposal IL TRAFFICO. IL TRAFFICO is a residency with open

studio and a public display focusing on experimental methods for consensus and

enhancing local ongoing processes.

Conventions and norms are best expressed and embodied in traffic; crowds become

amplified sonically and in motion and weight streets form nodes, networks, and bottle-

necks. Mental states adjust to speed, awareness awakens and driving often is a state in

which self-reflection and auto-poesia emerge. To meet this urban bloodstream, Collective

Intelligence looks at how a meshed space for emerging relationships acts as a location for

knowledge creation rather than product development or production.

More information:

http://m12.manifesta.org

www.collectiveintelligence.fi

Funders: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture

AVEK, Frame Contemporary Art Finland

Partners: Fondazione Orestiadi, Dimora Oz gallery, Manifesta12, Finnish Embassy in

Rome, Comune di Gibellina, Myymälä2 gallery, Koelse, Pixelache networks, Pro AV.

Follow us on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/collectiveintelligence2016/

Instagram: @collectiveintelligence_art

Press pictures:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/a1aiipuvtfr806i/AAAnRlm3JfVAoOiUBRgC6GZ-a?dl=0

 

 

www.collectiveintelligence.fi

LOCAL ENERGY - NIGHT OF THE ARTS PROGRAMME 

Thu Aug 24, 12 am-10 pm 

 

PIENENERGIA art exhibition

Art works by Antti Maasalo, Egle Oddo, Kristina Sedlerova and Justin Tyler Tate. 

Ajatus archive (Archive of Thoughts).

Compiled by Marjatta Oja.

* Venetsia building, 1st floor, 12am-10 pm.

 

LOCAL ENERGY PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Artists and scholars will tackle the topic of energy from various angles, from those of emphaty, psyche and art making. The language of the panel is Finnish.

1.00 pm - Lapinlahden Lähde

1.15 pm - Introductions

Petri Ruikka, Mari Keski-Korsu and Maarit Laihonen: Regenerative Notes – Reflecting and Developing Empathetic Practices in Post-Fossil World

Riikka Stewen and Mikko Salmela: Psyche and Energy

Hanna Johansson and visual artist Katarina Reuter: Everyday energy need

3.30 pm - Coffee break & Performance “Ark of Seeds - Arboretum Corporis" by Egle Oddo

4.30 pm - Panel discussion, moderated by Hanna Johansson.

* Venetsia building, 2nd floor, 1 pm-6 pm.

 

KINOBOX OBSCURA PRESENTS: KO SILVERSHADOW MARK 2

The artists transport two spectators at a time in a mobile pinhole camera (camera obscura) attached to a moving bike. The landscape of the route is projected for the spectators to view in 3D and in color, without using any electricity. 

* Departures in front of Venetsia building, 6 pm-10 pm 

 

FOUR VARIATIONS ON CONSUMMATION OF ELECTRICITY

What does the annual consummation of electricity in a flat in Helsinki sound like? In a sound artwork commissioned by Local Energy art event, musicians interpret the consummation graphics of electrical energy and produce four variations of them with the least possible energy. The live performance takes its final form in collaboration with the audience.

Seppo Kantonen, oration, walking, iPad

Arttu Partinen, cassette deck and effects

Liisa Nassir Tolonen, production

* Performances at 6.30 pm & 8.30 pm (duration 50 min)

 

Free admission to all events – Welcome!

Organised by Local Energy workgroup.

Supported by Arts Promotion Centre Finland and City of Helsinki.

In partnership with Lapinlahden Lähde.

and

"Jälkiä maisemassa ja maiseman jälki" - Ajauksia-ryhmän vetämiä kokemuksellisia kävelyretkiä Helsingin Lapinlahdessa. / 

"Marks in the view and a trace of the landscape" - Experimental walks by Ajauksia group in Lapinlahti, Helsinki.

PE / FRI 25.8 klo / at 12-15

LA / SAT 26.8 klo / at 19-22

SU / SUN 27.8 klo / at 8-11

Lähtö Venetsia-rakennuksen edestä. Seuraa opasteita. /

Departure in front of Venetsia building. Follow the signs.

Ehdotamme erilaisia tulokulmia paikan kokemiselle ja kehollisen energian pohdiskelulle. / We will suggest a variety of different angles to experience a place and to approach body energy.

Mitä on kehollinen energia ja miten sitä syntyy? /

What is body energy and how is it generated?

Mitä kokemuksen heilahdus, avautuminen, rajautuminen, kerrostuma, herkistymä tuottavat? / What does a swing, opening, bounding, sediment, sensation of experience produce?

Kävelyn kesto on 2,5-3 tuntia. / 

Duration of the walk is 2,5-3 hours.

Pukeudu sään mukaan ja ota oma kuppi mukaan / Dress by the weather and bring your own cup with you!

Retket ovat osa ArtsEqual -hanketta ja Lähienergia-tapahtumaa 22.8.-3.9.2017, Helsinki. / The excursions are part of ArtsEqual -project and Local Energy Art Event organised 22.8.-3.9.2017 in Helsinki.

The exhibiton is compiled by Marjatta Oja:

"Pienenergia (Small Scale Energy) Exhibition is dealing with human size energy. The selected art works do not consume energy more than their authors can produce. In other words, the works are human size and have been produced mainly for domestic space and use, often constructed by hand, as tools for private use. Being economically 'unprofitable' they have been left to develop in peace. In these works the artists, many of whom work on their art persistently without support, have preserved their innovations, ideas and dreams."

In the exhibiton Oja launches the Ajatus Archive (Archive of Thoughts), an on-going project for archiving artists’, thinkers’ and inventors’ ideas, which have emerged from the desire to improve our relation to our environment and nature. The archive will consist of art works, projects and ideas that have not yet been presented, got enough attention, or people do not know about them. The first parts of the Ajatus Archive project will be launched in Pienenergia exhibition.

The publicized information:

Pienenergia-exhibition, Tue 22 August 2017 at 5 pm

Venetsia-building in Lapinlahti former psychiatric clinic (Lapinlahdentie 1, 00180 Helsinki)

In the exhibition, I have asked for works from artists, who in their artistic work examine our relationship to worrying everyday phenomena, such as mass production, conspicuous consumption, incremental waste, energy production and its commercialization, conflicts and how time concerns us.

Individual artists, thinkers and designers invent all the time things, which could help and improve on our cohabitation with each other and the nature – sometime even solve big problems. However, often individual thoughts get buried under louder media, big institutions and spectacles.

I have collected art works by four artists and ideas by more than ten artsists, designers and thinkers in a small exhibiton space – an old storeroom for linen in the former Lapinlahti psychiatric clinic in Helsinki. The first open call for ideas for the Ajatus Archive (An Archive of Thoughts) did not spark anyone, but when I contacted people personally, I got an excited response. Thank you for all the participants! This is an example of what is important also at this moment... human size energy, interpersonality and mutual communication.

The artists and the artworks presented in the exhibition:

Antti Maasalo: TV-chair, 2017 Installation

Egle Oddo: Ark of Seeds - Arboretum Corporis, 2017
Installation and performances August 22 at 6 pm & August 24 at 3.30 pm

Justin Tyler Tate: (re)Construction Manual, 2016
The manual and a selection of the content of the book mounted on the wall

Kristina Sedlerova: no time, 2017
Sculpture (orbicular rock) outside and an A4 print on the wall in the exhibition space.

Programme of Pienenergia exhibition opening

(re)Construction Manual

Performance Ark of Seeds - Arboretum Corporis by Egle Oddo at 6 pm.

The opening of the Pienenergia exhibition is the first event of Lähienergia–Local Energy art event organised in Lapinlahti, Helsinki 22.8.-3.9.2017.
More information
www.facebook.com/LahienergiaLocalenergy.
The event is organised by Lähienergia/Local Energy -workgroup, and supported by

Arts Council of Finland and City of Helsinki. In partnership with Lapinlahden Lähde. 

 


Excavations-exhibition, at the Gallery Saariaho Järvenpää, Opening of the exhibition 24.5.2017, Wellcome!

The exhibition features work by three artists who reflect on the urban space around the Viiskulma intersection in Helsinki. This landmark site, where five streets cross, demarcates the border between two historically opposing neighbourhoods; inner city development has resulted in a shifting of the economic specificities of the area where a once working class neighbourhood buttressed an affluent one.

The unique layout of the five-corner intersection is referred to in the works in the exhibition. Shoji Kato’s sculpture invoking a miniature landscape suggests a prehistoric geography of hills and passes that led to the unorthodox tracing of the city streets. Marjatta Oja’s video installation or situation sculpture, as she calls her works, uses five channels to present multiple viewpoints on the intersection as told first-hand in interviews with its residents. The ongoing history of the neighbourhood is a background for these accounts suggesting that the urban transformations are outlived and superseded by the everyday lives of those inhabiting it. Kato’s geographical tracings, the rubbings of cobblestones and and a photograph of an abandoned quarry, suggest the passage of time and the passing of inhabitants moulding the landscape and shifting the urban setting. Urban transformation is likewise evoked by Paul Landon’s cardboard and wood reliefs of cinema interiors; the disappearance of local cinemas, characterised by the marquee sign of the Merano, a cinema closed over a decade ago, that remains an architectural feature of the intersection, is a symptom of the changing social functions that built space undergoes in the city.

 

While drawing no conclusions as to the possible futures for the Viiskulma neighbourhoods, Kato, Landon and Oja look to its complex presences and pasts to reflect on its potential.