This text-based exposition looks at epistemic affordances embedded in the insect condition. Drawing from the scientific study of insects, my project INSECTS AMONG US sets out to fathom insects’ ephemeral existence through art works. A rich media presentation of the project is available in the RC: https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/474888/514952.
INSECTS AMONG US was exhibited at the Helsinki Uniarts Research Pavilion 2019 on Giudecca Island in Venice. The Pavilion housed a series of small-scale site-specific installations that visually and acoustically mediated the eerie life worlds of insects to human ears and eyes.
The project creates experimental settings that grant the spectator access to the process of imaging. The research develops an artist-led, empiric approach to study the sweeping repercussions that visual technologies may have in orienting the human sensorium and in underpinning our worldview.
Postdigital Epistemologies of the Photographic Image (PEPI 2019-2022) is a multidisciplinary research consortium funded by the Academy of Findland. The consortium combines psychology (Helsinki University) , visual studies (Tampere Univesity) and artistic research (Uniarts Helsinki, Academy of Fine Arts). This exposition dcuments the research activities of the part-project at Uniarts Helsinki.