Artist: Harri Laakso

This joint research cell aims at initiating processes that make societal, communal and artistic collaboration possible. The cell consists of two associated halves that collaborate with the aim to locate and disseminate shareable outcomes. Following an episodic structure, we visit each other, invite artists and activists in order to follow diverse themes, methods and concepts. We investigate spatial, temporal and performative operations and ask how they activate epistemic, aesthetic and collective processes. We are keen to alter intentions and disrupt perpetual practices.

Disruptive Processes + Artistic Intelligence Research Alternator AIRA

Artist: Maiju Loukola

Title: #truthexercises

Disruptive Processes is constituted as non-hierarchical open workshops in which knowledge is reciprocated and embodied. Our epicenter is the Temporary Agora (facilitated by Anni Laakso), a workshop, a sculptural space, an ongoing site for debate, and a potential location to set free collective un/learning processes. The other workshops are: Feminist Gathering with an ambition to form emancipatory feminist strategies (facilitated by Jaana Kokko, Sensory Experiences of Urban Space, a range of excursions in urban environments with an ambition to re-liberate authorship (facilitated by Minna Heikinaho, Pia Lindy, Paula Tella and Mari Martin), the workshop Where Did Art Go? that has an ambition to renounce art as a concept and to  embrace art as an activism (facilitated by akcg, anna kindgren & carina gunnars), the writing workshop Bodily Writings – Intertwining Perception and Writing has an ambition to act against the commodification of bodliy resources and our corporeal selves (facilitated by Lena Séraphin) and the Ringstad Cycluses, a performative lecture and a reading, writing and publishing workshop on agriculture, fantasy and realism in artistic countryside work (facilitated by Geir Tore Holm and Søssa Jørgensen).

 

Artist: Marko Karo

Artist: Anni Laakso

Title: Folly

Sculpture with purpose built entrance through window and an inner space shown at Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki, 2016. 

Found wooden material. Inner shape approx. 450 x450 x 250cm.

Installation view by Yehia Eweis.

Artistic Intelligence Research Alternator AIRA investigates a new fictiveness modulating our social facticity ever more tangibly when thematised through procecces that produce new narratives, images and constellations. Sites of inquiry are staged as temporal meeting points and events where parallel realities are negotiated in terms of a "caring building" (inviteur: Liisa Ikonen), hysterical documentary and documentary fantasies (inviteur: Susanna Helke), polychronic perspectives regarding cultural violence (inviteur: Marko Karo), adaptations inspired by Daphne du Maurier's novella and Nicolas Roeg's film Don't Look Now (inviteur: Harri Laakso), and series of daily "truth exercises" in form of spatial interventions provoked by Sebastian Brandt's The Ship of Fools (1876) and Peter Sloterdijk's Spheres trilogy, III: Foams (inviteur: Maiju Loukola). These processes are launched by the inviteurs and are open for ongoing alteration while resting in their processual form in the pavilion. The open form of AIRA is part of the group's ongoing exploration of the means of documentation, argumentation, evidence and after-thought in artistic research.

The joint research cell Disruptive Processes + AIRA

hopes to raise questions of partitioned realities and detect how they are in or out of sync. We inquire how a scope of scenarios can act simultaneously in a place where multiple layers can radiate and interact at the same instant.

 

For further information please contact:

Mari Martin, Maiju Loukola or Lena Séraphin dpairavenezia (at) gmail.com