Different Species

Joonas Siren, Milka Luhtaniemi

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproductionpeer-review

    Abstract

    Different species is a spatial poem and a digital video installation. The installation consists of poetic fragments – written by Luhtaniemi and composed by a programming language – shown on LCD screens. The poems composed by programs are generated into chance compositions and generate visual and kinetic poetry on the screens.

    Different species refers to the question of whether some other way of being a human could be perceived behind, in place of, or between the human parts. The fragmentary and emergent poetics of the work map out this possibility of different ways of being.

    The text moving by means of a kinetic poem is programmed into 2D and 3D environments, allowing the textual movement to appear in two different ways. One location in the work is the sea and an archipelago: water, landscape and sun are programmed into digital space. The installation also includes a printed publication of poetry, and the exhibition visitors are welcome to read it while watching the video.

    The spatial nature of the work includes a sound installation utilising a so-called soundshower speaker. Ultrasonic technology allows sound to be heard very subtly only at a specific point in the room.

    The work is Siren’s and Luhtaniemi’s third collaboration and first joint exhibition. Previous joint works are the performances BLÄNK (2017) and OFF (2018). The completion of the work has been supported by Arts Promotion Centre.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationHelsinki
    PublisherForum Box
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2021
    MoE publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art
    EventDifferent Species - Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: 23 Jul 202115 Aug 2021
    https://forumbox.fi/en/exhibition/5496/

    Field of art

    • Contemporary art
    • Composition

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