Hei homo! / Hello Homo!

Jaakko Pesonen, Mika Lumi Tuomola, Tania Rodriquez Garcia

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formArtefactSolo art production

Abstract

Interactive video installation in urban public spaces & gallery (in Finnish with English subtitles) http://crucible.mlog.taik.fi/productions/homo/ “Guess how I knew you were a homo?” Three characters present online comments on homosexuality as tragicomic everyday beliefs and offer you a personal encounter with prejudice. The artistic research production investigates how to represent and narrate online content in public space in order to reveal prejudice underneath the mainstream of legal and sociocultural acceptance of minorities. The research questions include the audiovisual dramatisation and production of the content, user presence sensitive interactive and generative media narrative, and public place installation design in various contexts. The tour: - London, East Greenwich Community Festival (work-in-progress showing) 4.8.2012 - Helsinki Festival’s Night of the Arts (opening) 23-24.8.2012 - Budapest PLACCC 2012 Festival, 21-24.9. - Helsinki Forum Box (gallery opening) 28.9.-21.10.2012 Credits: Idea & concept: Jaakko Pesonen & Mika ‘Lumi’ Tuomola Realisation, direction & design: Jaakko Pesonen Actors: Sara Paavolainen, Vera Kiiskinen & Laura Birn Technical interaction design & realisation: Rasmus Vuori & Andy Best Editing: Samu Kuukka Make-up & hair: Mari Tuisku Production: Crucible Studio (artistic dir. Mika ‘Lumi’ Tuomola, production manager Tania Rodriguez Garcia), Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Media / Media Lab Helsinki, as a part of the City Noises EU Culture project that has been funded with support from the European Commission: City Noises, the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, The Finnish Cultural Foundation and the City Sets World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 project: City Sets. THANKS to Antti Eho, Maureen Thomas, Ilpo Kari, Pekka Salonen, Riikka Pelo, Maikki Vierumäki, Johanna Leinonen, Anna Arsniva, Lily Diaz & All Helpful Homo Sapiens Involved.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeF1 Published independent work of art

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