Painting Energies Podcast

Janne Halme*, Bart Vandeput (Bartaku)

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formPerformanceArt in coproduction


Painting Energies is a podcast about light, colour, plants, microbes, and electrical energy. Eleven conversations with invited guests explore their relations, and our relations to them, through a dialogue across science, technology, art and philosophy.

The topics of the conversations emerge from a transdiscplinary artscience research process that took place in Aalto University since 2017 and led to creation of a unique solar panel painting. In the artwork, plant-based colorants hand-painted on glass convert light to electricity while interpreting the colours and patterns of an iconic painting by J.M.W. Turner. In the process of making and thinking, we came across many observations and questions that we wish to share with you through moments of focus and joyful reflection.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAalto University
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sept 2021
MoE publication typeF2 Partial implementation of a work of art or performance


  • podcast
  • art science
  • transdisciplinarity
  • solar energy
  • colour
  • painting

Field of art

  • Contemporary art


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