PLACCC 2012: City Noises

Mika Lumi Tuomola, Jaakko Pesonen, Tania Rodriquez Garcia

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproduction


SZÖVETSÉG’39 (HU) - CRUCIBLE STUDIO (FI) - RAVENSBOURNE & STREAM (UK) CITY NOISES Szövetség '39 Association of Artists (Anna Baróthy, Melinda Bozsó, Csenge Kolozsvári) Ágoston Nagy 'Stc', interaction designer Hajnal Szolga 'Szaffi', production manager, photographer NO DISTANCE . NO CONTACT. The interactive sound-installation investigates people’s interactions in a given public space. The aim of the project is to present the changes of non-perceptible energy field between two persons via aural perception and to involve local communities in discovering space and each other. People, who take part in the installation, experience a complex, sensual sound field that has a special, constantly changing pattern. Participants can influence this pattern through proximity to other users.The installation also serves as a travelling circus: the sound content is adapted to the given location and speaks to the local community about the hidden aspects of their life. Crucible Studio HELLO, HOMO! The audiovisual installation offers a tragicomic experience of people’s stereotypes about minorities in urban communities. Three archetypically Finnish women of three successive generations comment passers-by with homophobic notions, varying between clichés drawn from media, „science” and various belief systems. With the hidden help of technics, the women try to catch the people’s attention in order to share their thoughts. Realisation, direction & design: Jaakko Pesonen Idea & concept: Jaakko Pesonen & Mika ‘Lumi’ Tuomola 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. Ravensbourne (Evan Raskob) CROSS-SQUAWK Cross-Squawk is an art installation investigating the unspoken ideas of social class in the UK, Helsinki and Budapest and how they reveal themselves in the patterns of communication across different social groups and classes in London's public spaces. Modeled on the territorial songs of city birds such as sparrows, the installation consists of a modified tree in a public space mounted with a collection of sound-emitting bird sculptures with birdsong recorded from UK residents of differing socioeconomic backgrounds. Stream DANCING TALES / PUBLIC PLACES TO HIDDEN SPACES A promenade dance-theatre duet with an augmented sound experience. Birds, webs, night skies, maps, strange happenings, a dance of death all appear as red string threads through an imagined and urban landscape. Images, fleeting narratives and familiar tales appear as the journey unfolds and reveals a story of its own. Dancers: Sophie Arstall & Elizabeth Barker Sound Designer/Composer: Michele Panegrossi
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art

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