Media artist and researcher Heidi Tikka’s works often explore the interfaces between affect and technology, the private and the public. Her context-specific and site-specific installations often involve participatory processes, placing the spectator in a performative, embodied relation with the work.
The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York is looking for Finnish visual arts (art, design, architecture) professionals to participate in MOBIUS, a fellowship program that enables transatlantic mobility and collaborative practices, and supports long-lasting professional relationships.
Over the past decade, artist Pilvi Takala has developed an intriguing body of work, which dismantles established conventions created within particular, usually closed social environments. Her works explore and blur the artist's identity, while being also sociological studies on human behaviour. Takala is starting her 6-month residency period at ISCP in January 2015.
Art censorship, writes artist Terike Haapoja, has always been a canary in a coal mine of entering a totalitarian order. The censorship of art under the order of privatization is soft, seductive. It lures us to mistake the high of carbon dioxide as the euphoria of real freedom.