14 Mar 2019


Post-Fossil Transition Project: Learning Circle 3/2019

HIAP and Mustarinda’s next learning circle will take place at HIAP Suomenlinna Studios hosted by Brussels–based multidisciplinary artist Marjolijn Dijkman. Marjolijn is in residence at HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme in April 2019. During her residency, she will be working on an upcoming exhibition with HIAP as well as an installation for the Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale. On the 3rd of April, she will give an artist talk at Publics.

On the 5th of April, on the evening of the New Moon, we will gather at Marjolijn’s studio at HIAP to hear about her multidisciplinary and collaborative practice.

We will briefly discuss the historical Lunar Society and its relevance to how we perceive questions that concerned this 18th-century group at present.

Marjolijn will introduce the collaborative research project ‘On-Trade-Off’, initiated by Enough Room for Space and Picha (Lubumbashi, D.R. Congo) that revolves around energy and the environmental, social, and economic implications of the extraction and processing of Lithium specifically in D.R. Congo, a vital raw material needed for the global production of Green Energy.

The gathering will conclude with a Solarpunk reading session, with a special focus on texts originating from the South American context.

The event will be hosted by Marjolijn and HIAP Associate Curator Jenni Nurmenniemi, within the framework of the post-fossil transition project.

Location HIAP Suomenlinna Studios, Susisaari
Date & time Friday, April 5, 2019, at 6 PM (please take the 17:20 ferry from Market Square)
Registration for the eventpofo@hiap.fi (as space is limited, we would ask you to register in advance)

We look forward to seeing you in Suomenlinna!

Marjolijn Dijkman
Marjolijn Dijkman’s practice evolves from a wide spectrum of interests, with works ranging in media with appropriated aspects from culture and science, which are often entangling different temporalities and geographies. Her works can be seen as a form of science – fiction; partly based on facts and research but often brought into the realm of fiction, abstraction and speculation. Dijkman is the co-founder of Enough Room for Space, an interdependent art organisation initiating experimental research projects and exhibitions.

Post-Fossil Transition Project by HIAP and Mustarinda
The learning circle is part of the collaborative project of Mustarinda and HIAP functioning as a platform for mapping out interests and concerns together, forming alliances, creating a toolbox for a better future and finding ways to share the post-fossil practices and putting them into action on a daily basis. The project is funded by Kone Foundation.