29 May 2023


Research Pavilion #5 Exhibition at Gallery Augusta

Research Pavilion #5 Exhibition

Dates 5 June – 21 June
Opening times: 12.00-19.00 Mon-Fri, 12.00-18.00 Sat, closed on Sundays.
Location HIAP Gallery Augusta, Suomenlinna,

Opening event on Monday 5 June, 17:00 onwards.

Works by artists from the Research Pavilion #5 residency programme, curated by Taru Elfving.

Artists: Sara Bédard-Goulet, Damien Beyrouthy, Elena Biserna, Sara Blosseville, Toni Brell, Nicky Coutts, Camila Florez-Fernández, Adam Kaasa, Anastasia Khodyreva, Neill Lin, Elena Mazzi, Vincent Roumagnac, Hannah Rowan, Agata Ruchlewicz-Dzianach, Barbara Sanchez Barroso, Noora Sandgren, Tim Shaw, Jaceks Smolicki, Angeliki Tzortzakaki, Jessica Wiesner

Featured projects:

Common SenseSara Bédard-Goulet and Damien Beyrouthy’s project builds on epistemological and artistic practices to propose different situations to puzzle over a set of images from the internet that have no apparent relationship between them.

Walk­ing Fes­ti­val of Sound: The transdisciplinary event by the artists Jacek Smolicki, Tim Shaw and Elena Biserna explores the role of walking through and listening to our everyday surroundings.

Chil­dren of Com­post: phys­i­cal and con­cep­tual hu­mus shaped into a fanzine: Sara Blosseville’s project is about retracing the material history of her female elders through sculpture. It explores the idea of our shared kind as a fertile humus, including the other species and the materiality surrounding us in generational heritage, which make us and the future world, as much as other humans.

Night Boats: The case of Golden Princess: Toni Brell and Angeliki Tzortzakaki will tell stories of socio-geo-ecological entanglements through the fictionalised setting of a night boat, inspired by the multilayered history of the Finlandia cruise ship that between 1975 and 1988 sailed around the Baltic Sea under different identities.

Weather Stop Fic­tion Stop: The Fiction Group – Adam Kaasa, Nicky Coutts and Jessica Wiesner – writes to prompts as its art fiction method.

Obreras: Camila Flores Fernandez’s work was born out of her anthropological research and collective art creation with Afroperuvian women peasant (field) workers of the community of El Carmen, Chincha, Southern coastal Peru.

Slip­pery The­o­ries of To­geth­er­ness: A Sonic Propo­si­tion: Hannah Rowan’s and Anastasia (A) Khodyreva’s research and material practices look at the phase change in matter, particularly ice and other water phases, to think about how slipperiness relates to durational, relational, and response-able practice of togetherness.

The Wa­ter Car­ries me: Neill Lin asks what is an eco-feminist approach towards the architecture of water. What are alternative stories of water in trans-national cultural bodies? What space can water inspire?

Look­ing at com­plex ge­o­gra­phies through posthu­man vi­su­al­i­ties – The Po­lar Silk Road: Elena Mazzi asks how posthuman visualities can bring to light the deep environmental, social, political and economic changes that are currently affecting the Arctic regions.

Data Ocean The­atre / Tragedy & the God­dexxes / VII. Ex­o­dos: Vincent Roumagnac’s project aims at scenographically exploring the troubles of the – climatic, technological, affective – contemporary collective condition of “submersion”, and at generating a poetic understanding of the phenomena, and – hopefully – a collective solace through art and research.

en­tan­gle­ment: Agata Ruchlewicz Dzianach asks at which point, as humans, we have forgotten that we are part of nature. For this purpose, she will create a haptic archive where the textures of the human skin and the fragments of the natural environment are juxtaposed and mixed losing their origins.

The Holo­biont That There­fore I Am: Bárbara Sánchez Barroso wants to tell a new evolutionary story, in which emerging, more profound relationships with animals and other more-than-human entities could be established.

Maasuhteita: Noora Sandgren tutkii maasuhteita erilaisten kehojen yhteisaineenvaihduntaan keskittyen.

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Please also have a look at the FULL LIST OF RP #5 EVENTS

More details also available on Uniarts Research Pavilion #5 main site