Mia Makela (photo: Hilja Mustonen)
Mia Makela, Into the Wild, Video still, Single channel, 2021.
Mia Makela, Looking for Mr.Blue, Installation, Kunsthalle Seinäjoki 2020.
Mia Makela is a Finnish multidisciplinary artist and cultural historian.
In her research-based practice she explores more-than-human life, mixing academic theory, science and deep ecology. Makela’s latest works are video installations, but she has also led expeditions, created an audio guide, participatory works, performed visuals and written publications. Makela, internationally acknowledged pioneer in the field of live cinema, has shown her work and lectured all over the globe.
During the residency I will continue my research on bee vision and “flower power” for a video installation, which is part of the opening exhibition “New Imaginations on the Relationship between Human – Art – Nature” to be held in the autumn of 2022 at the new art museum in Tammisaari. I will be also working on a long-term project on minerals and create “rock prints”.
Bringing focus into our non-human co-habitants (VIBs -Very Important Beings) has been my mission as an artist for over 10 years.
Mia Makela’s residency is part of the HIAP Residency Programme for Finnish and Finland-based artists and art professionals.