Sounds from Finland exhibition consists of four installations representing different aspects of Finnish nature and culture. Visitors are exposed to sensorial and playful experiences through audiovisual technology.
luonto (nature) installation combines unique and vibrating forest sounds and soundscapes together with photographs. kivikasa (sauna stoves) spreads over the Atrium and introduces the mystical and subtle sounds of sauna. It presents moving sounds of fire, water and steam on a custom-made loudspeaker surface. polku (path) is an interactive interpretation of a path that lets the visitors explore different kinds of soundscapes one step at a time. leija (kite) is a multimedia simulator that recreates the experience of flying a kite and demonstrates a set of natural forces.
Together these reinterpretations form a sensory experience that goes beyond the exhibited objects. Sonic experiences open up new perspectives on the traditional elements of Finnishness/ Finnish life and makes us see the nature differently.
The exhibition’s digital technology installations are created by seven Aalto University New Media master (MA) students from the Media Lab Helsinki, a unit of the department of Media at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. The students are: Jairo Acosta, Juan Duarte Regino, Kirsi Ihalainen, Saku Kämäräinen, Ari-Pekka Leinonen, Johanna Rotko and Valtteri Wikström. The visual identity of the Exhibition is designed by Kiia Beilinson from The Media Department’s Graphic Design bachelor (BA) program.
The exhibition is supervised by Shinji Kanki, visiting lecturer, composer, sound artist.