Sounds From Finland – in Tokyo, Japan

Sounds From Finland, Media Lab Helsinki Student Exhibition May 1-6, 2014 at Spiral Building, Tokyo, Japan The 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. The Luonto (nature) installation combines unique and vibrating forest sounds and soundscapes together with photographs, timelapse videos and collages. Polku (path) is an interactive interpretation of a path that lets the visitors explore various soundscapes, one step at a time. Kivikasa (sauna stoves) is spread throughout the Spiral Hall Atrium and introduces the mystical and subtle sounds of sauna. It presents moving sounds of fire, water and steam through a custom-made loudspeaker surface. Finally the Leija (kite) multimedia simulator 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 and Finnish life and enable us to see 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, 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. Contact: Pipsa Asiala, Producer Media Lab Helsinki, Aalto University pipsa.asiala@aalto.fi +358 50 3684688 JAJEcK7