Photo: Ronya Hirsma
Taina Riikonen

SAMA Open Lectures: Taina Riikonen

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 17:30 to 19:00
Theatre Academy, Auditorium 1
Open Lecture
Free entry

SAMA Open Lectures: What’s possible in sound? is a series of presentations by four artists who have been invited by Uniarts Helsinki to talk about the theme of sound from their own perspective.

The fourth and last lecture is titled Listening in the Era of Fossil Capitalism: Acceleration, Atomization and Post-Noise and is held by Taina Riikonen. 

Taina Riikonen is a Helsinki-based sound artist, PhD and adjunct professor of sound studies (in University of Turku). In her sound works she explores urban environments, sexuality, body sounds, machine noises, and silence in different deserted spaces. In her academic research Riikonen investigates acoustic ecological aspects of listening, body sounds through sensory ethnography, embodiment in sound recording, and the aural-tactile epistemologies of environmental sounds. Riikonen has worked in the University of Helsinki and in the University of Arts, and at the moment she is affiliated in the Allegra Lab Helsinki. Riikonen is a founder member of the Performance Studies Network in Finland (Esitystutkimuksen verkosto), and the Society for Useless Knowledge (Turhan tiedon seura ry.).

Other SAMA Open Lectures:

Tuesday 9 Oct, 
Yuri Landman: Demonstration of Experimental Musical Instruments
Tuesday 30 Oct, 
Noora Vikman: Soundscapes and acoustic ecologies in change
Tuesday 20 Nov, 
Jordan Edge: Noise, Silence & Modal Listening

Lectures are organized by Sound Art & Sonic Arts study module (SAMA) and open to the public. Lectures are in English.