Exhibition Silence: absence of communication/total communication
Felipe Deavil (KuvA)
Jani Orbinski (TeaK)
Davis Ozolins (SibA)
Mikko Virmajoki (TeaK)
What is silence? Is there such a thing?
The questions about the nature of silence are some of the many questions that surfaced in the multi-skilled exhibition group during this autumn. Silence is a recurring topic in the field of sound art, meditated on by many in the past, most famously by John Cage.
The exhibition presents work from the University of the Arts Helsinki Sound Art course ”Intermedia projects and artistic development”. The course is a part of the Sound Art & Sonic Arts (SAMA) pilot project, which is a University of the Arts collaborative pilot program that intends to examine sound as a wide-ranging form of contemporary art. The artistic practices and contexts of sound art stem from the fields of music, sound design, visual arts and performing arts. SAMA combines the expertise of UniArts' three academies: The Sibelius Academy (Center for Music and Technology), The Academy of Fine Arts (Study Program of Time and Space Arts) and The Theatre Academy Helsinki (Degree and Master Programs of Sound Design) in order to offer an interdisciplinary approach to Sound Art.
Felipe Deavil (b. 1982) works basically with sculptures and installations made of different objects and structures that strongly contrast with the landscape at the same time it incorporates to it. His research deals with the possibilities of creating gaps in the landscape where the work can slide throughout and lately investigating video projections and soundscapes as tools to recreate our perception of the environment.
Jani Orbinski (b. 1989) is a sound designer, musician and sound artist who lately has been working mainly in the performing arts. Jani is interested in the world as an audible phenomenon. Among other things.
Davis Ozolins (b. 1987) has the background in music performance and music technology studies. Besides his career as live sound engineer, his field of interest are sound installations and sound design. He is doing researches of relationships between soundscape and design, inspired by using electro-dynamic audio exciters, using design and architectural elements as sound diffusion system.
Mikko Virmajoki (b.1983) has a long-term interest in how different things sound like and saying things as ambiguously as possible. He studies at the University of the Arts Helsinki Theatre Academy and mostly works with sound and ideas. For some of his latest sounds, go to: http://topdoc.bandcamp.com/