Fine arts, concerts, performances, workshops and discussions with an inquiring mindset – every two years, the Uniarts Helsinki Research Pavilion showcases what artistic research is all about. On 2023, the Research Pavilion will take place in Suomenlinna and Helsinki Music Centre in June with a tagline "Puzzled together".
Research Pavilion #5: Helsinki
Originally organised in connection with the Biennale in Venice, the fifth Uniarts Helsinki Research Pavilion will host a series of artist and artist-researcher residencies during spring 2023 and will culminate in an on-location event in June 2023 in Helsinki. The residencies in April and May are organised in cooperation with Uniarts Helsinki, Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP) and the Saari Residence maintained by the Kone Foundation.
News about Research Pavilion
The Research Pavilion residency projects
Read about the residency projects chosen for the three residencies.
Of Various Tongues
“Of Various Tongues” is a longform experimental sound work that Nyokabi Kariũki uses to explore the complexities of post-colonial African identity.
Data Ocean Theatre / Tragedy & the Goddexxes / VII. Exodos
Vincent Roumagnac’s project aims at scenographically exploring the troubles of the – climatic, technological, affective – contemporary collective condition of “submersion”, and at generating a poetic understanding of the phenomena, and – hopefully – a collective solace through art and research.
Spaces in -between -työpajatyöskentely ja presentaatio Suomenlinnassa
Mammu Rankanen tutkii ammattitanssijoista koostuvan työryhmänsä kanssa, miten ulkoinen tila vaikuttaa sisäisen tilan kokemukseen ja hetkessä muotoutuvaan tanssiin.
Walking Festival of Sound
The transdisciplinary event by the artists Jacek Smolicki, Tim Shaw and Elena Biserna explores the role of walking through and listening to our everyday surroundings.
Weather Stop Fiction Stop
The Fiction Group – Adam Kaasa, Nicky Coutts and Jessica Wiesner – writes to prompts as its art fiction method. There will be two devices to navigate the week in Kallio-Kuninkala as generative research in progress: the impulses of punctuation and of weather.
Sara Bédard-Goulet and Damien Beyrouthy’s project builds on epistemological and artistic practices to propose different situations to puzzle over a set of images from the internet that have no apparent relationship between them.
The Holobiont That Therefore I Am
Bárbara Sánchez Barroso wants to tell a new evolutionary story, in which emerging, more profound relationships with animals and other more-than-human entities could be established.
Children of Compost: physical and conceptual humus shaped into a fanzine
Sara Blosseville’s project is about retracing the material history of her female elders through sculpture. It explores the idea of our shared kind as a fertile humus, including the other species and the materiality surrounding us in generational heritage, which make us and the future world, as much as other humans.
Research Pavilion residency projects
Night Boats: The case of Golden Princess
Toni Brell and Angeliki Tzortzakaki will tell stories of socio-geo-ecological entanglements through the fictionalised setting of a night boat, inspired by the multilayered history of the Finlandia cruise ship that between 1975 and 1988 sailed around the Baltic Sea under different identities.
Agata Ruchlevicz Dzianach asks at which point, as humans, we have forgotten that we are part of nature. For this purpose, she will create a haptic archive where the textures of the human skin and the fragments of the natural environment are juxtaposed and mixed losing their origins.
Camila Flores Fernandez’s work was born out of her anthropological research and collective art creation with Afroperuvian women peasant (field) workers of the community of El Carmen, Chincha, Southern coastal Peru. “Obreras” is a work-in-process meant to be an artistic installation composed of spoken words, written words and audiovisual footage.
The Water Carries me
Neill Lin asks what is an eco-feminist approach towards the architecture of water. What are alter-native stories of water in trans-national cultural bodies? What space can water inspire?
Slippery Theories of Togetherness: A Sonic Proposition
Hannah Rowan’s and Anastasia (A) Khodyreva’s research and material practices look at the phase change in matter, particularly ice and other water phases, to think about how slipperiness relates to durational, relational, and response-able practice of togetherness.
Noora Sandgren tutkii maasuhteita erilaisten kehojen yhteisaineenvaihduntaan keskittyen.
Looking at complex geographies through posthuman visualities – The Polar Silk Road
Elena Mazzi asks how posthuman visualities can bring to light the deep environmental, social, political and economic changes that are currently affecting the Arctic regions. Mazzi is one of the artists-in-residence of Research Pavilion #5.
Previous Research Pavilions
In 2015, 2017 and 2019, Uniarts Helsinki hosted the Research Pavilion in the context of the Venice Biennale, one of the world’s most prestigious forums for contemporary art. The fourth Research Pavilion was organised in Helsinki in summer 2021 during the first-ever Helsinki Biennial.
The Research Pavilion project
The Research Pavilion has been organised in Venice in 2015, 2017, and 2019, and in Helsinki in 2021. The next Research Pavilion will take place again in Helsinki in 2023.
Read our article series about artistic research
The series of articles interviewed artist-researchers who participated in the Research Pavilion in Venice in 2019 and in Helsinki in 2021.
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