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- City of Light, Jyväskylä City Library, 28. -30.9.2017
- City, Haiharan Taidekeskus, Tampere, 5.8.-3.9.2017
- Nature Unmotifs, Arts in Environment, Hiap, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, 31.8.2017
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Tag Archives: Sari Palosaari
Stones, soundless cracking agent, silt, birch plywood, trestle legs
The works process is stilll going on in Varbergs Konsthall, Sweden, in exhibition Material Thought, curated by Kati Kivinen
Stones, soundless cracking agent, stone tile, found stone brick and drilled stone pieces, rubber yarn, weathered hybrid polymer glue sealant, steel, glass, painted mdf, Art Deco entrance hall in the industrial area Iso-Heikintie in Turku
Rgb color and ambient light sensor, illumination wall (162 led light rails and 162 u-profile glasses)Read more...
A color and light sensor is placed on top of the hospital building. It detects the incoming light from a point in the sky, its intensity and its color in RGB color space. A light emitting wall is translating the incoming data into temporally adjusting colors and brightnesses.
During the day the data runs in real time and during the dark hours from the information that was saved during the day. The real time information illuminates the whole 135 m2 area around the auditorium, whereas only singular canals are illuminated at night time, switching places as the color data changes.
The illumination wall, with 162 sandblasted u-profile glasses and 162 led light rails, runs around the curved auditorium, facing toward the foyer space. The auditorium volume is enveloped with semitransparent glass facade and situated above the main entrance of the hospital. Therefor the art work impacts also the outside surrounding.
The work is realized in co-operation with White Arkitekter AB / Fredrik Mats Nilsson for Uppsala Akademiska Sjukhuset.
Electric technician Gregoire Rousseau, programming Eetu Huhtala.
Curator Lotta Mossum, commissioner Eva Rosengren / Uppsala Region.
Winner of invitational competition.
Finalizing time June / 2018.
gallery Titanik and around the city of Turku
Artists: Petri Kuljuntausta, Ida Lehtonen, Sari Palosaari, Sauli Sirviö, Elina Vainio
Haiharan Taidekeskus, Tampere,
Curator Jarno Vesala
Art Fair Suomi 2017
Merikaapelihalli – Puristamo – Valssaamo – MUU Kaapeli
Photographic Artists’ Association
Stones, Silent Cracking Agent, sound of a stone splitting, building materials from location and from studio practise
Solo show in gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki.Read more...
The work makes use of soundless cracking agent, an expansive mortar, that was developed for splitting rock and concrete in urban densely built areas without any noise or vibration. The cracking is a result of pressure created by the expanding agent. In the installation the moment when the stones crack is unpredictable. Whereas the new, silent and unobtrusive method improves efficiency in urban construction, in the exhibited piece it works in the opposite direction. The time in the installation makes no concession to the gallery’s opening hours neither to the stuff or viewer’s schedules. The stones are cracking in their own time.
The Secret Life of Buildings
Sari Palosaari´s entry A Silent Agent Doing Its Thing is one of the winners chosen for the exhibition and publication.
A CALL FOR OBJECTS
This is a call for works of art or design that (i) might fairly be called ‘objects’ by the nascent philosophies of Speculative Realism and Object Oriented Ontology, and that (ii) will throw light on architecture as a peculiar set of objects, phenomena, ideas, relations, connections, skills, materials, obligations, and operations. A selection of twenty of these Objects—all physical and all, whether singular or configurations of smaller objects, falling within the four Parameters set out below—will be exhibited for two weeks around a three-day symposium to be staged by the Center for American Architecture and Design (CAAD) at The University of Texas at Austin in October 2016 called “The Secret Life of Buildings.” More about the Symposium here.
Stage One Jurors: Michael Benedikt, Kory Bieg, Clay Odom.
Stage Two Jurors: Graham Harman, Ian Bogost, Leslie Van Duzer, Levi Bryant, Winka Dubbeldam, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Albena Yaneva, Michael Benedikt, Kory Bieg
An edited selection of the photographs, drawings, and descriptions of the proposals and Objects submitted for exhibition will appear fully attributed in CENTER 21: The Secret Life of Buildings scheduled to be published in the Fall of 2017. Submission of material to this competition grants permission to CAAD to publish it in print and online at any time.
Center for American Architecture and Design
School of Architecture/ The University of Texas at Austin
310 Inner Campus Dr., B7500
Austin, TX 78712
Attach, Expand, Collapse
Sari Palosaari’s exhibition consists of two installations. While creating new situations, they also address issues that affect the built environment and thereby our everyday life. The works were inspired by new building materials that change the perception of time and space in our living environment.
It’s A Silent Agent Doing Its Thing makes use of a soundless cracking agent, expansive cement that was developed for splitting rock and concrete in urban construction sites without any noise or vibration. The moment when the stones crack cannot be determined beforehand, as it is the result of pressure created by the expanding cement. But whereas the silent and unobtrusive method improves efficiency in construction, in Palosaari’s piece it works in the opposite direction. The time in the installation makes no concession to the gallery’s opening hours or viewers’ schedules. The piece also features a studio recording of the sound of stone splitting.
Building Images extends the Hippolyte exhibition space with a glass-walled structure that comes to contain traces of human gestures and activity. Increasingly common in modern construction, glass walls highlight issues of showing, concealment and observation by presenting them in our everyday environment in new ways, forcing life inside these transparent spaces to adapt to reciprocal gazes. “I am fascinated by intentional and unintentional bodily action associated with dwelling in architectural spaces. Transparent spaces challenge our bodily existence as our life takes place in an intermediate place between the private and the public space,” says Sari Palosaari.
The exhibition has been supported by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland.