“The study of the functionality of climate art activism and outlining
the affecting features of art activism”
In my dissertation, I study the audience reactions to the climate art pieces. My aim is to find the impressive features of art. What is affecting in art, ( if that something is affecting)?
The climate- themed art pieces, whose communication properties I am clearing out, have been made in the practical part of my study, The Climate channel project, in collaboration with organizations and artists. The project was produced by Jatkumo ry.
My role in the project was: initiator, producer, spokesperson, social media communicator, public relations representative, graphic designer, curator, director and interviewer.
Currently I am doing the analysis of the audience interviews.
According to the working plan, the raw version of the dissertation will be complete by the end of 2023.
I have been a doctoral candidate and doing research in the University of Lapland since 2018.
2018-2021 I had the honor to work with a three-year grant from
The Finnish Cultural Foundation.
During 2023 I am doing my doctoral research at Tieteen ja toivon talo
/ The house of science and hope, Puistokatu 4.
The route is clear!/Spillage in winter wonderland/ Yule bock in the swamp
Tufted rug 2022
Artistic processing of the research theme
In addition to being related to the dissertation, the art pieces are also an independent artistic entity.
Farewell fossil Utopia! 2021-22
I have implemented the Farewell fossil Utopia!- art pieces with embroidery and felting techniques on eight old traditional heavy woven rugs, called raanu. Raanus that I am using are made in the 70s. I update them artistically with the vastly changed reality of my own lifetime (1977- ). Delusional abundance and the era of limitless resources have changed into a time of strange contradiction, in which, as climate change progresses and in the midst of an ecological catastrophe, finnish everyday life still goes on within the fossil utopia reality.
The city's spectrum of change symptoms 2023-
a series of rugs with tufting technique.
These art textiles will incorporate climate themes, Helsinki's landscapes, omens of the future in urban space and human presence.
Green gold, 150x220cm, detail of a sketch for a jacquard, 2020