Mia will be documenting traditional healing in adivasi communities around India as part of Katajamäki development coooperation project.
30.10-18.11 Mustarinda residency
Preparation of live visual set for Figure de la Terre opera, based on the story of french expedition team measuring the world in the 18th century around Northern Finland.
Premiere 13.4.2013 Sophiensaale. Berlin
15.9 Crossroads plays at MMVV. Vic
Vrak trios Audiovisual version playes at
Mercat de Musica in Vic. Visuals by Mia Mäkelä
1.9 SOW prototype presented at Tori. Lahti
Sound On Wheels prototype had its frst appearance at "TORI - oon kaupungissa" event. SOW is a musical bike - it invites you to pedal your own compositions on punch cards.
23.8. GM at Tiedekulma. Helsinki
Green Matters video at Tiedekulma during the Baltic Sea week.
16.8 Manifesto Marathon. Helsinki
dATAdADA mAIL aRT –eXHIBITION 3.8–16.8.2012 hARAKKA iSLAND, h E LSINKI.
Special Finissage program 16.8.2012 (starting at 4 pm) including
- concert by Jukka Hautamäki (FI)
- Manifest-performance by Mia Mäkelä (FI) featuring Martta Tuomaala (FI)
screening Private Territory.
oranized by nOMADIC aCADEMY oF eXPERIMENTAL aRTS
26.-28.7 Renewable Lab. Latvia
GM-presentation at Art and science symposium for renewable energy technologies organized by RIXC.
21.6 ARM PATCH MANIFEST exhibition
Arm Patch Manifest forms part of PALMTREE IS ON FIRE exhibition curated by Henna-Riikka Halonen at the Art Academy Gallery on Kasarminkatu in Helsinki.
The exhibition continues until 15.7.2012.
27.4 GM @ OBENHAUSEN FESTIVAL
Green Matters screening at Oberhausen International Film Festival as part of HAMACA showcase.
15.4 AAVE-festivaali. Helsinki
Mia performs realtime video landscape paintings with Tero Vänttinen´s music.
1.4 Media artist of the month
Mia is the selected artist of April form2hr-channel on the Helsinki local TV and online. Interview in finnish.
29.3-1.4 M8 WORKSHOP. HELSINKI
Modul8 - MadMapper workshop at Aalto University.
4.3 GM PRESENTATION. BARCELONA
Green Matters video presentation with an informal talk at Ekumene.
3.-4.3 LIVE CINEMA WORKSHOP. BARCELONA
Intensive 2-day workshop at Ekumene space in Poble Nou.
1.3 TRENDELENBURG. GIJON
Suonombra AV-livet set with Zahra Mani at Encuentro Internacional Trendelenburg.
16.2 SUPERNOVA. BERLIN
Screening of M at Gallery Suvi Lehtinen as part of SuperNova event.
30.1 AALTO UNIVERSITY. HELSINKI
Mia gives "Fragments of futures"-lecture at the lecture series "The Future of Art" at Aalto University.
SOW - SoundOnWheels
Sound On Wheels invites participants to make their own punch card music compositions and listen to them by pedalling the music bike. The first prototype was launched at TORI-event in Lahti in September 2012. The project will be launched next summer.
Lecture performance reciting selected parts from The coming insurrection-manifesto with live visuals and audio. Premiere 16.8.2012 Readers : Mia Mäkelä and Kari Yli-Annala, Guest appearance: Martta Tuomaala.
Arm Patch Manifest
In the ARM PATCH MANIFEST- project the patch maker becomes a one-person disorganized mobile manifestation. The exhibition serves as a process space where the visitors have a chance to design their own arm patches.
APM gives the public the impetus to harness the power of their own symbols and also question their willingness to carry any symbols or trademarks.
Handbook for Algae Gatherers
Mia Mäkelä studied green algae and their possible use applying traditional rug-making techniques. Her project aims to help the eutrophicated Baltic Sea by foraging algae and putting them to good use. The video manual shows how to work algae step by step.
The video formed part of an exhibition of the algae rugs and experiments, algae herbarium, specimen, photos, located in a green house at the botanical garden of Turku during TURKU2011 event.