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GREEN HOUSE EXHIBITION AND VIDEO HANDBOOK

 

In Green Matters Mia Mäkelä approaches environmental issues such as eutrophication of the Baltic Sea from a new angle. She experiments with green algae, an essential source of oxygen with prospects of being it for energy and food in the future, and explores their possible use with traditional rug-making. In the process Mäkelä engages with an eclectic set of knowledge, ranging from marine biology to environmental politics.

 

The GM - exhibition consisted of the algae experiments, herbarium, photos and the video handbook, installed inside a green house at the botanical garden of Turku  at TURKU2011-Cultural Capital of Europe event.

 

Commissioned by Capsula for Curated Expeditions to the Baltic Sea.

 

Algalab, a workshop on algae gathering and rug making took place at Tenerife Design Festival in 2011.

GREEN MATTERS Screenings

Love&Anarchy 2022- Helsinki International film festival. Finland

SPLICE  Oulu Art Museum, Finland

G11 Gallery. Berlin, Germany

Imagine Science festival. Abu Dhabi, UAE

Green Shorts Film Festival. Film Skillet, online

Savonlinna International Nature Film Festival, Finland

American Museum of Natural History. New York, US

Imagine Science Festival. New York, US

State festival. Berlin, Germany

ArTension. Berlin, Germany

Ruisrock. Turku, Finland

Wasteland. Kouvola, Finland

Ekumene Lab. Barcelona, Spain

TechnoEcologies, RIXC. Riga, Latvia

Baltic Sea week. Helsinki, Finland

Tenerife Design festival. Spain

Cultural Capital of Europe 2011. Turku, Finland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GREEN MATTERS

HANDBOOK FOR ALGAE GATHERERS

 

ART + SCIENCE
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CREDITS

 

script, filmography, fotography, video edit, sound design  MIA MAKELA

assistant camera operator  MICHAEL EBERT

music JAAKKO TOLVI

audio post-production  JANI LEHTO

voice-over TARJA HILTUNEN

translation SAMI ROUHENTO

thanks HANNELE KÖNGÄS, TYYNE MÄKELÄ, SERVET GÜRBÜZ, MINNA NYQVIST

 

 

Collaborators

TURKU UNIVERSITY ARCHIPELAGO RESEARCH INSTITUTE

TURKU UNIVERSITY BOTANICAL GARDEN COUNTY OF MERIKARVIA

KIVIKANGAS OY

FOILTEK OY

GENELEC OY

Support

AVEK

FRAME

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF VISUAL ARTS

FOUNDATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ART TURKU2011 - CULTURAL CAPITAL OF EUROPE 2011

 

GREEN MATTERS WAS PRODUCED AS PART OF

THE CURATED EXPEDITION TO THE BALTIC SEA PROJECT BY CAPSULA.

 

 

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