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
HANDBOOK FOR ALGAE GATHERERS
ART + SCIENCE
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
TURKU UNIVERSITY ARCHIPELAGO RESEARCH INSTITUTE
TURKU UNIVERSITY BOTANICAL GARDEN COUNTY OF MERIKARVIA
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.