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

 

G11 Gallery, Berlin

Imagine Science festival. Abu Dhabi

Green Shorts Film Festival (Film Skillet)

Savonlinna International Nature Film Festival

Imagine Science Festival. New York

State festival. Berlin

ArTension, Berlin

Ruisrock, Turku

Wasteland, Kouvola

Ekumene Lab, Barcelona

TechnoEcologies, RIXC. Latvia

Baltic Sea week. Science Corner. Helsinki

Tenerife Design festival, Spain

TURKU 2011, Turku

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GREEN MATTERS

HANDBOOK FOR ALGAE GATHERERS

 

ART + SCIENCE

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, NATIONAL COUNCIL OF VISUAL ARTS, FOUNDATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ART, FRAME, TURKU2011 - CULTURAL CAPITAL OF EUROPE 2011

 

GREEN MATTERS WAS PRODUCED AS PART OF THE CURATED EXPEDITION TO THE BALTIC SEA PROJECT BY CAPSULA.