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
Ekumene Lab, Barcelona
TechnoEcologies, RIXC. Latvia
Baltic Sea week. Science Corner. Helsinki
Tenerife Design festival, Spain
TURKU 2011, Turku
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
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.