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Sara Ilveskorpi: The Acoustics of Snow

Sara Ilveskorpi: The Acoustics of Snow

Nov

23

Thu

12:00 – 18:00

-2–0°C

clear sky

Two new exhibitions are set to open on November 22nd, Wednesday, at 5 pm in the HAA Gallery: Marikka Kiirikoff’s ”Morning Star” and Sara Ilveskorpi’s ”The Acoustics of Snow.” Your presence is warmly welcomed!
The exhibitions are on display 23 November – 17 December, 2023.

The Acoustics of Snow exhibition follows the paths of place-bound practice from Kemiönsaari to Kilpisjärvi, where Sara Ilveskorpi has worked on home stead and at the Ars Bioarctica residency of the Finnish Bioart Society. The exhibition consists of photography and glass castings as well as melting and freezing. Art works and documentary fragments are displayed side by side. In the project, the word acoustics rather aims at the resonance of snow (or the lack of it) rather than the actual soundscape. As inner sound of the subarctic and arctic region it resonates in the beings of living and non-living. Ilveskorpi explores the feel of snow moving in the middle ground of ecology, material physiology, cultural history, and aesthetics.

In the exhibition, the action is connected to the place and is intertwined with the bodily experience. Documentary is part of the structure of the exhibition. However, Sara Ilveskorpi does not want to exoticize unique moments. Instead, she focuses to understand and consider biological and cultural starting points. Ilveskorpi wanted to display her exhibition in the HAA Gallery because of its location and snow cave-like architecture. She hopes that making the journey will bring the experiencer closer to the encountered.

Sara Ilveskorpi (born 1970) is a multidisciplinary visual artist, art educator, doctoral researcher, and gardener from plant production. She earned her bachelor from the Turku Academy of Arts and master’s from the Aalto University’s Department of Art. She is currently working on her doctoral studies at Aalto University at the Department of Art and Media. The central concept of her research is self-sufficiency. Ilveskorpi’s last solo exhibition was at the Heinola Art Museum in the summer of 2023. She has participated in numerous joint exhibitions, e.g., XXV Art Weeks in Mänttä. Sara Ilveskorpi’s artistic practice is place-bound. She strives for interactive gesture with the ecology of the place.

Sara Ilveskorpi’s work has been supported by The Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Aalto University and Bioart Society.


Thu 23 Nov 2023 – 17 Dec 2023 12:00 – 18:00

-2–0°C

clear sky

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