Terike Haapoja

INTERIORS – EXTERIORS – NATURE SCIENTIFIC WORLDVIEWS AND NEW TECHNOLOGY IN ART

In her talk Terike Haapoja will discuss the connections between nature scientific thought and the way new technology is applied to art projects. By referring to her exhibition project Closed Circuit - Open Duration she will examine the similarities and differences between scientific and artistic ideas of representation, and the connections of subjective and objective approaches to reality.

Art historian Claire Bishop argues that the art of the 20th century was characterized by a process of decentring of the modern subject. Is this process of decentring continuing in the early 21st century, while facing the environmental crises? What is the position of “technoscientific art” in understanding the changing relations of human and non-human worlds? How do the discoveries of nature science and environmental ethics challenge our understanding of art?

Biography

Terike Haapoja (b. 1974) is a visual artist, working and living in Helsinki, Finland. Her work consists of videos, installations and performance projects, dealing with human-nature relations and characterized by innovative use of new media and new technlogy.

Haapoja has a master's degree from the Theater Academy of Finland (dep. of Performance art and -theory) and from the Academy of Fine Arts in Finland. She is currently working on her artistic reasearch PhD in the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki.

http://www.terikehaapoja.net