City Sets - Discover the Design Urban Design and Media Art of Aalto University in Paris
The City Sets - Discover the Design Paris exhibition (from 31 May to 31 Aug 2012) introduces the Aalto University's MA and doctoral students' talent side by side with experienced Finnish media artists in the context of Designer's Days, one of the biggest yearly design events in France.
The exhibit initiates the metaphor of “city as stage” in order to critically investigate urban design, the multimodality of human action within it and the narratives embedded in the urban landscape.
- It gives audiovisual forms to the human experience of urban design, say the City Sets project's academic and artistic directors Marja Seliger and Mika 'Lumi' Tuomola.
The City Sets exhibition showcases the video and photographic productions of two collaborative workshops between the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Finland) and L'École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (France), as well as the latest media art installations by the Finnish artists Heidi Tikka, Andy Best & Merja Puustinen.
The exhibition venues will open on Thu 31 May 2012 as a part of the 1-2-3-Helsinki: Design en Seine event in the Paris Designer’s Days:
May 31 - August 31: At Hand by Heidi Tikka at the Europe metro station, and the young talent photography exhibit in the selected displays along the metro line 14. Also performances of RE/F/r.ACE by Best & Puustinen will be held at Petit Bain by the river Seine.
June 1-30: At Hand interactive touch installation in the Institut Finlandais street window, and the video installations from the City Sets workshop productions in the lobby and first floor.
All the university workshops’ material will also be presented online in the City Sets Media Player, developed particularly for the audiovisual ethnographical study of urban environment by Palash Mukhopadhyay and Teemu Korpilahti.
Further information: http://citysets.net
Aalto University: Producer Tania Rodríguez García, tania.rodriguez.garcia [at] aalto [dot] fi , +358 50 431 6622;
Artistic director Mika ’Lumi’ Tuomola, mika.tuomola [at] aalto [dot] fi, +358 40 516 2371, http://crucible.mlog.taik.fi/;
L'École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD): Anna Bernagozzi, anna.bernagozzi [at] ensad [dot] fr; Rémy Bourganel, remy.bourganel [at] ensad [dot] fr
City Sets sponsors and partners: Aalto University, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris Institut Finlandais, the Paris public transport network RATP, Aalto Living+ and World Design Capital Helsinki 2012
Exhibiting City Sets WS participants: Photographic works by Gregory Gilles, Mari Huhtanen, Louise Lazzari, Cyril Quene, Melissa Raffin, Johanna Rotko, Sébastien Tardif, Charlotte Thon & Heidi Uppa; video works by Mina Arko, Anais Di Luccio, Ben Dromey, Kinky Cheung, Gregory Gilles, Thomas Guillemet, Ursula Heinikoski, Satoko Hinomizu, Mari Huhtanen, Päivi Keränen, Anu Koski, Paula Lehtonen, Jian Li, Constance Marraud, Nina Martin, Suse Miessner, Heikki Nuutinen, Anna Nyyssönen, Camille Pichon, Melissa Raffin, Johanna Rotko, Sébastian Tardif, Charlotte Thon, Cedric Tomissi, Heidi Uppa, Mathilde Vello & Teresa Winter utinen