sula_press_image_koivisto_nykyri-2Sula (2021)

(Engl. Defrost)

LUX Helsinki, Gallery Forum Box facade, January 5th – 9th 2022

19TH Media Art Biennale WRO, Wroclaw, Poland, November 19th – December 9th 2021

Helsinki Central Library Oodi lobby, Helsinki, November 4th – 29th 2021

Defrost (Sula, 2021) is an interactive video installation which merges live footage from a webcam with Max/MSP programming. The core of the work incorporates the notion of melting. When spectators move in the monitored area, the image ”melts” into particles and changes. When there is no movement, the image returns into its original composite form.

The dissolving and reappearing manifested in the work refer to processes in nature: warmth and motion which result in changes in the climate, growth, decay and regeneration. There is no life without warmth and movement, though too much of them is harmful.

The working group: visual artists Kaisu Koivisto and Anna Nykyri, creative technologist and concept designer Marko Tandefelt and creative technologist Joaquin Aldunate.

The programming of the interactive part is generated by a Max/MSP patch created by multimedia experience designer and media artist Federico Foderaro. Foderaro has given the Defrost working group an access to use and further program a Max/MSP patch created by him for using it in Defrost.

In collaboration with:

LUX Helsinki 2022 / Curator Juha Rouhikoski, 19TH Media Art Biennale WRO 2021 / Curator Agnieszka Kubica-Dzieduszycka, Helsinki Artists’ Association / Producer Anna Puhakka, The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture AVEK / Media Art, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Arts Promotion Centre Finland / Uusimaa, Finnish Cultural Foundation and the City of Helsinki.