Members of the Advisory Board of the contemporary-art-commissioning agency IHME Helsinki are hosting a series of podcasts on the themes of Art, Science and Ecology. They will discuss new approaches in art and in the lives of artists and art institutions responding to the environmental crisis. The Finland-based IHME Helsinki produces a public artwork and a series of events that offer a vision and hope amid the environmental crisis. The podcasts are being produced in collaboration with Helsinki Open Waves. Please give us feedback: https://forms.gle/6WXsdz6td4m8Wgap7 www.ihmehelsinki.fi
Sustainable energy and identity
44:09In this sixth episode one of the IHME’s Advisory Board members, artist, researcher Antti Majava will discuss energy humanities, the role of art in energy identities and energy regimes with researcher at Finnish Institute of International Affairs Emma Hakala and Professor at the Aleksanteri Institute – Finnish Centre for Russian and East European Studies Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen. Tynkkynen specialises in ecological energy transition in Finland and Russia, and Hakala has studied securitisation of the environment, climate security and sustainable energy.
Extraction in the context of media culture and art
38:27In this fifth episode IHME’s Advisory Board member Professor Jussi Parikka discusses with artist, researcher Samir Bhowmik. In his work Bhowmik unpacks the concept of material and cultural extraction in the context of media culture and art, in order to open up, on the one hand, understanding of the exploitation of natural resources and, on the other hand, of the changes occurring in the environment as consequence of it. In this podcast Parikka and Bhowmik continue their on-going conversation around different topics such as artistic practice, architecture, cultural institutions, energy as well as material and cultural extraction.
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Frozen water and the politics of “cold”
40:46In this fourth episode IHME Helsinki’s Advisory Board member, Professor Jussi Parikka discusses with artist, researcher Susan Schuppli. In her work the Britain-resident Susan Schuppli studies the material evidence of conflicts, environmental destruction and climate change. In this podcast she will talk about her latest research and her works, which deal with research on the subject of frozen water and the politics of “cold”.
Ecological transition in the context of an art school
44:41“Working with the future doesn’t have to be escapist. It should be something that helps to pull us there.” - Tracey Warr In the third episode of Art, Science, Ecology podcast IHME’s Advisory Board member, Hanna Johansson the Dean of Fine Arts Academy of University of Arts in Helsinki will have a conversation with Tracey Warr Head of Research for Dartington Arts School about what does ecological transition mean in the context of an art school.
Ecocide as an international crime
41:52“A word that comes to stand for this injustice has been ecocide … How do we contribute to this by doing what we do as artists, activists, researchers, spatial practitioners, architects? What could be the new ways of telling these stories?” – Nabil Ahmed In the second podcast member of IHME’s Advisory Board, Professor at Nanyang Technological University and Founding Director of NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore Ute Meta Bauer will discuss with artist and researcher Nabil Ahmed, who together with Olga Lucko runs Interprt studio, which uses design and spatial analysis to work for environmental justice and to make Ecocide an international crime.
Ecological transition at the Biennale of Sydney
41:50“We can’t just provide the content anymore. We have to influence how things are done.” – José Roca In the first podcast IHME’s Executive Director, Curator Paula Toppila and the Artistic Director of the Biennale of Sydney José Roca discuss the ecological transition that is taking place in the making of the forthcoming 2022 biennial.