Artist Bio

Emma Vilina Fält

Emma Vilina Fält is a multidisciplinary artist working with drawing, installation, performing arts and participatory practices. Her main interests are in live acts, contact and togetherness of drawing. Fält is inspired by the body, its boundaries and possibilities to connect with the world. In her work, unfinished and raw meet detailed and well-planned. Fält seeks to expand and stretch the understanding of drawing and the ways to present it.

Previously her work has been presented at Mänttä Art Festival, Lonely in the Rain-festival, ANTI-Contemporary art festival, ITAK – Stage, M_ITÄ Biennale, MUU Gallery and Third space – gallery. She has done workshops at Thinking through drawing and Draw to Perform – symposiums (UK) and in Äänen Lumo events. Emma teaches at Art School MAA, Helsinki. She works as a coordinator of Thinking through Drawing, an international group of drawing research.

“For me, drawing is a multidisciplinary way of doing things. It is not directly related to visuality, but above all, it is corporeality. It creates a possibility to study the experience and thinking processes through the trace. My practice focuses on soundscapes and dialogue. I am also interested in relation between traces and matter. I understand drawing as a way of being, a journey of finding one’s voice, an intimate, fragile, wordless dialogue and a manifestation of presence. Doing it together can allow strangers to experience connection and share space even in the hardest circumstances. Drawing makes it possible to reorganise oneself and the world and make non-existent existing. It touches from a distance.”

Roberto Fusco

Roberto Fusco, (M.Phil. Music and Media Technology, D. Sc. (Technology), ITA/FI, b. 1980, is an Italian media artist based in Helsinki. At the intersection of physical and computational processes, Roberto focuses his artistic research on the use of digital techniques capable of recording, reconstructing and simulating reality, exposing the role of technology itself in mediating our perception and experience.

His work, in the form of installations or audiovisual performances with real-time and interactive elements, combines material and digital elements towards the creation of hybrid forms in which the processes of negotiation with technology become manifest and the materiality of the world, with its complexity and unpredictability, transcends what is computable.

He has presented his work in festivals such as Mänttä Art Festival, Ars Electronica (AT), VAFT (FI), NIME, RIXC (LT), FLUSSI (ITA), Currents New Media 2016 (USA), Videoforma (RU), PIXELACHE (FI), AAVE (FI), Borealis (NO), Plektrum (EE) and CARTES FLUX (FI) and Loikka (FI) and in galleries such as ArsLibera, Third Space, Titanik, Rajatila, MUU Galleria (FI), the Science Gallery (IE) and EYEBEAM (NY, US).​

He co-funded with Andrea Mancianti the audiovisual duo and media art studio QUIETSPEAKER.

Anna-Maria Väisänen

Anna-Maria Väisänen is a freelance dance artist based in Kuopio. She works with different people and questions to whom the art belongs to. Väisänen works in different communities as a teacher, facilitator, dancer and choreographer. For the past years her practice has focused on examining the performer’s technique, the themes of exposure and cover-up and dialogue. In her work Väisänen strives to make power structures visible and to question traditional dancer norms. Väisänen has chosen to work in the Northern Savonia region  and wants to challenge the capital-centric nature of the art field with her work. She is an active freelance dance artist who works in many different art contexts and examines different phenomena of society in her work.

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