Exploring the relationship between animation and interactivity, this exhibition focuses on a group of contemporary Finnish animators whose practice has come to transcend screen-based work. Showing in the UK for the first time, The Amusement Park’s attractions include: Joni Männistö and Lucas Pedersen’s Electric Soul, in which viewers are able to create their own electronic soundtrack to a short film; Garbage Whirl, Kaisa Penttila’s immersive life-size zoetrope made from a carousel ride; and Aiju Salminen’s Fortune Teller, which monitors its audience and spits out prophecies.
Petri Bergman, Maria Björklund, Erika Weiste
Joni Männistö, Lucas Pedersen
Elli Vuorinen, Jani Lehto
As a response to the works in the Amusement Park, included in the exhibition are four works made by students from the School of Visual Communication and the School of Art:
Bubble Organ (pictured above, photography by Ed Tritton)
Halina Dominska, Hélène Galipot
Whoopee… and The invisible Sleeping Lady
Exhibition opening event: Tuesday 24 March, 18:00 – 20:00
Showing during the opening for one night only is Will Marler and Ben Adam Weatherill’s multi-projector installation, Elemental.
The Amusement Park is open 9am-6pm, 16-28 March. Closed on Sunday 22 March.
Please note, there will be no access via the Parkside entrance to the exhibition on Saturday 28 March. Access will be via Level 2 of Millennium Point.