Milla & Pertti Martikainen (FI): Global Flood

Wednesday 20.9.
10:00 – 13:00
Thursday 21.9. & Friday 22.9.
12:00 – 18:00
 Saturday 23.9.
10.00 – 16.00

Aapeli Shopping Centre | Kauppakatu 28

The year 2016 was the warmest year for ages, scientists say. The more slowly we react to the climate change, the more we loose. What is there to be done? How to make the invisible visible and bodily? Can the scientific knowledge provoke political change fast enough? Can we influence through art? Which conceptual tools we need to understand the Earth’s geophysiology? How can we see hope in the overwhelming flood of questions?

”I am a young performance artist, and my father is a emeritus professor of natural sciences. We come from different contexts but share the same worry of the Earth’s condition and its future.

I wanted to collaborate with my father and I asked him to invent an idea to propose to ANTI Festival. He came up with an idea of a machine which demonstrates a flood – the flood is caused by climate change and rise of the sea level which are caused by greenhouse gases from human activities. The machine, a sculpture will be a cosmological model describing the geophysiology, an idea of an scientific Gaia and its Anthropocene, an error caused by human.”

The flood machine will be constructed through the summer. Global Flood is a documentary performance installation.

Milla & Pertti Martikainen (FI): Global Flood

Milla Martikainen (FI)

Milla Alina Martikainen is an artist working with performance. She has specialised among other things into structural and situational-sculpting, looking for meaning and platforming social coagulation. Her latest research interests include Finnish forest discussion, the aesthetics of survival, the end of the world, care – and also the challenges of human-economic-central art and its possibilities of change in the Earth flooding in an ecological crisis.

Pertti J. Martikainen (FI)

Pertti J. Martikainen is an emeritus professor in biogeochemistry. He has a long experience in studies on greenhouse gas exchange between the atmosphere and northern terrestrial /aquatic ecosystems. Also biological processes behind the greenhouse gas fluxes are part of his interest. The last studies have focused on permafrost areas in Russian tundra.

Milla & Pertti Martikainen (FI): Global Flood

How to Get There?

Aapeli Shopping Centre

Kauppakatu 28