01.11. — 30.11.2013
The Silence Project began at Hiap – the Helsinki International Residency Programme in November 2013. HIAP residencies provide opportunities for international arts professionals to undertake creative work, conduct research, build networks and engage in an interdisciplinary dialogue with the HIAP community. Surrounded by the sea and wild nature, the team spent a month in silence on a small island outside of Helsinki called Suomenlinna. The processes were exhibited at the gallery Augusta at the end of the residency.
Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir & Ólafur Kolbeinn Guðmundsson’s WEATHER EXPERIENCE explores Icelandic weather.
Mia Hamari uses natural materials such as bones and wood to create unique sculptural compositions.
Marja Helanders’ DARKNESS SERIES emphasizes the sense of non-places with its dark palette and emptiness.
Nina Backman´s performance Silence Meal explores layers of silence.
Sari Palosaari’s video work MINIMAL ROMANTIC explores the contradiction between the visual language of architecture and the reality of the place.
Lise Bjørne Linnert’s Tracing presence – PULSE drawings is like breathing; the pulse reminds us of the present.
Photography by Stef Morgenstern.