The Floating Platforms project brings together six scientists and six performance artists to explore the boundaries between art, science and the humanities.
Floating Platforms provides the researchers and artists time and space to explore their own and each other’s ways of thinking and working. Performances born from the process will be publicly presented as a part of Aboagora Symposium – from the 11th to 13th of August – and later as a part of New Performance Turku Festival – from the 28th of September to 4th of October 2015.
During the Aboagora Symposium the three working pairs were:
The sound archaeologist, PhD. Riitta Rainio (University of Helsinki) will collaborate with the sound and performance artist Juha Valkeapää. →
Biologist, PhD Mia Rönkä (University of Turku) with the Norwegian performance artist Kurt Johannessen. →
PhD. researcher in cosmology Kaisa Henttunen and Leena Kela, whose latest works have focused on the questions of expertise. →
At the New Performance Turku Festival the working pairs are:
Assyriologist and postdoctoral researcher Saana Svärd (University of Helsinki) and Lynn Lu, visual and performance artist from Singapore. →
Mikko Sams (Aalto University), professor of cognitive neuroscience, will work together with British artist Joshua Sofaer to investigate the neurology of aesthetics. →
And Eeva Puumala, PhD and researcher in international politics (University of Tampere) will be working together with the Portuguese performance artist Márcio Carvalho. →
Read more about the artists and researchers and the Floating Platforms project on the website.