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Visual artist Maija Tammi and composer/performer Charles Quevillon have created an exhibition that combines Greek myths, spirituality, technology, scientific research, and the Hydra*. The installation titled Relic and Tammi’s photographic works pursue the human place in the continuum of existence and aging. The video installation The Problem of the Hydra examines practical and metaphysical questions raised by hydra all the way from the 1700s to this day. Quevillon’s interactive sound sculpture Le Refuge des Cordes is a meditation on the sanctity of technology. An integral part of the exhibition is also Tammi’s and visual storyteller Ville Tietäväinen’s book Immortal published by Aalto ARTS Books.

First presented at the gallery Forum Box in Helsinki (FI), (17.06–12.07.2020)

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Exhibition, 2020

Collaboration with visual artist Maija Tammi

During the exhibition, four works (two videos and two installations) were using sound. The space was very resonant and it wasn’t possible to use headphones because of corona restrictions. Through careful design, speaker placement and mixing between the sound of the works, I manage to achieve a sound design that was praised in the review of the exhibition in Helsing Sanomat : “TAITAVASSA näyttelyarkkitehtuurissa on huomioitu monimediallinen ilmaisu, kuten ääniaaltojen kulkusuunnat, jolloin musiikki voi virrata vapaasti ilman, että se kaappaa kaiken huomion itseensä.”

“SKILLED in its exhibition architecture is attention to multimedia expression, such as the direction of soundwaves, in which the music can flow freely without it capturing all the attention to itself.” (my translation).

More info

Maija Tammi’s website

Photographs by Miikka Pirinen

© 2021 Charles Quevillon. 

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Charles Quevillon is a composer/performer based in Helsinki, Finland.