Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen (DEN) & Malte Steiner (GER): Pintajännitys & Iijoki -suhteet

Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen & Malte Steiner: Pintajännitys [Surface Tension]. 2018. Nättepori auditorium. Photo: Jaani Föhr.

Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen is a visual artist working in the intersection between performance, sound and media art. Madsen’s research deals with both theory and practice. Her main focus points are performative practices, conceptual strategies, site-specificity, open technology, and sound. Malte Steiner is a media artist, electronic musician and composer. Steiner started creating electronic music and visual art around 1983. Steiner’s musical projects are primarily the experimental electro-acoustics. Since 1998 Steiner has been working with electronic art and installations.

Pintajännitys [Surface Tension] is a live electro-acoustic sound piece, where the goal is to enable an immersive listening experience that enhances sonic and environmental awareness. The composition is created by analysing the different material aspects of water, where both field recordings and water from the Iijoki River are used as vital sound sources for electronic manipulation. Pintajännitys [Surface Tension] connects the audience to their surroundings and nature through sound and music.

Iijoki-suhteet [Iijoki relations] is a sound and video installation created together with the inhabitants of Ii, reflecting on their relationship to water and the Iijoki River. It takes the form of a collective narration dealing with the importance of place, identity and belonging. The awareness of environmental factors can facilitate a collaborative consciousness and re-evaluate how people relate to nature and their place of residence. Iijoki-suhteet [Iijoki relations] is a medium of self-identification through land and water. It is a collaborative and participatory art piece where digital techniques meet natural settings and local elements become part of the artistic work. The audience experienced awareness of the environment and an enhanced perception of nature through performed sound-art. The artwork combined technology and knowledge on the border between art and science as water appeared as a self-contained entity or a non-human actor.