In the Air – Felt by a number of people to be happening, or about to happen.
Air sustains life on Earth. It is the medium through which sound, light, heat and scent are conducted. It contains the gases necessary for organisms to breathe and thrive, and the pollutants that one particular organism has released that endanger life itself.
Air, then, is not simply what we breathe. While it is often transparent, we can’t see everything it contains. There are invisible elements: the scientific, the environmental, the political. There is power in the air, and the relationship between that power and the sustainability of life is critical. Everything is connected.
Art Ii Biennial will be held in Ii, Northern Finland, 15th – 19th of June 2022. The eighth Art Ii Biennial will focus on imagining and sensing air and all its associated elements. The multi-faceted event will present works that explore these issues, offering new thoughts, expressions, and perceptions, and finding ways to give sensory presence to the invisible.
The event is curated by artist/researcher Minna Rainio, artist Mark Roberts and producer/curator Jetta Huttunen.