Live Herring '14 exhibition ended last weekend! We thank all the organizers, artists, co-workers - and especially those over 800 exhibition guests, who visited the exhibition in Gallery Ratamo! We celebrated a new start with Live Herring '14 exhibition and during the exhibition we also got more to be happy about (we've got a big grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation for one project). We'll be back with our next triennial exhibition in a few years time, but we doubt that Live Herring will be too silent in between the exhibitions... (If you wish to stay tuned to our news, [...]
Kasperi Mäki-Reinikka from Brains on Art collective visits Gallery Ratamo / Live Herring '14 on Saturday, February 8, 2014. Mäki-Reinikka introduces Brain Poetry project, after which the exhibition guests have a change to have their own brains making poems! Brain Poetry (2013) is a poetry generator, which produces poetry from the user's brain waves. The technology behind the generator is based on methods of computational creativity developed by researcher Jukka Toivanen. The artwork examines the combination of a human and a machine in a creative process. Computational creativity means imitating, modeling and aiding creativity with a computer. The artwork deals [...]
While the Live Herring '14 main exhibition at the Gallery Ratamo takes closer look at mechanical and digital lifeforms, Äkkigalleria takes one step towards to bio art. The 24th Äkkigalleria Moths Day and Night 23.-25.1.2014 (Kauppakatu 25, Jyväskylä) is an annex event to the Live Herring '14. Two British animations artists, Emily Tracy and Elizabeth Hobbs, will combine forces with local research biologist and nature conservationist, Jussi Päivinen from Metsähallitus, to create new animations inspired by Finnish moths. This intervention includes two workshops, one for a class of school students and the other open to the public. The workshops will [...]
Live Herring '14 starts February by organizing an Oculus Rift Workshop, Art on XYZ-scale, by visual artist Sampsa Kuha on Sat-Sun 1-2.2.2014. Virtual environments are familiar from games, apps and movies. This far we´ve been able to explore them on two-dimensional screens, but when viewing systems like Oculus Rift become available it is going to change. With a device such as the Rift, it´s possible to view virtual worlds from one´s own perspective and even look around turning your head from side to side. In this workshop participants get to explore the possibilities of creating, experiencing and exhibiting art in [...]
Machines and robots take over Gallery Ratamo at the Live Herring '14 exhibition. Live Herring 14 exhibits works that show the humanlike features and behaviour of machines and robots. You can see some machines manufacturing art, you can get a new year's prophecy from a mechanical bird and you can visit a pet store for robots. The exhibitions shows pieces from three media artists: Jinhee Kim, Matti Niinimäki and Lasse Ursin. And, besides the exhibition, we also have extra program: Thu-Sat 23.-25.1. Äkkigalleria 24 – Moths day and night (Kauppakatu 25, Jyväskylä). FB event Sat-Sun 1.-2.2. a Oculus Rift workshop [...]
The performance will start on October 27th, 2008 at 12 p.m. Helsinki time (gmt +02:00) / 10 a.m. London time (gmt +00:00) and it will last around four hours. You can follow the project from the image below without downloading any programs.Windows users can download GPS-seuranta program that shows the progress of the performance in live feed. You can view the map and get some more information of the project. Download GPSSeuranta2.exe (1Mb) to your computer and start it by double-clicking icon. The project view opens as soon as you start the program.
Live Herring has invited media artist Outi Kotala to give a walk-in media art workshop in the beginning of July in Jyväskylä, Finland. In Bazaar of Banalities she studies, from a critical and maybe also a bit humorous point-of-view, the relationship between people and things, recycling and the eternal human tendency to own a lot of stuff, whether it is useful or not. Open to all media art event is organized by Live Herring together with The Jyväskylä Art Museum. Bazaar of Banalities July 10-12, 2007 at 11am-6pm The Jyväskylä Art Museum (Information about how you can take part to installation is [...]