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 with issues of creativity in science, as well as the opportunities of technology in this field. It questions the way we see the art and the science as opposites. The poem generated from user’s brain waves varies individually. Brain Poetry proposes a new perspective to the human-machine relationship.

Brains on Art (est. 2010), is a Helsinki-based art collective that combines in its installations the methods of both science and art. The collective consists of artist Kasperi Mäki-Reinikka, cognitive scientists Jukka Toivanen, Alexander Alafuzoff and Henri Kotkanen and electrical engineer Jari Torniainen.


Program / Saturday Feb 8, 2014

at 12 artist meeting with Kasperi Mäki-Reinikka
at 13-17 Brain Poetry – get your own poem
(+ at 13.30 guidance to Live Herring ’14 exhibition)

Galleria Ratamo
Veturitallinkatu 6
Gallery is open Tue-Sun 11-18
Free entrance