MARTTA TUOMAALA: Artistic methods for making a difference
On Wednesday, 19 October at 5 pm there will be an open lecture Artistic methods for making a difference by Finnish artist and filmmaker Martta Tuomaala. She is the guest lecturer at the graphic art and installation/sculpture departments at the autumn semester. The lecture will take place at EKA Lembitu 10B building in room no 144
Martta Tuomaala (b. 1983) is a visual artist, currently living and working in Helsinki. She gained a Master’s degree in Fine Art from Aalto University, School of Arts and Architecture in 2014.
Tuomaala is a multidisciplinary artist who focuses mainly on various forms of film, video and socially engaged art. Her works deals with social, societal structures and power relations. Tuomaala has been working in several low-paid sectors, which has made a strong impact in her artistic practice. The main focus of her interest is work: research of working culture, working conditions, labor struggles, workers’ rights and different forms of organizing, especially in the low-paid and precarious women-dominated fields. One of her biggest projects Cleaner’s Voice, which combines different methods of artistic practice and militant research, consists of a 16-channel installation which is based on the interviews of cleaners.
Currently she is working on a project Finn-Spinning-Soumi-Perkele! dealing with generalized ideas of ‘Finnishness’, precarious work and the effects of austerity politics in Finland.
You are warmly welcome!