Biophilia in us, let’s keep in touch with nature
Art event by artist in residence Marika Tomu Kaipainen
You are invited to the opening of Biophilia in us, let’s keep in touch with nature, an art event by Gil Artist in Residence Marika Tomu Kaipainen in Deiglan on Saturday, March 28th at 2 – 5 pm. Also open on Sunday at 2 – 5 pm. Please join us for light refreshments and the artist will be present.
„Biophilia in us, let’s keep in touch with nature“ is an art workshop and an art event through the internet and social media with impact of nature and artist. The purpose of the art workshop and event is to invite interactivity and interaction with nature. I will use immersive and participatory performance, installation, livestream and documentation.
My art workshop and art event is short of research how the artist can through his / her art works and art interact with the audience and how the work of art transforms and becomes actual through the interaction and through the shared experience. I am working on participative artworks where the experiencer becomes a part of the artwork itself through remote but direct interaction with the artist. Interaction and the need for aesthetic experiences are the basic needs of a human being. We become alive through our experiences. Our body and brains receive treatment and cure from positive experiences and these experiences are never in excess. Memorable, multi- sensory, art-focused interaction is offering exactly this.
The core of my art includes interaction, different states of creating art, experiencing life in a positive light. My work is portrayed by multi-sensory experience, communal and process-oriented production and interaction, and by all this, making the surrounding world a better place. My plan is to give an impact of biophilia experience. Experience how to look and be a part of what’s really happening around you and how to get a multi-sensory experience of nature and have a tight relationship through nature, joy and happiness.
My plan is to expand our modern nature connection and bring it back close to biophilia. The term „biophilia“ means „love of life or living systems.“ Diving in the term Philia, or friendship it evokes the idea of reciprocity and how friendships are beneficial to both parties in more than just one way, but especially in the way of happiness. Our time needs that kind of friendship towards the nature.
The aim is to create communication and interaction through art and nature of wandering around and filming and photographing my remarks and my phenomenological posts of my surroundings and sharing it through the internet and social media. I will gather the exhibition from my documentation (photos and videos) and conversations through social media. My interest is to connect with the local community. My art works that way.
Marika Tomu Kaipainen (b.1972) is a social/community/conceptual artist, art pedagog and art therapist from Helsinki, Finland. She completed her Master of Fine Arts at the Art institute Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Finland 2017. Her student thesis titled was The Picture and Coloring book of my life with all ingredients. She is also has a Master of Humanities at the Humak University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki Finland 2012 . Her student thesis title is Foodstuffs art in a sensory art workshop – experience as the channel to well-being. Artistic Interventions in Organizations.
“I am the instrument – the means, the means of my art. Me and my artwork radiate good atmosphere… Being playful is the creation of the atmosphere, feeling of hope…”