• Exhibition

DesignPartners19 – Teemu Lehmusruusu & Artek

  • Interior
  • Sustainability
Sep 6, Fri 11:00-19:00
Sep 7, Sat 11:00-19:00
Sep 8, Sun 11:00-19:00
Sep 10, Tue 11:00-19:00
Sep 11, Wed 11:00-19:00
Sep 12, Thu 11:00-19:00
Sep 13, Fri 11:00-19:00
Sep 14, Sat 11:00-19:00
Sep 15, Sun 11:00-19:00
Erottajankatu 2
Event type
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Event price
18 € / 9 €

Teemu Lehmusruusu & Artek
Respiration Field

Artek presents Teemu Lehmusruusu’s environmental and new media work of art of soil respiration striving to make an essential natural process visible.

Respiration Field is an environmental and new media art installation first presented at the Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden in Helsinki during July and August 2019.

The installation consists of five measuring chambers hand-shaped of glass, some soil, selected plants and a dedicated solar power plant. It measures every half hour the CO2 balance produced by the soil respiration and the photosynthesis of the plants. The chambers make sounds and light up during the measuring according to the CO2 balance at that moment.

The plants placed in the area create a unit that supports biodiversity and soil activity. Over the growth season, as the soil and the plants interact, the CO2 circulation changes, and thereby the installation is constantly in a dynamic state. It is hard for humans to observe soil activity and its decisive role in earthly existence using conventional methods. That is why we must make a habit of repeatedly reminding ourselves of it and find creative ways to enable it.

DesignPartners19 gathers creatives with much more in common than expected under the same roof. In the hall of the palace, shoe designer meets material supplier, lighting manufacturer meets fashion designer, and furniture company meets chef extraordinaire. Potential partners can meet and present their views and skills in a shared space. The exhibition will be a surprising, memorable experience for all, and each participant’s audience will grow thanks to the collaboration.

Open from 11 am to 7 pm every day except Monday, 9 September.



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