Tracking the Dark

 

Recently inside the RETREAT space Sanna Vellava was conducting a self tracking experiment in which she tracks her physiological reactions with digital self tracking device in order to see how darkness affects bodily states, comparing these to subjectively perceived modifications of mood. This 3-day-stay in the darkness was taken as a space to explore kinesthetic and physiological reactions, happenings inside the body and in the space.

 

Sanna Vellava is a circus artist, specialized in aerial acrobatics and vertical rope. In addition, she has recently graduated as Master of Social Sciences, in social and cultural anthropology, from University of Helsinki. Her master's thesis focused on "biohacking" as a cultural phenomenon. Nowadays Vellava is planning her PhD studies about technological phenomena in contemporary societies. She is interested in continuing working between artistic and academic fields, researching, challenging and trying to ignore disciplinary boundaries.

 

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RETREAT

- by Meri Linna

 

Retreat examines the absence of light

through the context of visual art. As a visitor you are invited to spend time in a facility where self-examination and social gatherings are unburdened from the visual overload in our society.

 

Read about the background of the Retreat project

 

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merenlinna[ at ]gmail.com

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Documentaion & previous projects:

 

2018 RETREAT with TILDA DALUNDE

2017 (RE)treatment - Jan Van Eyck - NL

2015 Retreat - Mänttä Art Festival

2014 Retreat - Project room - Helsinki