The exhibition features a live performance every Saturday at 13:00 and at 15.30, in which the audience can follow the creation of a painting. In the space of 30 minutes, the Painting Machine produces a new visual artwork that is incorporated into the exhibition. On the other opening days the Painting Machine is on display in the gallery as an audiovisual painting installation.
Leena and Kalle Nio’s installation investigates artisthood in today’s increasingly automated world. Although the Painting Machine is a mechanical piece of equipment, it is human in its own way. The process of producing a painting with the machine is surprising and uncontrolled, and every machine-made work contains unpredictable details and mistakes – just as human-made works do.
Painting Machine was produced in collaboration with EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art and WHS.
Technical design and implementation:
Kalle and Leena Nio
Kalle Jarva
Kristiina Kajaste, Emma Holmberg / Rock Solid Painting
Eric Bouche-Pillon / Cie 14:20
Music and Sound Design:
Samuli Kosminen
(”Drawing” – Composed by Samuli Kosminen & Markus Hohti)
Ingrid Orman
Project management:
Arja Miller & Ingrid Orman
Ari Karttunen / EMMA
With support of:
Suomen Kulttuurirahasto
Taiteen edistämiskeskus

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