WELCOME to follow and join a discussion about experiencing energy with philosophers Antti Salminen and Tere Vadén and artist Perttu Saksa
The philosophers Antti Salminen and Tere Vadén have studied the experience and nature of energy, and the world after the western, fossil-fueled life form in their books Energy and Experience (2015, MCM Publishing) (Originally published in Finnish by niin & näin in 2013 with the title: Energia jakokemus) and Elo ja anergia (2018, niin & näin)
Maps of Essence, Perttu Saksa’s exhibition on view at Helsinki Contemporary, contemplates our relationship with energy and its significance for humanity. The presence of energy and oil are drawn out as an essential part of society, and materialised on a tangible level in Perttu Saksa’s photographs and bronze sculptures.
In both Salminen and Vadén's and Saksa’s works, the nature of energy is depicted as a force destroying life and acting against it. The gaze and questions turn to the future.
Perttu Saksa will present his exhibition as an introduction to the themes of the discussion. The discussion will be held in Finnish.
The books Energia ja Kokemus, Elo ja Anergia, as well as Antti Salminen's book Kokeellisuudesta. Historiallisesta avantgardesta jälkifossiiliseen elämään (2015, Poesia) are for sale at the Gallery before and during the event.
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