Cultural Heritage on the Verge of Virtual Reality
BEYOND MATTER is an international, interdisciplinary project on the revival of past landmark exhibitions, the documentation of current exhibitions and the dissemination of documentation along with actual artworks – both materially and immaterially present – in innovative ways.
Heritage as a Source of Knowledge
in Artistic Research and Design Education
The exhibition revisits the site of Les Immatériaux (1985) curated by French philosopher Jean-François Lyotard and design theorist Thierry Chaput, showcasing an educational perspective encapsulated in the MA Fellowshop Programme. It displays selected aspects of the processes and outcomes of co-design methodologies employed in a particularly rich and insightful collaboration with Centre Pompidou.
VIRTUAL MUSEOLOGY TOOLKIT
Beyond Matter, Within Space
XR & Digital Heritage Info Afternoon
Research dissemination with presentations about media, design, extended and virtual reality by Cvijeta Miljak (Aalto University), Leena Svinhufvud (Design Museum Helsinki) and Hiroshi Takanashi (Dai Nippon Printing) moderated by prof. Lily Díaz-Kommonen.
Harald Herlin Learning Centre, Aalto University, 24 Nov 2022
Heritage as a Source of Knowledge in Art and Design Education
Espronceda – Institute of Art and Culture, Barcelona, 10–18 June 2022
New European Bauhaus Festival 2022
ISEA 2022 extended programme
Avatars and Poetry
Design Museum Helsinki, 21 May 2022
Co-designing VR Experiences
Accompanying a week long exhibition Co-designing VR EXperiences, a hybrid seminar took place at Design Museum Helsinki on 19 May, featuring Beyond Matter project in the morning Panel discussion with presentions and discussion with ZKM, Centre Pompidou and Aalto University partners.
Avatars and Poetry
Matter, Non-Matter, Anti-Matter.
Past Exhibitions as Digital Experiences.
The panel discussion, augumenting the opening of the exhibition Matter, Non-Matter, Anti-Matter. Past Exhibitions as Digital Experiences on Thu 17 March 2022, moderated by prof. Lily Diaz-Kommonen, hosted Harri Laakso (Head of Department of Art and Media, Aalto University), Anne Mäkijärvi (Digimuseo.fi) and Jussi Nuortena (National Archive of Finland) and took place in the main lobby of the Väre-building at Otaniemi campus.
Artistic simulations and building new audiences for historical exhibition reconstructions
Andreas Broeckmann, art historian and curator, a member of the research team at Centre Pompidou that is working on the virtual reconstruction of Les Immatériaux gave an online visiting lecture at Aalto University on 15 March 2022 as part of the MA research course DOM-E514901 Systems of Representation: Culture Lab. The course focuses on the notion of representation from a systemic and socio-cultural perspective.
Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás, a curator from ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, held an online visiting lecture on 3 March 2020 as a part of the MA research course DOM-E5149 Systems of Representation in which she summarised the main concepts of the Beyond Matter – Cultural heritage on the verge of Virtual Reality project as well as presented the two milestone exhibitions, Les Immatériaux (1985) and Iconoclash (2002) that will be revived and interpreted over the course of the project.
MA Fellowship Programme
The research programme took place from autumn 2021 to summer 2021, and brought together ten outstanding MA students from Aalto University with important European museums and heritage institutions ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (Germany), the Centre George Pompidou (France), Tallinn Art Hall (Estonia), Tirana Art Lab (Albania) and the Ludwig Museum (Hungary).