Hidden – “Forms of the Senses”
Onoma’s summer exhibition, Hidden, is a manifesto for multi-sensory experience!
Curated by Laura Sarvilinna, the exhibition deals with how the senses influence artistic work and the experience of art. The exhibition explores multi-sensory experience through art, design and craft. Hidden is a sensual exhibition, which is set up in a way that takes into account the possibilities and limitations created by our senses and bodies and the environment, from the perspective of both the artist and the visitor.
In the West, we have been making value judgements about the human senses since ancient times. The number of senses has changed, and over time, they have each been assigned a different importance in relation to our thoughts and actions. We live in a period of human history characterised by unprecedented amounts of information and sensory overload. At the same time, and perhaps precisely because of this, we have reduced our sensory sensitivity by only relying on our dominant senses. We have almost forgotten the importance of versatile sensory practice and multi-sensory experience.
For people doing creative work, multi-sensory experience is a prerequisite for the imagination and creative practice. It is a natural path from an idea, or perhaps a coincidence, to a finished work. The works in the exhibition are intended to be experienced holistically. They appeal to several senses simultaneously. In order to maintain a sense of truth and presence in our lives, we must take care of the interaction between our senses and consider their multidimensional nature.
Artists, designers, and artisans in the Hidden exhibition
Annatuuli Saine and Ulla-Maija Alanen
Annika Lintervo, Inka Yli-Tepsa, Hermanni Yli-Tepsa and Tuukka Haapakorpi
Eija Koski and Ananya Tanttu
Elina and Klaus Aalto
Laura Merz and Rudi Merz
Linnea Saarits and Jonne Sippola
Mattila & Merz
Pekka Ijäs, Eero Alho and Risto Musta
The team behind the Hidden exhibition
curator Laura Sarvilinna
exhibition designer Elina Aalto
graphic designer Ilkka Kärkkäinen
project designer Tuulia Penttilä
exhibition manager Susanna Louneva