Case Pyhäjoki Conference

Mari Keski-Korsu & Erich Berger presented Case Pyhäjoki – Artistic reflections on nuclear influence’, a transdisciplinary artistic expedition, production workshop and presentation events in Pyhäjoki, Finland held from 1st to 11th of August 2013. 

The sixth nuclear power plant of Finland is planned to be built at Hanhikivi Cape in Pyhäjoki. Case Pyhäjoki explores artistic perspectives on the vast changes planned in Pyhäjoki, through the planning of a nuclear power plant at the site, and this way of considering energy production and consuming in the world. Artists can not only reflect upon and depict social phenomena and socio-economical relations, but can also situate themselves in between politics, activism and science. Can art make changes? If so, what would be the creative tools of activism?

Case Pyhäjoki was initiated by artist Mari Keski-Korsu and is now a collaborative work group in between herself, artist-organiser and researcher Andrew Paterson/Pixelache and musician and artist Antye Greie-Ripatti/Hai Art. Other partners are Finnish Bioart Society and Pro Hanhikivi.