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Two unique exhibitions by Aalto University at the Oodi Library to experience and play

The Finnish EU presidency is now in full swing and for September (when the EU level AV conference will take place), Aalto is offering two very different exhibitions to be on display at the Oodi library in Helsinki.
Screenshot from Interactive Diorama - Rembrandt 1632
Interactive Diorama - Rembrandt 1632

The exhibitions will take place within the immersive walls of the Kuutio space on the second floor of Oodi with its smart glass walls giving even more dimension to the exhibits. 

First up will be Interactive Diorama - Rembrandt 1632, by Professor Lily Diaz-Kommonen and her team. It’s a virtual reality simulation that takes the visitor deep into a painting by Rembrandt from the 1600s, transcending the 3D dimension. The artwork has been converted into an interactive diorama of what was reputedly the first meeting of its kind at the Barber’s Surgeon Guild of Amsterdam in 1632. The anatomy lesson was to become a kind of spectacle for the public to attend, and in this experience, you are the subject, and all from the safety of your own reality.

The Kuutio space barely has a chance to breathe before  Games, Art and Science sets up. The exhibition is curated by executive in residence, Annakaisa Kultima, and it’s a chance for Aalto students and researchers, in collaboration with artists and scientists from Finland and abroad, to show everyone what they’ve been up to of recent. The games: Global Warning, Sky Beneath, Hamsterwave, Plusminus, Quantum Garden will showcase the intersection of art and science in wildly different ways.

 

 

Screenshot from Hamsterwave (Games,art and science)
One of the featured games: Hamsterwave

Interactive Diorama - Rembrandt 1632 will be open at the Oodi Library (Kuutio space) between 9-19th September, 12-19 open every day. There is also a chance to meet the makers on Tuesday 10th Sep, 11-12

 Games, Art and Science will be open at the Oodi Library (Kuutio space) between 20-29th September. There is also a chance to meet the makers on Friday 20th Sep, 11-12

On Friday 20th September the exhibition is open until 5pm!

Both events are free of charge

More info: Outi Turpeinen – Aalto University Art coordinator ([email protected])

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Screenshot of Interactive Diorama VR experience

Interactive Diorama - Rembrandt 1632 at Central Library Oodi

A virtual reality simulation that takes the visitor deep into a painting by Rembrandt from the 1600s

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Screenshot from one of the featured games - Hamsterwave

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An intersection of art and science through games.

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