[artinfo] IHME Productions 2009

Csejdy Réka rcsejdy at mucsarnok.hu
Tue Nov 18 13:11:52 CET 2008

13 November 2008

IHME Project 2009: Clay and the Collective Body

The first cluster of IHME productions by the Pro Arte Foundation Finland will bring ground-breaking art prominently into the midst of everyday life in Helsinki. The event centres on Clay and the Collective Body, an IHME Project - temporary work of art in public space - by Antony Gormley in the Kaisaniemi sports field and continues with the IHME Days for Art at the Old Student House, as well as IHME Edition, to be published the same week. Collective visual art has never before been seen in such prominence in public spaces in Helsinki. 

IHME Project Will Set a Collective Challenge to the Public

Sculptor Antony Gormley (b. 1950) will create a work in the sports field in Kaisaniemi park in Helsinki, bringing together clay and Helsinki locals in a specially erected pneumatic building. Clay and the Collective Body will feature a huge clay cube that will be both a challenge and a shared bodily experience. Designed specifically for Helsinki and realised for the first time here, Gormley's work brings together Mass, Space and Energy in a response to the aims of the Pro Arte Foundation Finland: to ask questions about how art can be made and who it can be for.

The Clay and the Collective Body project will start with a huge clay cube the height of a small house and weighing 160,000 kilograms, housed in a well-lit, humidified pneumatic building. In the first phase of the project (from 20 to 24 March), the public will be able to view the constructed cube. In the second phase (from 25 March to 3 April), the public will have an opportunity to work on and with the clay and to use it to make objects of any kind, big or small, alone or with others. The public will be able to view the final result of the project from 4 to 13 April 2009. 

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For further information on the IHME Productions, please contact

Ms Paula Toppila, Project Manager, tel. +358 45 124 0096, paula.toppila at proartefoundation.fi

IHME Productions, Press and Marketing

Ms Outi Raatikainen, tel. +358 50 552 3135, outi at pinkeminence.fi

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