- Documenting the process of creating from homeTeuta Pashnjari is a first-year Fine Arts student at TAMK. She exhibited her work in iWeek’s painting exhibition. During COVID-19 lockdown Teuta worked in her new home studio, which she talks about with Luiza Preda. She explains to Isabella Presnal about how she began documenting her creative process and how it transformed into a short film.
- Visual Catalysts ExhibitionThe Visual Catalysts exhibition is part of the Backlight Photo Festival in Tampere. The exhibition was curated by Dr. Juha Suonpää from Tampere University of Applied Sciences. The exhibition features multiple TAMK students and was set up by TAMK students.
- Mask On – COVID-19 isn’t goneThis piece is meant to capture how if we consider the people around us by social distancing and wearing masks, i.e. thinking about the well-being of our community over our own selfish needs, then we can achieve a better way of living. Not only through this pandemic but if we take these ideas and applyContinue reading “Mask On – COVID-19 isn’t gone”
Learn about our artists, the latest projects and exhibitions, and read about Media and Arts at TAMK.
Teuta Pashnjari is a first-year Fine Arts student at TAMK. She exhibited her work in iWeek’s painting exhibition. During COVID-19 lockdown Teuta worked in her new home studio, which she talks about with Luiza Preda. She explains to Isabella Presnal about how she began documenting her creative process and how it transformed into a short film.
The Visual Catalysts exhibition is part of the Backlight Photo Festival in Tampere. The exhibition was curated by Dr. Juha Suonpää from Tampere University of Applied Sciences. The exhibition features multiple TAMK students and was set up by TAMK students.
New Music Alert! On Thursday a new track titled ‘Hurting‘ will be released. The track transcends borders through an international collab between musicians 8th Myth, and AD, and produced by Matt Makes Music. AD and Matt Makes Music are all the way across the world in Australia and New Zealand, while 8th Myth is hereContinue reading “8th Myth’s latest collab transcends borders”
Ian McIntosh is a Canadian second-year Music Production student. In 2016 he and his family moved to Turkey, and since then he’s been living abroad. This spring he started a podcast, The Expatriot, and is interviewing others that have been or are ex-pats. Here is his story and the inspiration for the podcast. Tell usContinue reading “The Expatriot”
Ignacio Varela is a graphic designer and illustrator from Uruguay. He was studying at Mediapolis as an exchange student during the fall of 2019, taking some photography courses. He is now presenting his project What is a tree other than freedom? in iWeek’s photography exhibition. 1. Who are you and where are you are from?Continue reading “He became a “loudspeaker” for a Finnish girl who saw her forests being destroyed”
Amazine is an online zine made together with 20 of the Media & Arts’ creators. The first issue of Amazine is published with one artist per day from April 6th to May 1st. Meet the creator behind Amazine Hello! I am Elina, and now in my third-year of studies in the Fine Art path. BornContinue reading “Amazine – the digital zine featuring artists”
The Fine Art digital exhibition BIG WHOOP is a group show by and featuring young emerging artists. The exhibition team Jonathan Cary, Janna Lindfors, Aleksandra Näveri, Jenny Vesiväki, Jasmin Gams and Petra Vuorinen. The top definition for the expression “big whoop” on urbandictonary.com is “Big deal, important occurrence. Usually used sarcastically or to blow somethingContinue reading “BIG WHOOP”
Yuhsuan Harjula is a media and art student in TAMK. She is from Taiwan and now resides in Tampere, Finland. She became interested in photography as a kid, however, the environment was not supportive. After moving to Finland, her ex-spouse supported her in pursuing the possibilities to study in art and photography. Yuhsuan is mostContinue reading “Moving from photography to moving images, wasn’t as easy as it seemed”
Our music coordinator, Anna Haaraoja, set up interviews with 7 people in the music industry. The purpose of the interviews was to have a discussion about how COVID-19 has impacted people in music production. The interviews were conducted during the early stages of self isolation in Finland, towards the end of March. Anna asked theseContinue reading “Documenting the Affects of COVID-19 in Music Production”
Natalija Sari Djakovic is a Finnish-Serbian visual artist. She moved to Finland a few years ago to pursue arts at TAMK. Her works range from paintings to drawings to sculptures, full of vibrant colors and abstract shapes. Through her artwork, she pulls you in to think more about the subject matter. Why don’t you giveContinue reading “Meet the artist who uses her emotions to create powerful and abstract work”
From Trap to Rock, SHARKY doesn’t know about genres.Just fun! From Barcelona now based in Tampere, SHARKY is an alter ego. The alter ego everyone has inside willing to go out and see the world. It is hard to tag this project with a music style. From trap to rock, but also other world sounds,Continue reading “Who is SHARKY?”
Article and Essays
Read our articles and essays covering all things Media and Arts, from how we pulled off our first digital event to the changes in Music Production.
This piece is meant to capture how if we consider the people around us by social distancing and wearing masks, i.e. thinking about the well-being of our community over our own selfish needs, then we can achieve a better way of living. Not only through this pandemic but if we take these ideas and applyContinue reading “Mask On – COVID-19 isn’t gone”
In response to the current Black Lives Matter protests in the United States of America, and around the world, artists have been creating works to further support the movement. TAMK students and alumni shared their own works, expressing their views and allyship.
In February the exhibition, Generation 2020, opened its doors at Amos Rex, Helsinki. The exhibition features 80 young artists, from 18 to 25. The 150+ artworks of the exhibition take us through subjects, such as sexual identity, climate change, technology and future, well-being, craftmanship and visual arts traditions as well as social and personal memory.Continue reading “Generation2020 at Amos Rex”
An informal virtual lunchtime discussion during the 2020 International Week gave us the chance to chew over trends in the world of memes during the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. The origins, dissemination patterns and adaptations of memes are notoriously hard to track with sound academic rigour, so we rely for the time being on anecdotalContinue reading “Memes during the lockdown”
iWeek 2020 was the first ever fully digital iWeek since the beginning in 2008. Plans for the annual iWeek began already in January and first meeting took place in February, when we started we had no idea it would become an online event. Originally we were meant to host art exhibitions, installations, music performances, workshopsContinue reading “Our Experience: Online iWeek”
To get hyped up for next week we’re sharing a recap of last years event. We had a huge line up of musicians, exhibitions that filled our rooms and halls, and workshops that inspired. While this year our concerts, workshops and exhibitions are from the safety of our homes doesn’t mean we won’t have asContinue reading “Recap of iWeek 2019”
An essay by Anna Haaraoja History of Music Production In the late 1870s, the invention of the barrel organ and the phonograph started a new era of how music could be consumed. These early inventions lead to the development of gramophone and vinyl records that are still being used. One by one inventions such asContinue reading “How the music producer’s work develops and changes in the ’20s.”
Everyone now has a lot more time at home. If you’re getting bored of just scrolling through Netflix or YouTube, we made a list of TAMK films! These short films were made by our students from the Finnish and English degree programs so there’s something for everyone! YouTube Playlist If Monopoly was an Anime (EnglishContinue reading “TAMK Student Films”
Recap iWeek 2020
Read about what happened during iWeek 2020, our first ever Digital Event.
The Art, Media and Music International Week 2020 has come to an end. It was an amazing week filled with art, music, workshops, and many discussions! We would like to thank you for attending our First Ever Online iWeek! We really appreciate your support, curiosity and openness and we apologise for any mishaps that happened!Continue reading “Thank you for participating in iWeek 2020!”
The last day started with Tommi Moilanen and his workshop focused on Distance Teaching Media Students. Tommi shared how he has been teaching his Filming and Lighting course through streaming and online tools. The conversation focused on how to teach from home, and what digital tools there are. A big topic was how the theoreticalContinue reading “The Last Day of iWeek 2020”
In the morning we had the Fine Art video pitching session hosted by Fanny Niemi-Junkola with Tytti Rantanen, program coordinator from AV-Arkki, & Jenni Toikka, visual artist. You can watch the films here or on our YouTube channel. Afterward, we had the final lunchtime discussion hosted by Sohvi. The special guest was Chris Smith, whoContinue reading “Thursday, 23rd of April”
It’s Wednesday the 22nd, and we’re already halfway through the week! How did this happen? It’s been really great so far with many people from around the world; we have people attending from Uruguay, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, and more! Today started with the RDI workshop hosted by TAMK’s Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) Services;Continue reading “Halfway through iWeek!”
This morning started off with an introduction to the Fine Art Degree Show, AtomicJungle, by Fanny. It was fascinating to hear some of the artists talk about their original intentions of the works, and how they changed to adapt to a virtual exhibition. Hopefully we can see a physical exhibition in Finlayson area this fall.Continue reading “Day 2 of iWeek 2020”
The first day of our first virtual iWeek is done! This morning we got up early for our 9 am team meeting to discuss the final details and people’s tasks for the day. We were busy bees working away to send out emails and finishing a few texts. Our WhatsApp chat blowing up all morningContinue reading “iWeek 2020 Day 1”
This year we will be hosting three virtual concerts Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, all starting at 9pm. There will be music, and performances, and hosted by our very own Anna Haaraoja. Monday we’ll have a Forks & Mics session from Kite Records featuring Nestori Kumpunen with a live Q&A. Additonally, OCADU student Ruby-Anne Kakoutis willContinue reading “Join our Virtual concerts!”
Welcome to iWeek 2020! It’s the 13th annual Art, Media, and Music International Week, and first-ever online event! TAMK Art, Media and Music International week is TAMK’s annual event highlighting art, media, and music by our students, from various paths and degrees at TAMK. Every year in the spring we have a week of exhibitions,Continue reading “See the Silence, Hear the Invisible”