Photo Suomen valokuvataiteen museo (c) Maija Tammi
Maija Tammi: Empathy Machine
Maija Tammi's exhibition Empathy Machine seeks to take apart how emotions are constructed and how they guide people.
Maija Tammi's exhibition Empathy Machine seeks to take apart how emotions are constructed and how they guide people. Humans are biologically able to feel emotions. Emotions, however, do not simply happen. Instead, our surrounding cultural values, environment, experiences and everyday encounters affect how people learn to feel and how they understand the meanings of emotions.
The artworks in the exhibition make use of the faith in stories, the escapism in nature documentaries, and the habit of building characters. In this exhibition, anthropomorphism – seeing human-like features in other animals and beings – is calculated, and the guest might be led astray at a first glance.
Finnish Museum of Photography, Cable Factory
Admission fee 6/12€, under 18 yrs free entry