Feb 19-26, 2021

Galleries V1 and V2
Experimental Studio (Room G203)

Väre Building
Aalto University
Otaniementie 14
Espoo, Finland

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the exhibition is open only to students and staff of Aalto during the opening hours of the building.

Cross Waves is a sea state that occurs when two or more nonparallel wave systems meet. The waves generated by this phenomenon are dangerous to swimmers, boats, and ships caught between the crossing waves.

Cross Waves is also the name of the Spring exhibition of Aalto Media Lab students. It is an exhibition that presents interactive artworks that have been created in the meeting point of art and technology.

Ristiaallokko | Cross Waves exhibition is the outcome of the Interactive Art course at the Aalto Media Lab at Aalto University. The aim of the course is to explore the notion of interaction within the context of new media art.


A(cuerda)me / remember?


Is there memory embedded in textiles? Visual and tactile codes communicate stories, while steins, odours and wrinkles are marks of their lives, showcasing its relation with the body and the environment. Thus, reflection on the past is enabled by these cues. But what if those memories could be dynamic, shape shifting and adaptive to emotions, touch or the human voice? Could textiles transform into a new media for our digital archives, permitting recollection and access to these hidden memories? Could we reach a point where we trust our clothes memories more than our experiences? This installation explores how we can code and decode memories into a soft material, transforming memories into a new light base language.

Would you like to transfer a memory?