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.


The Nature of Elasticity


The past couple hundred years have seen the effects of humanity on nature unfold at an extraordinary rate and scale. The harsh and aggressive motion of the world we live in shattered the appearance of the earth’s untouched nature. But can nature prevail over the intrusion of men and remain unruptured despite the ever growing interference? Can it eventually retract back to its original form?

The Nature of Elasticity is an audio-visual installation that touches upon the problem of the Anthropocene. The immersive generative soundscape and the interactive visual representation of the issue transform the room into a riveting experience, while submerging the visitor in the centre of the action.

Photographs used for the visuals are the work of Lassi Häkkinen.