Mirjam Hinn's personal exhibition "Solidified Sound" in Tartu Art House 17.05-22.06.2018
On Thursday, May 17th at 6 p.m. master's student of the University of Tartu, Mirjam Hinn will open her personal exhibition “Solidified Sound” in the monumental gallery of Tartu Art House. The exhibition will remain open until June 22nd.
Hinn has previously graduated from Tartu Art College and the present exhibition is her master’s project at the University of Tartu. “Solidified Sound” is based on the phenomenon of synaesthesia that she uses to visualise sounds. Aural elements are replaced with brush strokes and layers of sound are depicted through geometric shapes filled with colour gradients.
Hinn’s works form a symbolic final graduate project (Hinn began her studies in the Department of Art): during the first years of the Painting Department the connection with Tartu’s historic roots and the output of the former art school Pallas were clear, but over the last years this foundation has been left behind in order to embrace the trends of the contemporary art world where the brush stroke is currently one of the central and defining elements.
The artist adds: “This exhibition consists of visual depictions of unnatural sounds. They have been created by people and have been lifted from their everyday context. Every sound has then gone through the artist’s personal interpretation process to become a painting. The sounds and the visuals complement each-other and become one. Although the nature of sound is to be in constant motion and transformation, they have now solidified into a material form.”
Defence of Mirjam Hinn’s master’s project will take place on 6 June. Hinn’s supervisor is Jaan Elken, artist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Tartu, assisted by artist Maarja Nõmmik.
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