29th Congress of Union of The European Phoniatricians
Finnish Phoniatricians Association
Phoniatrics: the medical specialty of communication and swallowing
UEP Art Gallery
On the occasion of 29th UEP Congress, an art gallery will take place during the congress. The gallery will include the installation “Vocological studies” by Voice-researcher Jaana Tyrmi. Participants of the congress are invited to take part in the art gallery by bringing their art objects to the gallery after informing Mrs. Jonna Kuuskoski at email@example.com
Opening of the Gallery.
The Gallery will open on 14.6 at 11.00 by Prof. Markus Gugatschka, art enthusiast and interim director of the Department of Phoniatrics at the Medical University Graz, Austria.
Installation: Vocological studies
Jaana Tyrmi, 2018
I am interested in analogies that one can find in nature, how energy travels in wave form, how we interpret color or sound by the wave length or it’s amplitude and how new things are born out of interventions. Cyanotype as one of the oldest forms of photography (by Sir John Herschel,1842) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as one of the newest imaging technologies (by Raymond Vahan Damadian, 1977) use both iron and potassium as reagents. In human body iron carries oxygen to cells and makes the action possible, where potassium makes it possible for cells to recover, as blue color can soothe and recover our minds.
Vocological studies –project combines new and old imagining technologies and is interested in border between art and science. MRI and botanical images are the base of these syanotypes that form a chorus. Under each portrait is demonstrated vowel or consonant that is seen in MRI-images above. Listening or analyzing the pictures, phones –word is formed. In MRI pictures all individual information is stripped away, but cyanotypes dresses them up again and new identity is given.
These MRI-images are from my first article in my thesis on vocology. Cyanotype intervention will place them under different kind of audience to study.
Jaana Tyrmi is doctoral student in University of Tampere in Speech and Voice Research Laboratory, School of Education. She has taken part in group exhibitions in Finland and abroad since 2009 and her first solo exhibition took place in 2017.