( This project was part of a collection funded by Nordplus. )
Session #2 was set up as a joint exhibition at Põhjala factory premises in Tallinn, Estonia. During this session students from three schools joined in order to work on the installation and presentation of the exhibition at Põhjala gallery. The design on the exhibition was developed and realised by the students of interior architecture BA course. As the seaweed traditions are in decline in many parts of the Nordic-Baltic region, the Session #2, sub-titled “The Seaweed Ceremony”, sought to revive these by giving students the opportunity to present their semester-long research. The exhibition was open to the public and served as a platform for a dialogue about seaweed, their role in our ecosystem.
Elise Piquemal performance:
Performance “Seaweed Ceremony” was developed during the course at Aalto University. In this performance a ceremony or ritual was conducted by the author who based it on traditional Japanese tea ceremony, using only ingredients that are extracted from seaweed.
“The Seaweed Ceremony” was also covered by Estonian Public Broadcasting in their evening television news programme: