East Wing is thrilled to announce a new Publication by Finnish Artist, Maija Tammi
to be released on 23 April 2020 "Immortal: Lost Memoirs of Cronelia Dulac, Concerning the Freshwater Polyp Hydra".
Biologist Cornelia Dulac has been missing since 2014. Her audiotapes were discovered at a remote cabin in Eastern Finland together with a fully-equipped research laboratory and a year’s supply of food. It is obvious that something had deviated from Dulac’s plans. She had been researching hydra, an immortal freshwater polyp.
Immortal is an artbook that combines scientific research, art and storytelling. The authors, artist and Doctor of Arts Maija Tammi and visual storyteller Ville Tietäväinen, pull the readers into the world of forever-young hydra – under the surface of Dulac’s experiments and obsessive mind.Maija Tammi (b. 1985)
is a Finnish artist and Doctor of Arts, whose photographs and videos examine the liminal areas of disgust and fascination, science and art. She regularly collaborates with scientists and musicians. Tammi’s work has been exhibited extensively internationally, among others in Paris, Berlin, Rome, London, New York, Chicago, and Tokyo, and she has three published books.
Tammi currently holds the title Artist Professor for the years 2020–2024.Her background is in photojournalism and she holds a Masters degree in visual journalism, working as a photojournalist for six years before her artistic career. She completed her practice-based doctorate from Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture in 2017. East Wing has presented work by Maija Tammi at Unseen Amsterdam in 2017 and most recently she was included in the group exhibition "In Real Life", presented at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago 16 January - March 2020.
Copies of "Immortal: Lost Memoirs of Cronelia Dulac, Concerning the Freshwater Polyp Hydra" can be purchased at Aalto Art Books
The book is part of the exhibition at Oak and Charles Quevillon's Forum Box
with works by Maija Tammi and composer/performer Charles Quevillon coming later in 2020.