In the past thirteen years, Mika Vainio has exhibited in some of the major art spaces in europe and has collaborated with both a number of important artists and curators. since his musical work has been in the focus of attention, his installations have never gained the broader recognition they deserve – without good reason.
In the present book, an overview will give a clear outline of this segment of his oeuvre. also his realized soundtracks for other artists, in the genres of video, film, and dance are included.
Each work is presented with a significant selection of images (installation views, visuals or sketches) and an explanatory text to deliver its basic idea. in the two essays Carl Michael Von Hausswolff and Daniela Cascella – longtime companions and collaborators – delicately introduce vainio’s conceptions to further enlight the reader’s understanding. on the enclosed CDs one can find a selection of tracks created for the respective installations and soundtracks.
Catalogue + 2 audio cds, 92 pages, colour/monochrome, texts by Daniel Klemm, Daniela Cascella and carl Michael Von Hausswolff.
Mika Vainio. time examined. all tracks originate from the installation and soundtrack pieces presented in the book.
3. the human fly
5. half awake half asleep
6. berlin sound chamber
7. 3 x wall clocks
11. 4 x radio
Ø + noto. mikro makro. this is a re-issue of the original cd released on rastermusik/noton in 1997.
1. Ø 12:25
2. noto 10:05
3. Ø 11:55
4. noto 06:33