VCA ART 2021

Oliver Hämäläinen

Master of Contemporary Art

My work explores human relationships with other species, employing art to imagine new cultural understandings that open dialogues of reciprocity and solidarity between humans and our Earth partners. My multidisciplinary practice manifests in any combination of video, photography, performance, concept and sculpture, and I use my body in relation to other bodies in the world as a site of artistic investigation, relation and collaboration.

Oliver Hämäläinen & Tree, Nice to get to know you (short edit), Performance documentation, single channel video, 4min 19sec, 2021 -. Documentation by Hendrix Hämäläinen & Rosie Richards.
Oliver Hämäläinen, Portrait of Tree, Digital photograph, dimensions variable, 2021.
Oliver Hämäläinen, Nice to get to know you (staged subjectivity), Digital photograph, dimensions variable, 2021.
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Oliver Hämäläinen & Tree, Audio journal, Spoken word, field recordings, 2021.

We acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campus is situated, the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung people of the Kulin Nations, who have created art, made music and told their stories here for thousands of generations. We also acknowledge and extend our respect to the Traditional Owners of all lands on which our work is viewed, shared and enjoyed, and to all Elders, past, present and emerging.

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