EXPERIMENTAL VISUAL AND HANDICRAFT ART
During the course, we get to know different materials and create three-dimensional objects using different visual and handicraft production methods, such as painting, sculpting, crafting and sewing. The aim of the course is the wide application of recycled materials and techniques and creative problem solving. We learn to observe and think about new things through imaginative creation and making things with our hands.
Jouko Korkeasaari is a visual artist whose stage name is Muotikummitus. In his art, he wants to question the absurd consumption habits of textiles and try new ways to extend the useful life of recycled clothes. This gave him the idea to create unique wearable works of art from surplus materials and flea market finds using different art and craft techniques under the name Muotikummitus (Fashion Ghost). He does everything himself, from designing to making the outfits, and finally documents the final results with a photo. Photodocumentaries form their own independent works of art that explore many overlapping themes such as alternative subcultures, art history, fashion and gender.