The Storm Station is an interpretation of storms and related experiences through different art forms, science and cultural research. It uses narrative in the manner used by cultural history museums while being a work of art that can be viewed in museums and nature or science centres and that can continue its existence by touring other types of facilities. The works in the Storm Station project highlight features such as the history and interpretation of storms from folklore to the present day, the birth of storms, and people’s experiences and memories of storms. The exhibition will remain in visitors’ experiences and memories, thus inspiring them to think about their relationship with nature.
The artists of the exhibition: Petri Eskelinen, Antti Laitinen, Juhana Moisander, Hanna Rajakangas, Taneli Rautiainen and Juuso Kekkonen.
The Storm Station project has been produced as part of the Myrskyn merkit (‘Signs of a Storm’) project (2016-2019), led by Lusto, which received an Art² grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation. The project uses material from data collected on people’s experiences of storms organised by Lusto and the Finnish Literature Society in 2016.
Myrskyn merkit project team: Reetta Karhunkorva, Senior Forest Culture Specialist at Lusto; Leena Paaskoski, Development Director at Lusto; Tiina Ervasti, Science Editor at the Finnish Meteorological Institute; Terhi Laurila, Research Scientist, specialist in extreme weather at the Finnish Meteorological Institute; Petri Eskelinen, sculptor; visual artists Antti Laitinen, Juhana Moisander and Taneli Rautiainen; Juuso Kekkonen, director, comedian and writer, and photographer and technology consultant Janne Kommonen from Ursa’s Storm-watchers.
The exhibition is produced by Lusto – The Finnish Forest Museum.