About Sirpa Jokinen
BiographyAn occurrence taking place somewhere, or human behavior connected to certain spaces, are often starting points for the works of Sirpa Jokinen. The media she uses vary between sound, objects, photographs and drawings. The technique of her latest installations have been based on finding alternative ways to reproduce sound, and in this way, listening to space.
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ArtworkVol. 1The Hagia Sofia
The Hagia SofiaA work in sound • sound artist: Sirpa Jokinen
The soundwork is based on recordings made inside the Hagia Sofia museum in Istanbul during its opening hours. It is an attempt to capture the special acoustic situation inside the building. The recording locations are changed between the second balcony and the ground floor under the main dome. We here the guts, the very entrails, of the Hagia resonate with a sense of elegant expansiveness and infrasound boom.