Over the years, the Futuro has captured the imagination of artists, designers and the public at large all around the world. To celebrate the jubilee year, artist and filmmaker Mika Taanila has been invited to create a new artwork based on the Futuro. The result is Plastic Heart, a multi-channel sound installation paying homage to the Futuro. Taanila composed the artwork using only authentic sounds associated with the materials from which the Futuro is fabricated. The sounds are recorded at a factory specialised in restoring Futuro houses, Ekin Muovi based in Virtasalmi, Central Finland. Plastic Heart can only be heard inside the Futuro: the oval interior transforms the house into an echo chamber, immersing the visitor in the musical “birth story” of the Futuro.
More information: http://www.kulttuuriespoo.fi/en/event/17956-plastic-heart