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Hungarian S-T-E-A-M


Connections between Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics
in Aesthetics, Research and Education

Venue: Hungarian Cultural and Scientific Centre, Helsinki
Address: Kaisaniemenkatu 10, 00100 Helsinki.

August 16, 2016 - September 16, 2016
PERSONAL ABSTRACTIONS art exhibition by Antal Kelle

PERSONAL ABSTRACTIONS: "We don't need to wander so far away, as within the Euclidean geometry there are countless possibilities yet to be explored. For instance, we are familiar with standing cones, cylinders and prisms and the way they can be constructed, taking a circle or a polygon as a base. If we take an ellipse or a polygon written inside an ellipse as the base, and use similar construction principles, the resulting solids maintain some of the features of the original solids, while replacing others with new ones. We can discover strange characteristic features of them.  I examined to what extent I can depart from the concrete forms so that they will contain the original geometrical form in philosophical and artistic sense.

Artformer Geometry: My reconfigurable geometrical objects are somewhere on the border of scientific curiosity, pure playfulness and sculpture. The elements of these can rotate and move. As a result of rotating, they can be transformed into various forms according to our curiosity and mood. The base form is always an almost regular solid, which may turn into a chaotic form or show a nice and organic statuette. This connection between the sculptures and the experimenting person is very intimate. There is no set goal and no right or wrong solution. Being aware of today’s technical possibilities, with modern technology, they can work motorically/automatically and be remote controlled by humans.” (Antal Kelle Artformer:

The exhibition is curated by Kristóf Fenyvesi.

August 16, 2.00 PM–5.00 PM: Learning Sciences through the Arts? Learning Arts through the Sciences? Scientific symposium with the participation of Antal Kelle artist, Finnish science, art and education experts and the members of the international project Kids Inspiring Kids in Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics from Hungary, Finland, Spain and the UK. Chair: Dr. Kristóf Fenyvesi, researcher of STEAM learning from the University of Jyväskylä.

August 16, 5.00 PM: Theory and Practice. Presentation and exhibition opening by Antal Kelle: "I, as an artist, use the otherwise abstract geometrical terminology more freely in our everyday lives. This artistic approach often does not match mathematicians’ views. We say ice cube for instance, block buildings in cube form and use the word pyramid for ancient buildings. In fact, by this we are saying which form they resemble the most. Pyramids resemble solids in the mathematical sense the best, however, they have a different surface as we would expect in geometry because of the technical steps of the construction. That is, they are not solid-bordered concrete flats. Excited by this fact, I tried to turn this thinking and process the other way around." (Antal Kelle)