Terra Tuntematon (Terra Incognita) – an unexplored clay island

Terra Tuntematon is a communal work of art that was  built in the southern side’s glass gallery at Annantalo.

The work depicts a fictional and unexplored large island, whose land areas are divided into plots for the Annantalo evening and 5×2 arts education groups. Some plots are also constructed in the Making Art Stuff workshops and Sunday Dateevents. As material is used clay recycled in Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

The island is going through a period of early spring in an unknown year. The shapes and colours of the island’s terrain, as well as its residents, are decided on by the makers of the work, children and young people. Little by little, the island will reveal its secrets. Have the restless Odysseus, the shipwrecked Robinson Crusoe, or the stray Gulliver ended up on this island?

The island was open as an exhibition during the whole process inviting audience to watch the work being built and admire the finished verdant island.