Non-Finite Clause (NFC) is based on the idea of ancient bullas, an early form of envelopes made out of clay. They hold tokens inside to memorise things, sometimes the content being imprinted also on the surface. The post-internet bullas hold memories in the form of moving images and poetry. The content is coded into physical clay objects, activating by proximity, sensing the other being without touching. Each bulla has a hidden NFC tag that can be scanned with any mobile phone that has an NFC reader, one of them unfolds also without a device. The content presents circulating memories with themes of primitive language born in the body, sense of time-space, gender division and desire for the unknown. Because of the nature of circular memory, it is hard to define if these messages are sent in the past or future.
- Turn on the NFC connection on your phone
- You may find the icon on the shortcut menu
- Or in the Settings > Connections, the same place as WiFi
- You are all set! Scan with the phone around bullas you find
If still not:
- Some models do not have NFC connection, find a friend who has!
- Some models do not have NFC reader integrated
- Install a free NFC Tools app, leave it on background and scan again
- NFC tags are hidden in bullas, scan around them slowly
- NFC tags can be read between 0.5–3 cm distance
The grand bulla can also be used bare hands reaching the green spots with a distance of 0.5–4 cm.
Tiio Suorsa (FI/AT)
Tiio Suorsa (1985) is a visual artist working with moving images, creative coding and digital poetry. Where the practice is based on unlearning existing systems and strict definitions of humanity and technology, the recent artistic research has been focused on the nature of collective memory and to challenge the established definitions. Tiio Suorsa holds a MA degree from the Interface Cultures (Kunstuniversität Linz), MA from the Digital Culture and Cultural Heritage (University of Turku) and BA in multimedia (Turku Arts Academy). Recently works have been exhibited in galleries and festivals widely in Europe.