Mia Makela is a Finnish media artist whose work explores intersections between art and other disciplines such as technology, science, and ecology. Makela exhibits chosen themes in the forms of video, audio guides, expeditions, participatory acts, installations, performative lectures, related publications, and blogs. An internationally acknowledged pioneer in the field of live cinema, Makela has shown her work and lectured all over the globe.
Her latest activities include History of an Impossible Destiny, a four-channel video installation, for which she spent three years documenting beekeeping around Europe and doing research on the destiny of the honey bee. Zootopia – audio guide for zoos, a posthumanist and feminist research project on other species. Artistic expeditions on the Strait of Magellan, Patagonia, and Chiloe Island in Chile. Cabin Walks&Talks – a guided expedition for tracing interspecial empathy. “Green Matters – video handbook for algae gatherers” – a two-year exploration in the world of green algae and traditional weaving.