A pop icon and the “Nostradamus” of the end of times,Andy Warholwas one of the most significant and prolific figures of his time, and his legacy lives on in today’s society.
Composer Juhani Nuorvala and librettist Juha Siltanen’s opera, FLASH FLASH, is a portrait of the American artist Andy Warhol – a lonely man surrounded by the masses. It is an incandescent requiem that mirrors Warhol’s work in serenity and passion, religious art and pornography, trash and diamonds. We watch “the modern man”s flirt with destruction and death. In in a bottomless hunger for strong effects and luxury, he fills life with voyeurism, cheap melodrama, buying and selling. All presented in a gilded frame: the world of opera or opera as the world.
Heli Vaaranen, Head of relationship centre of the Family Federation of Finland Andy Warhol: Business first, brand second
Henri Weijo, Professor, Department of Marketing, Aalto-University Everyday Consumers as Human Brands: On the Celebrification of Consumer Culture
Lily Diaz-Kommonen, Professor and Head of Research Department of Media, Aalto University andNingFeng Zhang, doctoral candidate, Department of Media, Aalto University
Talayeh Aledavood, Postdoctoral fellow at Department of Psychiatry, University of Helsinki and Visiting Researcher, Department of Computer Science, Aalto-University From dots to patterns: quantifying human behavior from digital traces