BLACK FRIDAY: Museum Card now 59, the years best price! Buy here
 Admission with Museum Card

The Call of Things

Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi

  • 22.10.2020–28.2.2021

Exhibition addresses the environmental distress of the Polar Regions.


In her Arktikum Science Centre exhibition The Call of Things, artist Jessica Houston draws attention to the environmental distress of the North and South Poles with talking objects and photographs that Houston took during her travels.

As viewers move through the exhibition, calling the objects with their phones, oral narratives and field recordings related to each polar artefact sound out into the space. The contributors range across disciplines, including ecologists, Indigenous leaders, sea ice, philosophers, poets, whales, and academics.

Knowledge of the environmental distress is produced across a human and more-than-human spectrum. It is situated and embedded, drawing upon convergences of multiple perspectives, Houston describes.

The Call of Things becomes a platform for the many people involved, and the exhibition emerges as an interactive collaboration.

Houston wants to provoke dialog about the material consequences of our relationship with nature. The Call of Things evokes the complex, interwoven events that have shaped the geography of the poles, and relate to the current condition of the environment.

The Call of Things
Arktikum Science Centre, Pohjoisranta 4, Rovaniemi, Finland

More information:

Artist Jessica Houston,, &

Exhibition designer Anna Hyvnen, Arctic Centre,, +358 40 4844 289

Share this with your friends!

Museum contact details

Arctic Centre
Pohjoisranta 4, 96200 Rovaniemi

+358 (0)16 3223620

Museum website

Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

Psymaksut 2020: 15/9/5
Psymaksut 2021: 15/9/5

Payment methods

Kteinen, useimmat luotto- ja debit-kortit.

Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 10:00-17:00
Wed 10:00-17:00
Thu 10:00-17:00
Fri 10:00-17:00
Sat 10:00-16:00
Sun 10:00-16:00

1.6.-31.12.2020 Tue-Fri 10:00 - 17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00 - 16:00, on Mondays closed, on Christmas Eve 24.12. and Christmas Day 25.12. closed

Näyttelyn tekstit kielillä