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THE SWAN The Swan is an exploration to the idea of seing a two dimensional shape formed of dots that are situated in three dimensions. The Swan was also set to the scenery following the shape of what really was there to bring out a new image. The Swan was a light art work made for Beepositive festival in Vilnius. iIt was a site specific piece in extend that one visitor of the festival told me that his perception of the Swan was that it arouse straight from the place itself. When other art works of the festival were objects in the area, the Swan was part of the nature. Opening night: 9th of October 2015 in Vilnius, Beepositive Festival
The site was an area where there was a conservated old farm village. The Swan was situated on one side of the main road crossing the area. People were able to approach it from either direction from the paved road or from the direction of the damp by a walkpath. There was only one place where the light dots formed a shape of a bird taking off to her wings. Visitors of the festival knew that, it was instructed for them in the leaflets and all other information about the festival. Designing of the Swan happened in Helsinki. I got photographs and site plans from the festival organizers aswell as detailed information about distances etc. Site of the Swan was no. 7 on the plan on left. I made a sketch about how I would like it to look and a small scale model to work with. The organizers bought material before hand and I went there 3 days before the opening to build it up. SHINING NORTHERN OSTROBOTNIA TOUR / LOISTAVA POHJOIS-POHJANMAA KIERTUE Caravan of the tour camps each night to a new site and wakes up the place with light and video made by Leevi Lehtinen. Nearby there is also a lantern piece, where lanterns made by Heidi Kesti are arranged so, that some form appears to the viewers eyes when seen from the right spot. This tour takes two light concepts to different locations in Northern Ostrabothnia in Finland. Tour lasted three weeks during which it visited ten towns and villages. 8.-26.11.2017, Oulu, Kuusamo, Pudasjärvi, Ii, Utajärvi, Kempele, Ylivieska, Pyhäjärvi, Tyrnävä ja Raahe Curator: Jukka Huitila Light artis: Ainu Palmu Artist: Heidi Kesti Technician: Tuomas Turpeenoja Organizer and video artist: Leevi Lehtinen It was part of Finland 100 years celebrations and was also funded by Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Council of Oulu region, City of Oulu and Oulu Energy.
Kempele, Junttila estate The Infinity seen from side and from the spot
Former early childhood education campus at the University of Oulu, Maunonkatu 2 The Absolute Pitch seen from side and from the spot
Pudasjärvi The Salmiac seen from side and from the spot
Pyhäjärvi The Hiisi (a pre christian "god" of water) seen from side and from the spot
Raahe The Burning Heart seen from side and from the spot
SYDÄN / THE HEART Will it make any sense? Dots of light are around apark. Their order seems to be random before visitor finds a way to mills. From that point of view shape of the Heart forms of the dots. If no-one is rotating the mills, the dots and the surrounding lighting are in a modest vawery state. When some one finds the mills and rotates them, the Heart lights up in pink and depending on the enthusiasm of the person by the mills, different scenes appear. The Heart was created for a competition of a light art installation for Valoa Oulu! festival. It was the one that was completed. Visual art: Aiu Palmu Interaction: Tuomas Norvio Producer: Sun Effects

Jussi Tuokkola

Jussi Tuokkola

Jussi Tuokkola

The Heart is a light art installation for a park Franzen in Oulu, Finland. There was a competition that was part of the Valoa Oulu! 2013 light festival.

JP Manninen