Giants of the Hoods

‘Giants of the Hoods’ was an interactive street dance and VJ event in which participants created their own cut-out type virtual characters, and then made them follow their dance movements by dancing in front of a camera and computer system. These dancing ‘Giant’ characters were projected in big size on a nearby building. The project toured…

Computational Photography theme at Pixelache 2011 festival

I curated a programme section about computational photography to Pixelache 2011 festival, consisting of an exhibition entitled Return of the Unexpected with four selected artists / artist groups, a seminar, a student exhibition, and a course at Aalto University. Computational photography is a new concept in digital photography, referring to the use of algorithms to…

Bloom

Bloom is a video installation about urban nature, shot in 2011-12 and currently in post production. It portrays the life of a linden tree in front of my window in one of the busiest streets in Helsinki, Finland. I followed the yearly cycle – the blooming and withering – of the tree with the aid…

Meditation Instrument

  The ‘Mediatation Instrument’ (2010) is an installation with two Tibetan singing bowls, mechanized with motors and solenoids and controlled with electronics. An instrument traditionally played with hands is changed into an automatic musical instrument that could provide an ever-changing ambient soundscape for living rooms and yoga exercise.  

Lovers of Mankind

Lovers of Mankind (Finnish: Ihmiskunnan rakastajat) is a multimedia opera composed by Sami Klemola and Tim Page, and written by Ossi Koskelainen. I worked as the producer of the opera production which was performed as part of the Musica Nova Helsinki 2011 festival in February and March, 2009. A collaboration between two universities in Helsinki,…

Choreo/Cut/Graphic

Choreo/Cut/Graphic (2007) is an interactive installation in which the user can create his own personalised dance video from a set of pre-made dance video clips. The clips fit seamlessly to each other and in each instance the game-like user interface provides the possibility of several follow-up clips with different moods to choose from. A collaboration with…

Umbra

Umbra was my MA thesis project, presented in April 2005 on the theatre stage of LUME center, Helsinki. It is a live dance performance – a children’s phantasy tale where live performers meet a virtual world created with the aid of digital media. It is a study of how old-time theatre illusions in the spirit…