Installations by Ishmail Sandstroem
Aschan Café Jugend, Lux Helsinki Café
Open daily 5 pm–10 pm
Harri Piispanen: Mobile Home
Annantalo, Annankatu 30
Visual arts classroom 1 on floor 1
Daily 5 pm–10 pm
Home is a place which every one needs. Its boundaries are hard to define – it can be a country, city or dwelling – but home is also a feeling. When you change places, your feeling of being at home can follow you or be left behind.
Mobile Home is a sculpture by visual artist Harri Piispanen. A shell-shaped structure made of recycled cardboard and paper forms a kind of dwelling: the idea of a space that you can carry with you, a space which not everyone has.
RBLCrew: Keisarin uudet vaatteet (The Emperor’s New Clothes)
Annantalo, Annankatu 30
Lobby on floor 2
Daily 6 pm–9 pm
What was it like one day long ago at 5.30 pm in the Alepa store of the Asematunneli shopping centre? How does a constantly changing state of mind look and sound? See this art installation, which responds to its surroundings, at Annantalo!
Sound: Xavier Brut
Snowballs above the Icepark
The Icepark, Central Railway Station Square
Wed-Fri 2 pm–9 pm, Sat 10 am–9 pm, Sun 12 noon–6 pm
Beautifully illuminated snowballs will float above the Icepark during the Lux Helsinki festival. Large white balloons will be illuminated to become snowballs in a wintry setting. You can admire the snowballs during breaks in the pirouettes artwork, while sipping hot chocolate in the Icepark Café, from the verge of the rink or while passing by.
Mia Erlin & Jutta Kuure: Kolme ratkaisevaa sekuntia (Three crucial seconds)
Taiga Colors Helsinki
Tori Quarters, Uschakoff House
Every day, during the hours of darkness
A light artwork will spring to life in the shop window and façade of the Taiga Colors shop. Studies suggest that display windows have 1–3 seconds to capture the attention of passers-by. The work explores how light artwork can use movement in a new way inside and in front of shop windows. In Taiga Colors, the product concept’s colour scheme is revisited in the light artwork’s various shades and colours.
An invitation-only event will be held during the festival, involving a tour of the Lux Helsinki light artworks and a discussion of the shop windows along the route. See the detailed programme on the Taiga Colors website.
The work was created by WSP Finland Design Studio lighting designer Mia Erlin and, from Taiga Colors, photographer-designer Jutta Kuure. This work is supported by Nylund Group/Meyer Lighting.
Patterns from Finland: Kahvisalongin kuosikimara (Kahvisalonki fabrics collection)
Window of Bulevardin kahvisalonki
Daily 5 pm–10 pm
Kahvisalongin kuosikimara is a performance featuring fabrics by eight Finnish textile and surface designers. This musically synchronised work is reflected in the window of the Bulevardin Kahvisalonki.
Patterns from Finland designers Ilana Vähätupa, Sari Taipale, Nina Ruokonen, Maria Tolvanen, Hanna Ruusulampi, Ammi Lahtinen, Tanja Kallio and designer duo Kahanda Design all represent their own particular style of pattern design. They have a shared joy in colours and patterns.
Lau Nau, the composer and performer of the musical accompaniment for the work, has appeared on stage internationally. Her songs create distinctive, cinematic soundscapes with a delicate, multi-layered effect. While viewing the work, the festival audience can listen to a lullaby on their own devices. The lullaby is a song of praise for all that is warm, soft and close to our hearts – curiosity and adventure, which continue when we sleep.
Patterns from Finland is an agency founded for Finnish textile designers that operates on the international market. It aims to step up the dialogue between designers, textile manufacturers and ordinary consumers. Which patterns did you respond to emotionally, and why? What products or services are compatible with the design?
Use your mobile phone to scan the QR code in the window of Kahvisalonki and learn more about the work!
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