One more set of pictures from the space perspective by photographer JP Manninen. JP is taking part in a group exhibition in Oulu. They will have an opening 27.11.2019. He has been photographing Flow Productions site specific performances like Torni (Tower) and Secret Garden which are part of his exhibition. MABD site (in Finnish).
A trilogy created by Pirjo Valinen, Pirjo Yli-Maunula, Jukka Huitila and Aake Otsala. Locations Oulu Valve gallery, Hailuoto Petsamon laituri and Oulu Valve stage. Performers Titta Court, Pirjo Yli-Maunula and Milla Virtanen. Photographer JP Manninen and assistant for visuality Heidi Kesti.
From basement to out and from day to night.
After an exhibition and outdoor performances the hypnotic and captivating Villa (Finnish for ‘wool’) will have its third manifestation, this time on stage in Valvehall, Cultural Centre Valve in Oulu. The work, describing the long relationship between humans and nature will have its world re-created again.
The project is a collaboration between choreographer Pirjo Yli-Maunula, costume and set designer Pirjo Valinen, light designer Jukka Huitila and sound designer Aake Otsala.
Humans have been using wool for thousands of years. The age-old material becomes a counterpoint against the unethical practices of cheap mass production and the ideology of the dispensable.
Wool has many souls, many shapes and many meanings for humans. After the winter and the summer the artists’ and the audience’s year-long journey with wool will come to its conclusion in the beginning of a new winter. Villa on stage is a monumental world, created by a wool totem, sculptural dance, light and sound.
The team consists also of dancers Titta Court and Milla Virtanen, visual artist Heidi Kesti and photographer and writer Janne-Pekka Manninen.
Sat, November 2 at 7pm premiere
Sun, November 3 at 4pm
Tue, November 5 at 7pm
Wed, November 6 at 7pm
Thur, November 7 at 7pm
Fri, November 8 at 2pm
Sat, November 9 at 7pm
Sun, November 10, at 2 pm
Culture Centre Valve, Valvehall
Valve ticket office 08 558 47575
Spirit of "North" vol.10 - Sensing Faint Resonances brings together artists from Japan, Sweden and Northern Finland. In addition to the seminar and exhibition opening on 20 Sep, there's a change to see all three amazing performances already on 21 Sep at 11.
Titta Court & Auri Ahola: Tykky (20 min)
Costumes: Riikka Hannele Matala
Lighting design: Jukka Huitila
Amanda Billberg: Cat Talk (30 min)
Lighting design: Jukka Huitila
The Arctic Arts Summit was a three days event in Rovaniemi just before the Silence-festival. I got to meet new inspiring artists and in Korundi we created a nice happening with cello, cyr, performance art and scenography. I designed the lighting and it all came together nicely. Second event in Valdemari was more traditional concert lighting with Solju. Powerful music with yoik and nice to follow with live lighting, travelling from heavy beats to sound of wind. Some great pictures were taken by the event photographers so I thought to share this nice nordic feeling.
First set of pictures from Korundi with Lauri Angervo, Mika Formunen and Marita Isobel Solberg.
Second set from Valdemari with Mika Formunen, Solju: Hildá Länsman, Ulla Pirttijärvi, Teho Majamäki and Janne Puurtinen
What a wonderful week in Kaukonen Silence-festival 2019. My installation was open from 10am to midnight and the lighting conditions were varying from thunderstorm to cloudy, clear and sunny sky. One of the thousands of a few seconds lasting light cues was when the sun went behind the clouds and the stall turned to dark dungeon. The rest of dramatic light performance was going on for 55 hours including butterflies flying against the windows. Thanks to Riikka, technical director, and Joonas, managing director, who were painting the windows with a sour milk. That's how I designed a diffused daylight to meet a haze. Aake´s music was giving a special atmosphere on 30 minutes looping track. I will edit a video with the sound in the next weeks to light up more the mood of the stall. The festival itself is a unique event. One to feel for sure!
Busy week ahead. I have finished all the premieres in Helsinki finally and I will be focusing to the northern region projects from now on. Arctic Art Summit is the first in line. I am participating two different performances, one in Korundi art museum and the other one in restaurant Valdemar. I am collaborating with Piste Collective artists. Piste is Rovaniemi based union of artists producing contemporary circus, dance and theatre performances. Last but not least I will do the lights for a concert by Solju. Solju provides a dialogue of traditional and modern Sámi culture.
I am very exited to be part of Hiljaisuus-festivaali. I have collaborated with musician Mikko Perkola (in Licking things 2016) who is an artistic director of the festival with a circus artist Henna Kaikula. I contacted Mikko with this idea and he welcomed me to be artist at the festival. I will be creating an installation to a really old horse stall. This work will continue my work in site specific experiments with haze (f.e. Secret Garden 2018).
Behind the horned door
Jukka Huitila is a light artist from Rovaniemi, who is taking over a 19th century log house. Behind the horned door is a work created by the light designer's love for sun set colour temperatures and twilight. Behind the door you will find a hazy stall, where sunbeams are merging into the space. The duration of the work can be decided by the viewer. The space is implemented in cooperation with the sun and is open for the duration of the Silence Festival.
Sound: Aake Otsala
Tue 7. - Tue 28.5.2019 / Zodiak - Uuden tanssin keskus, Zodiak Stage, V-ovi, Kaapelitehdas / Helsinki
MUISTIKUVIA – RECOLLECTIONS
Artistic concept and realization: Valtteri Raekallio
Dance: Annamari Keskinen ja Valtteri Raekallio
Composing of the music and performance: Meriheini Luoto (violin, nyckelharpa, vocals, electronics)
Coding of the live electronics: Kaj Mäki-Ullakko
Set design: Aino Koski
Lighting design: Jukka Huitila
Diary texts and archive photos: Valtteri Raekallio
Cinefilms and projections: Thomas Freundlich
Realization of the puppet: Saima Lahtinen
Puppetry consultant: Aati Saarva
Production assistant: Riikka Laurilehto
Production: Raekallio Corp., Zodiak – Center for New Dance
Neuroscience, Paganini & Piupali paupali
The second concert of Pekka Kuusisto´s Residency at Wigmore Hall 1st of May.
Pekka Kuusisto violin
Prof Dr Erik Scherder neuropsychologist
Jukka Huitila visual designer
On the macro level, Music+ is simple and graphic, yet its micro levels are complex and organic. It resembles a forest growing inside geometric architecture. Music+ is the playing of an instrument – and that instrument is spacetime.
Performers: Krista-Julia Arppo, Jenni-Elina von Bagh, Hanna Heino, Heini Hermunen, Soili Huhtakallio, Minna Karttunen, Anne-Maarit Kinnunen, Anni Koskinen, Meeri Lempiäinen, Mirva Mäkinen, Satu Rekola, Tuuli Vahtola, Soile Voima
Artistic working team: Liisa Risu, Mirva Mäkinen, Sonja Jokiniemi
Sound designer: Jussi Saivo
Lighting designer: Jukka Huitila
Production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Stoa, Circus Maximus, Liisa Risu
Supported by: Jenny ja Antti Wihuri Foundation, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
In collaboration with: Outokumpu Riveria, Vocational Programme for Dance
Residency: Bioart Society's Ars Bioarctica Residency Program (Kilpisjärvi)
Turunlinnantie 1, Itäkeskus