Shining, luminous North Ostrobotnia
The light-art roadshow Loistava Pohjois-Pohjanmaa, the name of which translates as SHINING, LUMINOUS NORTH OSTROBOTNIA, was produced by Arts Promotion Centre Finland and took site-specific light art into the villages and towns in this region.
The roadshow consisted of ten different works in ten different towns. In each town, the work included two separate parts. The first part was a set of lanterns which formed a spot of light outdoors in the terrain. The second part consisted of lights on a building so that a pre-selected, significant part of the construction was brought out through the lights and video art. The two parts were on different locales but close to each other. The art was implemented by curator Jukka Huitila, light artist Ainu Palmu, visual artist Heidi Kesti and light technician Tuomas Turpeenoja.
In Ii, the light art found its place in the park adjacent to the church: the lanterns were located in the park and the light was directed at a building on the street Valtarintie in the town centre. The lanterns depicted a part of an old necklace found during an excavation at Iin Hamina, forming an ellipse of light. The windows of the building at Valtarintie reflected a video of ocean waves, and the façade and entryway were lit with constantly changing works of light art.
Lähde! Inclusion through Art 2020-2023 (ESF)
Lähde! Inclusion through Art -project (2020–2023) provides disadvantaged individuals opportunities for social inclusion and cultural wellbeing.
North AiR : Expanding Entanglements is a residency and research cooperation spanning six organisations in Scotland and Finland.
Lähde! Empowering daily life with art 2017–2020 (ESF)
The project aimed to promote wellbeing through methods of art and the prevention of social exclusion especially among young people, immigrants and other special groups.
Uuden Iin Sanomat
During summer 2017, Touko Hujanen implemented a community-based art newspaper titled Uuden Iin Sanomat, the name of which translates as NEW II NEWS, which was published at the Valto Pernu Photo Marathon gala in August.
Death is life?
DEATH IS LIFE? This project researched death from different perspectives and considered whether art is capable of crossing temporal borders and bringing people of the past closer to people of the present; the project also wished to unravel myths related to death and the taboo of death.
Endless Summer was a project by the artist Aki-Pekka Sinikoski, who showed the Finnish post-war generation through his photography.
International innovation network of artist residencies (KRIPA) 2020-2022
The project aims to create permanent supporting structures for the field and to increase the international competence for the local cultural actors in Ostrobotnia.