Helsinki-based sound designer and sound artist Jaakko Autio is originally from the city of Ylivieska in Northern Ostrobothnia, but he has also spent several years of his childhood in Senegal. The time spent in Senegal has left a mark and is present also in his way to grasp reality and create art, and Autio describes music as his ultimate home.
Autio has worked as a sound designer at several theatres, as well as a freelance artist collaborating with e.g. different dance theatres. Autio has acted as a convener for big sound installations, which he has produced together with different communities, like choirs. He has studied sound design at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and at the Theatre Academy Helsinki. Autio studies in his work human’s relationship to others. The other can take many shapes and forms, and mean for example other people, time and worlds. Autio is fascinated by the process of approaching the otherness and lingering at the border of strange and familiar. When the familiar and strange are rubbed against each other new knowledge of who we are and what life feels like is created.
During his stay in Ii Autio has worked on a multichannel outdoor sound installation.
Opening of the artwork Dot the i’s at KulttuuriKauppila Friday 16 July 5 – 6PM
Artwork open outside KulttuuriKauppila 17 July – 31 July
Vocal improvisation: Jaakko Autio ja Hilla Väyrynen
Free admission, welcome!