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Hooray! We are celebrating our 10-year anniversary in 2023! The celebrations will be themed around the future of arts.

Rainmakers: Drum Set for the Rain & Rain, Sleet and Snow

The event is a part of Uniarts Helsinki’s fourth Research Pavilion, taking place in Hietsun Paviljonki and its surroundings in Helsinki 5 June – 29 August 2021.

Drum set installation on ice.
Picture: Tuula Närhinen

Rainmakers celebrates rain through sonic and visual art works. The project includes an exhibition and a participatory Rainmaking event. The exhibition consists of two visual installations. Sonic works related to the pieces can be listened through headphones.  

The Drum set for the Rain by Tuula Närhinen pays homage to summer rain. The work is put together of tin cans and recycled umbrellas. Sateentekijät (Vettä, räntää ja lunta), a composition by Tytti Arola, consists of three movements each dedicated to a different kind of downpour. The score of the composition is displayed as a silent installation which includes three music stands with gloves, stopwatches and cyanotype contact prints of rain, sleet and snow.

Research Pavilion #4: Helsinki 

Fine arts, concerts, performances, workshops and discussions with an inquiring mindset – welcome to the Uniarts Helsinki Research Pavilion to see and experience what artistic research is all about. Previously arranged in connection with the Venice Biennale, this time the Pavilion will gather artist-researchers to Hietsu in Helsinki.   

Uniarts Helsinki’s fourth Research Pavilion will be organised with the support of the Louise and Göran Ehrnrooth Foundation. 


8.8.2021 – 18.8.2021


Ateljé hall

Hietsun Paviljonki

Hiekkarannantie 9

00100 Helsinki


Free entry

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Open Tue–Sun 12–18. Closed on Mondays.

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