Taidepiste: Why bother? The benefits of a slow approach and extra effort

Laura Lindstedt, Sampo Pasanen, Tuomo Rainio and Anne Teikari join Taidepiste to discuss the slow approach, creativity and doing things the hard way.

When is taking things slow necessary in an efficient society? What do inefficiency, side-tracks and freedom have to do with creativity? Why is it okay if we do not find everything understandable and easy instantly?

In December, Taidepiste invites three interesting guest speakers to take time out of their busy schedules to have an unrushed discussion on their work philosophy and methods of fostering their creativity. The evening’s guests include Finlandia Prize winning author Laura Lindstedt, CEO of the strategy, design, and technology company Reaktor Sampo Pasanen, and visual artist and lecturer in contemporary art and technology Tuomo Rainio. The discussion will be led by music journalist Anne Teikari. The discussion will be in Finnish but English subtitles will be added to the recording shortly after the event.

The event begins with filmmaker and visual artist Joakim Pusenius‘ video work Allegory of the Cave (2014). The duration of the work is about 15 minutes, after which we will move on to the conversation.

Taidepiste is organised online until further notice

Due to the COVID-19 situation, Taidepiste events will be organised without a live audience until further notice. The events will be streamed live on Uniarts Helsinki’s Youtube channel and Instagram account @uniartshelsinki. High-quality recordings of the Taidepiste events will also be available for later viewing on Uniarts Helsinki’s Youtube channel.

Taidepiste is Uniarts Helsinki’s new event series, which explores social phenomena through multidisciplinary discussions and art experiences that are free and open to the public. Taidepiste events are organised once a month in the Main Foyer of the Helsinki Music Centre and on Uniarts Helsinki’s YouTube channel. The event series is sponsored by the Louise and Göran Ehrnrooth Foundation.

More information about the guests

Laura Lindstedt is one of the most international Finnish authors at the moment. She has been described as a bold reformer of literary fiction. Lindstedt’s novels are philosophical, intellectual and immensely rewarding for the reader. Lindstedt’s novel, Oneiron – A Phantasy about the Seconds after Death (2015), earned her the Finlandia Prize, and it was also a candidate for the Nordic Council Literature Prize. The translation rights to her novel My Friend Natalia (2019) have been sold to twelve countries.

Sampo Pasanen is the CEO of Reaktor and curious about the world, people, organisations and digitalisation. He believes that the essential solutions needed in the future can be found at the crossroads of science, the arts, technology and business. Sampo is grateful for having had the chance to work with top professionals of different fields in the software industry throughout his career. The slow approach is a theme that Sampo is still in the process of learning.

Tuomo Rainio is a visual artist based in Helsinki. His artworks combine lens-based media with programming. He works with translations between concepts, codes and images. The artworks study the conditions of time, space and perception. Rainio is interested in the concept of noise in the visual realm. His artworks present subjects in the constant state of becoming. The images are in the state of transformation where they are not-yet-representations or not-anymore-representations.

Anne Teikari is a music journalist, whose interests include a wide spectrum of phenomena in the arts, culture and silly business department. Her expertise lies in contemporary classical music and art institutions, and she is especially interested in discussing what feelings music and art evoke. Teikari hosts radio shows and panels and writes articles and a blog named Musiikista ja muusta.

Joakim Pusenius is a filmmaker and visual artist working in the field of film, photography and installations. 


14.12.2020 at 17:30 – 19:00


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