Tuolla puolen.

Artwork on Kuninkaansaari island.

“The location of my experimental artwork ended up being a little cove on the shore of Kuninkaansaari. My work is a study on the movements of the waves of the sea, the wind and natural materials in relation to the idea of border(line) that I will build near the actual shoreline. I will use stones, branches and grass as material. My work resembles a process, and the gesture of ongoing building is a central part of the work – it’s not possible to say anything else about the final result, other than that the line is in motion.”

The artwork is a border, a line, a fence, made of natural materials. It is located close to the shore, but it is partially under water. The work and the movements of the sea result in interaction, shaping the work through its transformative, fickle and lively nature.

Artist: Xin Ylirekola

The work is part of the Island of Relations exhibition and Uniarts Helsinki’s Saari 2020 (Island 2020) programme on Kuninkaansaari island.

See Saari 2020 programme’s locations on interactive map.

Changes may apply.


20.8.2020 at 0:00 – 25.9.2020 at 23:59



Further information

Kuninkaansaari is accessed via Vallisaari by a ferry from Helsinki’s Market Square. The route is operated by JT Lines. See timetables from JT-Lines’ website.

Please note that Kuninkaansaari island’s terrain is not entirely free of obstruction. Read more about Vallisaari and Kuninkaansaari’s accessibility from the islands’ own info page.