Pink Twins: Parametronomicon video still


Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 13:00 to 16:30
Theatre Academy, Auditorio 1
Free entry

Tuesday 10 Feb & Wednesday 11 February 1 - 4:30pm Auditorium 1, Theatre Academy   Haapanienmenkatu 6, Helsinki

A free and open seminar by Degree Programme in Lighting Design + Live Art & Performance Studies, TeaK , University of the Arts Helsinki

DAN COLLINS Artist & Founder, PRISM Lab, Arizona State University

TUIJA KOKKONEN   Artist + Researcher  Helsinki

PINK TWINS  Artists & Musicians Helsinki

D.A. THERRIEN  Artist + Curator Los Angeles and Phoenix

Presentations by artists who work with new media, lighting systems, animation, and the environment from the American Southwest. The artists will present their work in the historical context of the experimental scene there in new-media, robotics, 3D imaging and environmental work. They are joined by Helsinki-based Pink Twins video and projection artists and Tuija Kokkonen who works with site-specific installation and non-human entities.

Collins: Drowning Phoenix — a fictive landscape derived soley from satellite metadata…All colors/textures & landscape features generated algorithmically without photography.

Therrien: Beautiful Light, Scottsdale Arizona, 4 letter word machine,  1,000,000 Watt lighting sculpture.

Pink Twins: Parametronomicon video still

KOKKONEN-A Performance with an Ocean View (and a Dog/for a Dog) — II Memo of Time

D.A. Therrien is an award winning trans-disciplinary artist that works at the intersection of technology and the human body. At A TEAK workshop Therrien will build a “Helsinki Prototype” from his ARTIFICIAL SUN series, of interactive light sculptures, first prototyped in the mid 1980s and resurrected in 2010 to address issues of climate change and surveillance.  Therrien’s most recent large scale installation, Beautiful Light: 4 LETTER WORD MACHINE, a 1,000,000 Watt lighting sculpture, was suspended between the Toronto City Hall towers for Nuit Blanche 2009. He is proposing large scale versions of the ARTIFICIAL SUN series for installation in various Northern European cities.   D.A. Therrien, facebook

Dan Collins joined the School of Art faculty at Arizona State University in 1989. He is founding Co-Director of the PRISM lab (a 3D modeling and prototyping facility). Collins studied studio art and art history at the University of California, Davis, holds a Master of Arts degree in Art Education from Stanford University, a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in "New Forms" and Sculpture from UCLA (1984), and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Humanities from ASU (2009). He has served as president of the Board of Trustees of the Telluride Institute, a “high altitude think-tank” in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, since 2008.Collin’s recent research has focused on r3D digital imaging technologies, including  "input" devices such as 3D laser scanners and various medical diagnostic tools (CT, MRI), 3D software modeling programs such as Form Z, Maya, Rhino, etc,  and "output" methods such as CNC milling, stereolithography, laser sintering, and fused deposition modeling.

Tuija Kokkonen  is an artist based in Helsinki. Since 1996 she has worked on a series of site-specific ‘memo performances’, as the director of Maus&Orlovski. The memos are explorations on relationships between performance, environment, “nature”, non-human and time, and on the role of performance/art at the age of ecological crises. Her doctoral research (since 2006) is titled "The Potential Nature of Performance. The Relationship to the Non-Human in the Performance Event from the Perspective of Duration and Potentiality”. It incorporates a series of performances called Memos of Time — performances with and for non-humans.

Pink Twins -electronic musicians and video artists

Pink Twins is a duo of audiovisual artists and electronic musicians, brothers Juha (b. 1978) and Vesa Vehviläinen (b. 1974), based in Helsinki, Finland. Active as Pink Twins since 1997, their computer-generated videos work on the boundaries of human perception. Their intense live performances incorporate live electronic music and a live mix of video works. Pink Twins have shown their works in exhibitions and festivals in all continents and performed audiovisual live shows through Europe, Americas, Asia and Australia. (

Organised and moderated by  Tomi Humalisto + Ray Langenbach with special guest Markku Uimonen.

Degree Programme in Lighting Design + Live Art & Performance Studies

Theatre Academy,  University of the Arts Helsinki