Photo taken at Lux Helsinki 2016 of the Ilon kuvia/Images of Joy installation, which featured images by Uniarts Helsinki students and alumni. (

Works by Uniarts Helsinki students and alumni featured once again at Lux Helsinki

The annual Lux Helsinki light festival takes over the Helsinki cityscape and presents light artworks by numerous Uniarts Helsinki students also this year.

The festival, organised by the City of Helsinki, has traditionally exhibited artworks by lighting and sound design students of Uniarts Helsinki’s Theatre Academy. This year, the Lux In exhibition at Cable Factory will feature works designed during a course called “Light as Art” as part of studies in the master’s programme in lighting design. The course was supervised by light artist Juha Rouhikoski. The exhibition includes works by students Eero ErkamoIlmari KarhuRiikka KarjalainenArja KärkkäinenMateus ManninenKristian PalmuAlexander Salvesen and Jere Suontausta.

Uniarts Helsinki students and alumni have left their artistic mark on several other works in the Helsinki city centre, as well. Aake Otsala, a former student of the Theatre Academy, has designed the soundscape for Outi Pieski’s installation Gorži, for example. The artwork celebrates the start of the centenary year of the Sami people and incorporates yoik sung by Hilda Länsmán, who is a student in the Global Music programme at the Sibelius Academy. Another work, TELLMEHOWDOIFEEL by Kalle Mustonen will be on display near the Gorži installation. Mustonen’s installation is constructed out of wood and was previously featured at Flow Festival 2016 as part of Uniarts Helsinki’s art programme. The artist is a sculpture student at the Academy of Fine Arts.

Other alumni participating in Lux Helsinki with their art include Jenni Kääriäinen (A Shade), Kaisa Salmi (Ronda), lecturer in the lighting and sound design department Tarja Ervasti (360° – Four Homes), and Petri Tuhkanen (People Power).

Lux Helsinki light festival will take place from 5 to 9 January 2017. The festival is free of charge.
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