University of the Arts Helsinki at Flow Festival
The collaboration between Flow Festival and the University of the Arts Helsinki makes even more art possible all around the festival area.
Unexpected art will be seen and experienced more than ever at Flow with a broader focus than in earlier years. Traditionally Flow’s art offering includes the Artist of the Year, who always creates a commissioned piece of art for the festival area. This year the artist is Riitta Kopra, who studies sculpture at the University of the Arts. She will create the Monoceros 1 moon rocket near the entrance, and the work will use material left over from previous festivals.
The University of the Arts Helsinki brings their exhibition space Art Laboratory to Flow. It captures the experiential nature of art, and the multi-disciplinary art lab presents art content in surprising ways. The exhibition features 20 artists and artist groups, and is made up from sound sculptures, two-channel video installations, and on-stage there will be concerts, experimental performances and sound art. Additionally, in the the Art Laboratory’s immediate vicinity there will be a series of performances.
The Voimala building will house the interactive VJ installation of the Excerpt group along with the video installation of the Pink Twins brothers, who create their art by toying with electronic music and visual arts. The program for the experimental music series at Voimala, The Other Sound, will be released in full during June. The University of the Arts will also contribute to Flow’s children’s afternoon with a series of Ihmebussi X workshops led by dance and theatre pedagogy students. The content of the workshops will be defined during July.
The University of the Arts Helsinki is the main partner of Flow’s art programming. The University of the Arts consists of Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy and Theatre Academy. The art offering has been curated by Jarkko Räsänen.
Read more about Flow Festival’s arts offering here.