I am happy to announce that I received an invitation for a 1-month artist residency in Haparanda (SE). This sound art residency is part of the Swedish Lapland AiR program. Currently I am at Haparanda enjoying the privilege of having free time for artistic explorations and intense artistic studies. Additionally, I get to know Haparanda's vivid history and Lapland's austere nature.
My latest kinetic sound and light sculpture SCANNER ORCHESTRA was exhibited for the first time at Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre, in Vantaa (FI) from 29.4.-15.7.2021. The SCANNER ORCHESTRA consists of radically modified scanners turning the exhibition space into a universe of light, shape, movement and sound. This exhibition is part of the RePlay Festival - an international festival for recycled electronics. Despite quite severe corona restrictions during that period a total of 23109 visitors have seen this work.
On June 12th I gave a one-day workshop at Heureka. During this workshop I explained my work with recycled electronics and how to creatively misuse electronic waste. Additionally, visitors had the possibility to build their own led blinking circuits.
Our live performance / video art piece PUPPEN was presented on February 20th at MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre at Cable Factory. PUPPEN is an artwork made by Berlin-based visual artist Anne-Louise Frei and me. This event is a collaboration between Sound Room, Muu ry and Äänen Lumo. It will be presented in the Art Center as well as streamed online.