Visuals for Theatre
Alexander Theatre 2015
Ihanteiden Aika – Päivälehden piiri was a play commissioned by Helsingin Sanomat for it’s 125th anniversary. It was a story about running a newspaper in the late 19th and early 20th century Helsinki. The construction of nationalism, the growing political tensions in the society as well as the role of the cultural elite were central themes in the piece.
Five video projectors were used to project images on various surfaces and objects on stage, to create moving backgrounds, interactive scenes as well as stand-alone video spots. The visuals strongly borrowed and referenced elements of the late 19th century art, architecture and industrialization.
Ahmija (“The Glutton”) was a play at Jurkka Theatre, Helsinki in 2007-2008.
The play, directed by Katja Krohn, was based on a collective scriptwork. The characters and dialogue were derived both from improvisations and our ideas, images and texts. The end result consisted of loosely connected episodes, mixing elements of opera, doll theatre, realism and surrealism into a carnivalistic and grotesque experience. My task in the group was to produce all the video material, using live video, animation and combinations of both.
Between 1999 and 2009 I did a series of VJ performances in Finland and abroad in various club and festival settings, mostly working with Finnish electronic music artists such as Mr Velcro Fastener, Imatran Voima and Huoratron. At first I was experimenting with stop motion animation, optics and stuffing my camera into microscopes. Since 2004 I mostly worked with cut-out style animation using After Effects.