Category Archives: Works

Matter of Time (2017)

Stones, soundless cracking agent, silt, birch plywood, trestle legs
The works process is stilll going on in Varbergs Konsthall, Sweden, in exhibition Material Thought, curated by Kati Kivinen

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Elastic Limit (2017)

Stones, soundless cracking agent, stone tile, found stone brick and drilled stone pieces, rubber yarn, weathered hybrid polymer glue sealant, steel, glass, painted mdf, Art Deco entrance hall in the industrial area Iso-Heikintie in Turku


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Split Stone With The Sound Of It Splitting (2017)

2017 | Stone, speakers, sound

Sari Palosaari Nordic House Reykjavik, audio sculpture, sonic sculpture, split stone, contemporary art

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In Light of Current Events (6/2018)

Rgb color and ambient light sensor, illumination wall (162 led light rails and 162 u-profile glasses)


A color and light sensor is placed on top of the hospital building. It detects the incoming light from a point in the sky, its intensity and its color in RGB color space. A light emitting wall is translating the incoming data into temporally adjusting colors and brightnesses.

During the day the data runs in real time and during the dark hours from the information that was saved during the day. The real time information illuminates the whole 135 m2 area around the auditorium, whereas only singular canals are illuminated at night time, switching places as the color data changes.

The illumination wall, with 162 sandblasted u-profile glasses and 162 led light rails, runs around the curved auditorium, facing toward the foyer space. The auditorium volume is enveloped with semitransparent glass facade and situated above the main entrance of the hospital. Therefor the art work impacts also the outside surrounding.

The work is realized in co-operation with White Arkitekter AB / Fredrik Mats Nilsson  for Uppsala Akademiska Sjukhuset.

Electric technician Gregoire Rousseau, programming Eetu Huhtala.

Curator Lotta Mossum, commissioner Eva Rosengren / Uppsala Region.

Winner of invitational competition.

Finalizing time June / 2018.

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It´s A Silent Agent Doing Its Thing (2016)

Stones, Silent Cracking Agent, sound of a stone splitting, building materials from location and from studio practise

Solo show in gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki.


The work makes use of soundless cracking agent, an expansive mortar, that was developed for splitting rock and concrete in urban densely built areas without any noise or vibration. The cracking is a result of pressure created by the expanding agent. In the installation the moment when the stones crack is unpredictable. Whereas the new, silent and unobtrusive method improves efficiency in urban construction, in the exhibited piece it works in the opposite direction. The time in the installation makes no concession to the gallery’s opening hours neither to the stuff or viewer’s schedules. The stones are cracking in their own time.


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Building Images (2016)

Drywall extensions, light switch, socket, glass, aluminum profiles, every day objects and materials


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Slicing (2015)

HD video | duration 1;17 | silent

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Suspense (2016)

Mary Gallen-Kallela´s piano, rope, hooks, carabiners, lock, thimble


The piece is a project for Gallen-Kallela Museum, Espoo, and Silent Space – Intensified Integrities exhibition. It made use of Mary Gallen-Kallela´s grand piano from the museum collection.
A rope is fixed around the piano lid holder. It then runs through hooks on the wall and on the ceiling and comes down. The end of the rope hangs loosely and drops to the viewer´s space, suggesting to pull – and the brake of silence.




























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You Are Not A Thing, The Thing Is Not You (2015)

Concrete floor, tiles, drain lid, drawing


The work was created for Valtio+ (State+) exhibition that took place in a former Turku Regional Prison in Kakolanmäki, Turku. The piece consists of two parts, a drawing that was placed inside a segregation cell and a sculpture that was cast outside on the yard of the prison. The drawing was depicting the ground plan of the same cell where it was hanged and a larger map of the cell´s location inside the prison. The sculpture was a copy of the floor of same segregation cell that was `moved´ outside. It was cast and tiled on place and included all the detailing of the original.

The connection with the two parts would be detected while walking about in the prison and the exhibition. The sculpture could be seen on each floor from the staircase window. The work enabled to view and encounter the cell´s floor space outside without the oppressing and overwhelming prison atmosphere.

Eventually the nature would take the piece over.


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Blinds (2014)

Extension for the gallery walls, hot galvanized steel railing, glass, blinds, aluminum, veneer, mdf, rubber, plastic, textile





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Air Gap (2014)

HD video | duration 0;30 | silent | loop

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Back to Front (2014)

HD video | duration 2;30 loop | silent


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