installations performances interactive biography video other projects

up & coming  

Practice as an artist since 1969, while working as an art teacher of comprehensive and upper secondary school until 2001.
Solo exhibitions, performance- and video installations, numerous performances in Finland and other countries.
2004 received The State Prize for Visual Art.
Since 1990 concentrates mainly in performance art.
2002 starts working with video and also combines video with live performance.

Performances - being always pre-considered - have been visual acts, 3-dimensional images in time with movement and sound or interactive happenings together with voluntary passers-by.
Starting point to performances is often in simple everyday actions, sometimes in childhood memories.
The influence of a long practise of Tai Chi and Zen can be seen in the performances.

In individual video works, camera has often been more a substitute for a paintbrush than a tool for telling direct stories.

Most of the performance and video works deal with trying to find the universal level within personal experiences.

English and Finnish