Sound work, stories about Wind

Renja Leino:
Audio installation in Utö Lighthouse

Sound work Tuuli – Vind

Sound edit by Jussi Virkkumaa.

This soundwork was part of CAA, Contemporary Art Archipelago as part of Turku European Capital of Culture 2011. Curated by Taru Elfving and Lotta Petronella.

http://contemporaryartarchipelago.fi/exhibition/artwork/22

Audiovisual installation and sound work  (2011)

”Renja Leino, an artist based on the island of Korpo as well as in Turku, makes tangible in her sound and moving image work the constant presence and significance of sea wind in the archipelago environment. Leino’s new work consists of a collection of stories from the islanders about their experiences of the wind. The stories flow smoothly between and across two languages, Swedish and Finnish, just like the daily life in the archipelago.

Natural phenomena, the changes in the weather and the climate, have a heightened affect on the everyday of the islanders compared to the urban communities. One of the stories Leino has recorded was by an elderly couple living in the outer archipelago: For decades they had collected driftwood washed to the shores of their near-barren island, and never had to buy firewood until last summer, when for the first time not enough of wood was to be found. Have the winds changed, they wonder.

The audiovisual installation is presented in Utö lighthouse. The sound work can also be listened to on the radio frequency 95.9Mhz as one enters the archipelago on the first ferry, connecting Pargas with Nagu, and on the surrounding area.”

Turku, European Capital of Culture 2011.

Works

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Happy Hour

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End of Euphoria

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Sound work, stories about Wind

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Absent minds

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Being

I was sitting on a bus watching the scenery go by, when suddenly a strange building flashed before my eyes. The next time I passed the same place I was ready to take a better look at the object. The bubble-shaped building was still there but somehow altered.

Renja Leino:

Birds Pub Vol. 1-3

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Black and White

Sometimes I still work with B/W, mostly with unique Fotograms and different combinations with negatives, usually on FB paper. I am experimenting with chemistry and old papers possibilities.

Greenery On Loan

When walking in the forest and meeting this installation you could see the light glimmering, the rain gathering on the mirror surfices. It was showing the sky and the growing trees crowns… or your face.

Just anybody

”I am taking snapshots with my mobile. Later I study my images and their details on my computer screen. Just like anybody else.”

Sea Frills

Sea Frills installation under Cathedral Bridge in Turku 2011. Flux Aura was an art event organized by Turku Artist Association. Turku, European Capital of Culture 2011 Material: Thousands of reflectors. Sponsor Hella Lightning Finland.