I’m a freelance lighting designer (BA, Theatrical Arts) based in Helsinki, Finland. In addition to my diverse projects I'm finalizing my master studies in the Department of Lighting and Sound Design of the University of the Arts Helsinki.
I work mostly with contemporary performances, music and events ranging from small underground clubs to festivals. Nothing lights me up as working with music, although I couldn’t make it without the precision and small details of performing arts. I guess that’s the main reason why I’ve chosen to work constantly on both fields.
I love the first creative part in all projects as much as the technical development of the process. As my greatest strengths I see the ability to combine detailed artistic visions with complex technical systems and communicating my ideas using realistic sketches. During the last few years I’ve also started to work with video, which interests me more as an intelligent light source and living set element than source of information.
I'm always looking for new adventures so feel free to contact me! If I’m not answering right away I’m probably busy with some project or catching waves in someplace warm.
CURRENT AND FUTURE PROJECTS
The artistic part of the master thesis of choreographer Tero Hytönen. The piece will be performed at Kallio Stage on October 2019.
New contemporary circus piece by Nuua premiering in 2020.
A contemporary dance piece by choreographer Mikko Niemistö. Premiere will be at Zodiak - Center for New Dance during fall 2020.
With Atte Olsonen and Ukko-Pekka Itäpelto we continue to dig deeper into the aesthetics of mechanics and synthetic materials.
A touring piece operating somewhere in between a dance ritual and a performance. Energpriests follows the waves of energy flow in the body and they surf on them.
We are looking forward into booking more gigs for many already premiered projects.