VAFT – Video Art Festival Turku • 23.-27.5.2018 • Turku, Finland | I SEE YOU I see you is a site-specific media installation work combined with drawing performance by visual artist Johanna Sinkkonen. The work comment on the time in which we are under constant scrutiny but also the time when a person becomes easily invisible. The venue is Bar Ö and the Turku Main Library, May 25th 2018 at 4pm-7pm.
Ruisrock • 6.-8.7.2018 • Turku, Finland | THINK PINK Artist Johanna Sinkkonen’s environmental artwork Think Pink challenges viewers to look beyond the surface. Composed of the festival’s construction materials, chicken wire, and paint, the piece has been inspired by a plastic flamingo, which has had a long and colorful journey in popular culture from 1950s garden ornaments to casino hotels and 21st century swimming pool toys.
Think Pink brings together questions related to the problems caused by climate change, and the piece draws comparisons between the border-crossing migration of birds and human migrations. The piece illustrates its time, as its model has done since the 1950s.
Mitäs mitäs mitäs – Alternative Art Fest • 3.-4.8.2018 • Urjala, Finland | AKTIIVIPYÖRÄ (Active Wheel) By combining visual arts, community art and media art, Sinkkonen paints the outer walls of the Mitäs mitäs mitäs -event tents with her work “Active Wheel”. Festival visitors will choose the theme of the painting by rotating the Active Wheel. The Active Wheel is an unique blend of an active model and a lucky wheel. The work is streamed live.
“The Active Wheel will be activated in the Mitäs festival 2018. The Active Wheel works so that the rotator must fulfill the so-called activity condition. The condition is controlled every three minutes. The activity condition is fulfill if the rotator rotates the active wheel so that the wheel makes one round or rotates the active wheel so that the wheel sector changes. If the rotator does not fulfill the activity condition, her/his rotation will be rejected for the next review period. The amount corresponds to one rotation per hour. The rotating is not suitable for voluntary or aide work.
The activity condition does not apply to all rotators. It does not apply to those who receive help with rotating on the grounds of inability or disability, rotates as a family member, or have applied for a rotation pension. The activity condition also does not apply to short-time rotators.“