Community and media art performance at Mitäs mitäs mitäs 2018, Urjala Finland
By combining visual arts, community art and media art, Sinkkonen paints the outer walls of the Mitäs mitäs mitäs -event tents with her work Aktiivipyörä (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 of 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.”
The Active Wheel comments on the active model introduced in the Finnish unemployment security at the beginning of 2018. The aim of the model is to prevent the long-term unemployment and increase employment. The active model has been heavily criticized. The model cuts unemployment security, even if the unemployed is actually active and seeking employment or training without success.