Johanna Sinkkonen captures the ambiance, views, and moments of the Ruisrock weekend by drawing on site. The drawing process will be recorded from the artist’s perspective, and the sketching videos will be shown on the festival screens throughout the weekend.
In her work Sinkkonen is inspired by nature and its light and shadows. When sketching the surrounding space, she makes a point of drawing what she sees instead of what she knows. Usually Ruissalo appears as a quiet space for calming down, but for one weekend it turns into a celebrating sea of people. On-location drawing has a long history, and during digitalisation it has not received much attention. By combining old and new techniques, Sinkkonen wants to create something interesting, genuine, and surprising.