Environmental artwork at Ruisrock 2019
Commissioned by Vantaan Festivaalit Oy. Watch making-of video HERE.
Think Pink challenges viewers to look beyond the surface. Composed of the festival’s construction materials, chicken wire, and paint. Think Pink 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.
Johanna Sinkkonen / Design and details
Nicke von Weissenberg / Welding
Sun Effects / Installation and lights
Photo: Saara Autere