The time after WWII changed many things. In Finland it meant a heavy burden of reparation. The country needed desperately more energy and electricity, and huge building contracts started. One of them were the hydropower plants of the River Oulujoki. Total amount of 15 hydropower plants were build during the years of reconstruction. It meant also new residential areas for thousands of people. The entity around the River Oulujoki is qualified now as nationally important cultural environment.
Bearing in mind this historical aspect and it’s signs in our modern life, we build three immersive responses to the theme which were experienced by the public during the light events held by municipalities of Muhos, Utajärvi and Vaala in November 2021. Now this entity can be explored in an art gallery.
Exhibition opening on Friday 20.1. at 6pm.
On the other hand we are studying the community’s memory, but also pondering the relationship between the nostalgia and the contemporary.
Dramaturgy — Jenni Kinnunen
Lights & Visuals — Jani Pitkänen
Sound Designer & Musician — Joona Hiltunen
Performance — Mari Kämäräinen
Street Art — Marko Anttila
Photographs — Maiju Pohjanheimo
Cinematography — Sami Mustonen
Composers — Sanna Ahvenjärvi & Tapio Lappalainen
Choir — Hohde-kuoro johtajanaan Tuomo Rahko
Producer — Laura Siitonen