Niko Luoma: Faith is a Blindspot of Permanence

Niko Luoma: Faith is a Blindspot of Permanence




10:00 – 20:00


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6.10.2022 08:00

Helsinki Central Library Oodi

Kuutio, 2. krs.

Media Art Exhibition:

Faith is a Blindspot of Permanence

Niko Luoma
Working Group
Soundscape: Timo Lassy
Technical implementation: Teemu Nurmelin and Sami Hagelberg
Curator: Aura Seikkula
The Cube 6-30 October

Using camera, light, and film as his materials, Niko Luoma’s working process is analogue. Luoma constructs his pieces with several overlapping exposures on one frame and one film. He claims that technically, his work happens inside of the camera, rather than behind or in front of it. Here, the exposure becomes content and the process becomes manifested in images.

For Oodi’s Kuutio space, Luoma creates a completely new work, a constant flow of these manifested images that capture the speed of seeing, the speed of hearing and the speed of existing in a space.

Faith is a Blindspot of Permanence is a collaborative creation, where the surrounding soundscape by saxophonist and composer Timo Lassy creates a persistent dialogue.

“Nowness and the limits of memory can be the broader concepts of the piece. It aims to maintain the viewer’s focus on the present moment by variating and repeating simple but specific forms and colours randomly renewing themselves without specific end. The soundtrack by Timo Lassy is the improvised result of this experience that constantly refreshes its reflection to the visual composition without synchronisation. My approach was to write a piece that can be both consumed as a visual and auditory experience of now”, says Luoma.

Helsinki Central Library Oodi

Töölönlahdenkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki – Finland

+358 9 310 85000

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am – 10pm, Sat-Sun 10am – 8pm

Thu 06 Oct 2022 – 30 Oct 2022 10:00 – 20:00


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Töölönlahdenkatu 4,
00100 Helsinki