Light thoughts

I am a lighting designer and have graduated as Master of Arts (Theatre and Drama) at the Theatre Academy of Finland, Department of Lighting and Sound Design. I have done lighting design and visualisations for theatre, dance, concerts, performance and poems.

Besides crepes and folk music I am especially interested in the feel of different materials and the reflections of light upon them. I also do carpentry, set design and overall visual designs and visual dramaturgy. I am fascinated by the possibility of drawing with light in the imaginary space within the spectator.

Curriculum Vitae 

Education:

2011 Master of Arts (Theatre and Drama), Theatre Academy of Finland, dept. of Light and Sound Design
2001-  Turku University, Comparative Literature
2001-2002 Jyväskylä University, Creative Writing
2001-2003 Turku Vocational Institute, Carpenter
2001 International Baccalaureate, Turun normaalikoulu

Chosen Lighting Designs and Visualisations:

2013:
JUST Queens, KoKo-theater, (chor. Satu Herrala), lighting design.
Klaustrofunktionalismi, Esplanad stage, concert and furniture show (chor. Satu Herrala), set and lighting design.

The Tempest, Tehdas teatteri (dir. Merja Pöyhönen), lighting design.

2012:
Kuoleman kantajat, dance and voice performance, Theatre Telakka, Tampere. (solo Marja Skaffari), set and lighting design.

2011:
Minä ja kuvani, Valvesali, Oulu. (chor. Arja Raatikainen), video and lighting design.
Sokeita pisteitä – blind spots, Theatre Academy, Helsinki. (dir. Pia Lindy)

2010:
Ma-te-ma-tiik-kaa hi-tau-des-ta, concert and lighting installation, Kunsthalle Helsinki.
Armon palo, Theatre Telakka, Tampere. (solo Marja Skaffari), set and lighting design.
Valveunia, Ateneum-hall, Helsinki. (comp. Johanna Juhola & Milla Viljamaa).

2009:
Falling easy, standing strong, Oulu.
(chor. Maija Karhunen & Ilona Kenova).
Jäävuori – Iceberg -installation, Hippalot –festival, Hämeenlinna.
Fly, you’re an angel for heaven’s sake, Stoa & Forum Box, Helsinki. (solo by Elina Lajunen)

2008:
Raaka – RAW, Helsinki & Joensuu. (dance solo by Pia Lindy)
Jamit Tuonelassa – visual concert, Helsinki.
Korppi laulaa, Tampere.
(solo by Marja Skaffari).
Matka, Helsinki. (solo by Reetta Honkakoski)
Morsian, Teak (chor. Simo Kellokumpu)

2007:
Ei kerta homoo tee -cabaret, Turku. (dir. Tapio Väntsi)
Hugo Simbergin Siivet, Tampere.
(dir. Ville Kurki)
Extreme Imaging Sensescope, Theatre Academy.
(dir. Sini Haapalinna)
Luulosairas, (Le Malade imaginaire) by Molière, Helsinki. (dir. Anu Aaltonen)
RAUNIO – rakkautta juuri siksi, Tampere. (dir. Piia Soikkeli)

2006:
Nainen joka harjoitteli luolassa, visual concert, Helsinki.
Puupoika, set design and lights, Helsinki. (dir. Elina Lajunen)

Set Constructions & Designs:

2013 Klaustrofunktionalismi, Esplanad stage, furniture design (chor. Satu Herrala).
2004 Aukile 2004 -esitys maailmanlopusta, Turku.
2004 Ururu, Turku.
2003 Laboratorio L. Optica, Turku. (dir.. Elina Lajunen)
2003 Johdatus lykantropiaan, Turku. (dir.. Emma Puikkonen)
2002 Minä syön sinut, Turku.
(dir. Emma Puikkonen)

Other theatrical tasks:

Finnish National Theatre, spring 2011, Vihan veli –production, assistant to lighting designer Tarja Ervasti.
Theatre Museum, 13.3.2008 – 31.7.2009, museum technician.
Theatre Museum, 2007 and 2008, assistant.
Tampereen Työväen Teatteri (TTT), 2005-2006, lighting assistant.
Kumina –folk music and poetry festival, Turku 2005 ja 2006, producer, lighting and sound technician.
TEHDAS Teatteri, Turku, 2004-2005, lighting and set design assistant.