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Begin the year brightly

Photos by Tim Bird
Text by Peter Marten, updated January 2011

Photo: Tim Bird
Purple to the people: Helsinki Cathedral forms the focal point of Mikki Kunttu’s light show Mercy.

Colour, contrast and texture illuminate Helsinki landmarks and parks when light designer Mikki Kunttu and his colleagues are given free rein.

Lighting designer Mikki Kunttu, who gained the international spotlight with his work on the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki, adds colour and brightness to the Finnish capital with Season of Light until January 9, 2011. He is joined by other designers and performers from Finland, Sweden, Germany and USA.

Shows take place at seven locations, six of which are outdoors, from Esplanade Park to Senate Square to the Parliament building. If you can't get to Helsinki to see the light, gaze upon our slideshow.

 

Season of Light 2011
 

           

Note: Click the first photo to begin the slideshow. "Next" and "Previous" buttons appear in the top corners when you roll your mouse over the photos.

 

Links:

Season of Light in downtown Helsinki every evening until January 9, 2011
Season of Light 2011 map and schedule
Try it online: Create your own light show for the Parliament building 
Mikki Kunttu’s other work

 

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