Community art project by the artist group Megafån, Heidi Lunabba, Freja Bäckman and Fredrika Biström.
Wallpaper, photography, installations and events.
A political artwork and a intervention in the politics of public space. Travelling around finland we invited anyone defining themselves as feminists to be fhotographed for the Feminist Wallpaper. 800 people turned up to our photostudio. We made a wallpaper of the photographs of feminists and their ovn statements about feminism. The wallpaper was sent out to all the persons participating, We asked to put the wallpaper in return we recieved hundreds of photographs of the wallpaper covering the walls of public and private spaces.
Sauna Obscura, floating sauna and camera, Uusikarlepyy 2004
Sauna Obscura, floating sauna, camera, artwork.
Enjoy sauna inside a camera! Sauna Obscura is a floating sauna that at the same time works as a camera obscura. The surrounding landscape is reflected as a living picture on the inside walls of the sauna, the steam and the bodies of the bathers. We are moving on the borderline of person and space, between inner and outer rooms. Sauna Obscura is a mobile artwork by Heidi Lunabba.
Camera and sauna? Camera obscura (lat. dark room) is a box or room that is totally isolated from light. If one makes a tiny hole in the wall of the room, the lightbeams will draw the outer view on the opposite wall. In Sauna Obscura the camera room is a sauna, the bather can follow a moving image of what is outside the sauna. Diving in to the water surrounding the sauna the bather will still be in the sauna as part of the image projected on the wall. Sauna Obscura has visited Uusikarlepyy, Vaasa, Rauma, Tammisaari, Helsiki, Turku, Kirkkonummi and Berlin. It was part of the Turku 2011 European Capital of Culture, since 2017 it is situated in Loviisa Bay, access from Laivasilta guest harbour in Loviisa.
The city you inhabit is filled with messages, images and texts that tell you to buy, feel or think something specific. All surfaces where different messages are presented are owned by someone and it’s the owner who decides which messages get presented. The only surface which is completely yours to decide over is your own body and the clothes you are wearing.
In the ’Say it!’ project I printed T-shirts for people giving them a chance to put forward their own message. I was making the t-shirts in public places for anyone that wanted them. The T-shirts were free of charge and I was photographing the people wearing their text t-shirts.
Because a lot of people wanted the T-shirts, I continued with a Do-It-Yourself version of the project. One could take part in the project by ordering a stencil and black textile color to print up a T-shirt. The stencil and textile color were free. I asked everyone that ordered the stencils to photograph themselves wearing the T-shirt. The photo was to be taken in a public place.