At last I and my Augmented Paintings will be attending the Animation Festival Animatricks in Helsinki. Jey!
Animatricks was supposed to happen in May last Spring but it was cancelled due to CVID19 situation. But NOW it’s really happening.The festival is starting today and it’s filled with interesting animation films in different locations in Helsinki: Bio Rex, Orion and Oodi. See the whole timetable here. The festival is keeping extra sure everybody is staying safe in the animation screenings and other events. Here are the safety instructions.
My AR paintings will be in the lobby of Bio Rex from Friday 16th of the Sunday the 18th of October. Augmented painting combines acrylic painting with 2D animation trough augmented reality. Scan the painting with Arilyn App on your smartphone to see it come to life. Remember to turn on the sound. You can download the free Arilyn App to your smartphone beforehand.
The artworks are inspired by my Finnish roots. Finnish idioms are famous for their pessimistic undertone. For example “Whoever is happy should hide it.” It’s time to give the idioms a second viewpoint. What if being the “Painter of the skyline” wouldn’t mean a pointless dreamer but she who points out the beauty in our world.