The atmospheric Lantern Park will be brought to life this year in the familiar surroundings of the Old Church Park (Vanha kirkkopuisto), also known as Ruttopuisto (the "Plague Park"). The work will feature around 250 lanterns. Lighting belonging to the park itself will contribute to the atmosphere.
In addition to lanterns familiar from previous years, there will be new lanterns prepared by students of art and design. There will also be lanterns made from recycled electronics, created by volunteers from the Slush growth-company event and lanterns created by handicraft artists from the Fiskars village, by designers and by members of the artists' cooperative ONOMA for the Tuli & Valo (Fire & Light) event.
The imagination was the only limit during the creation of the lanterns: a dishwashing brush, a top hat, twist ties, disposable cups, sweets and scooter helmets can be found among the lanterns.
The Lantern Park will be created in collaboration with students from Aalto University and the University of the Arts Helsinki. The park will be curated by lighting designer Mia Kivinen.
Photos: Lauri Rotko
Performance time: 5 pm – 10 pm