Nothing normal ever changed a damn thing… So hey weirdos, step in: Welcome to the Takaperoisten Kuiskausten Metsä.
I directed and shot a music video for WÖYH!. I love it!
Click click click, and you will love it too 😀
Jussi Karjalainen was my co-pilot and we also made the script and the whole production together. Huge thanks to all the people involved in the project!!!
What a night, what an opening!
A big thank you to Alla & Julia and rest of the crew organizing this fantastic exhibition named Pohjoinen kohtaaminen. A lot of great photographers presented, so if you are in Oulu, Finland, during 23.9-12.11.2017 make sure you visit Northern Photographic Centre.
These photos are from the photo series called Ghosts Watching Over Me. We have been working on this series together with my daughter since she was four. I think these photos are dealing with the relationship between father and daughter and our fears and dreams.
My Last Machos today in Finland’s most important newspaper’s culture pages. ❤️🙏⭐️
What a beautiful night it was full of sunshine! Thanks to all of you at yesterday’s opening party.
I also want to thank the ones who made this exhibition possible and the ones who have trusted and suported my artistic work during all these years. Huge thank you goes to Suomen kulttuurirahasto, Svenska Kulturfonden, Taiteen edistämiskeskus, Patricia Seppälän Säätiö, JOKES, and Puite.
Peace & Love, Peki
PS. Exhibition is up and running till 1.8.2017. Be sure not to miss it. Why?!? Because you will love it!!!!
Midsummer couldn’t stop us to arrange two hidden exhibitions, Sun is Dead I & II. But it didn’t stop this nice dog either who visited both of them. Thanks to her and other creatures for meeting us and our photos. Our caravan will now continue to the mountains where we will have more Ghosts Watching Over Me exhibitions.
We artists often try to do something that leaves a mark in the history. To make us kind of immortal. When I was little my father told me mosquitos are alive only for one day. It felt like well if they live on this planet for such a short time, why do they have to be born at all? Just to die a short moment afterwards… We just wanted you to know that me and my daughter’s first Ghosts Watching Over Me exhibition took place yesterday. The name of the exhibition was Dead Rainbow Studies. …and guess what, there will be a sequence of exhibitions to follow with this photo series we have been working on since my daughter was four years old. These exhibitions will last for only one day or less, and we will not promote them in any way in advance. They will just take place in random places without notice.
Maybe you now ask what’s the purpose of such a short exhibition if no one else knows about them. But that’s your question, not ours. We already have the answer.
Last Machos goes Helsinki! This is a pre-warning for you! When all the other artists and galleries will have their summer holiday here in Finland I will take over Helsinki together with my Last Machos. And hey, you are more than welcome to Creat Space gallery (Albertinkatu 12, Helsinki) run by Creat. You will get more details soon but the main information you need to write down in your calendar already now is the opening on 20 July, 2017. It will be hot, it will be epic, it will be beautiful, it will be something you do not want to miss.
PS. It really doesn’t matter if you have teeth or not but you should smile ’cause you are invited!
I have directed a short film for WÖYH! and it will be released… NOW.
Onko perjantaisi ollut tähän mennessä tasainen ja ärsyttävän järkevä? Juo viisi kupillista kahvia ja katso tämä minun ja Jussin WÖYH:lle tekemä video niin lupaan, että tarkistelet maailmaa sen jälkeen uusin silmin.
“Tässä se nyt on, olitte valmiit tai ette: WÖYH!, V4RHE ja vuoden varmasti villein videotaideteos! …Tämä on taas niitä juttuja, että jos näitä ulkomaalaisille suureen ääneen esiteltäisiin, pitäisivät meitä hulluina. Eivätkä varmaan olisi aivan väärässäkään.” Saku Schildt/Soundi
What a wonderful night it was. Our V4RHE short film for WÖYH! had its world premier yesterday in a fully packed Andorra movie theater in Helsinki. I would like to share some of my thoughts after the premier:
1) I have never received such massive applauses and storm of positive feedback as after the screening. ? Thank you!!!
2) I have now directed two music videos and photographed the album artwork and covers for three WÖYH! albums. For those we have created a lot of characters and visuals, ideas etc. Yesterday when people came to see our film at the #kaskelottirecordsgaala2017 many of you had costumes and clothes inspired by the things we have visualized on the videos and photos. I know that some of you have even created new art pieces based on our photos/visuals. Yesterday when I saw all you out there, it felt so fantastic it is hard to find words for it. You WÖYHÖ people have taken these videos and photos to the next level and made them your own. And I love it! When I looked around yesterday I saw seagulls, ballerinas, black metal masks, unicorns, monsters, space women, suits with feathers and golden glitter beards… you name it. For me it looked like WÖYH! people are like a big extended family where everybody can be who they are and come as they are.
Peace and love, Peki
TRE is one of the coolest spots in Helsinki right now with their interest in art/design/fashion/etc. So I’m really happy they wanted to do this story about the photo series we have been working with my daughter since 2013. And no worries, no Finnish skills needed, the interview is in English. 🙂
Peace & Love, Aki & Astrid