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"WILL-o´-THE-WISP" - Lighting Up The Myllypuro Hospital. Helsinki december 2000 and january 2001

Photos: Lea Turto

the buildind of the Myllypyro Hospital The Myllypuro Hospital
(photo: Otto Santala)

the colourfull lightning of the balconies

the balkonies The Balconies
(photo: Otto Santala)

The warehouse of the bicycles on the backyard of the hospital The Bicycle Shelter
(photo: Otto Santala)

Photographs depicting the Illumination

the main stairway

 the main stairway, diashow
The slides shown were copies of photos from the albums of the patients and made in co-operation with the staff of the hospital and the patients' families. The slides illustrated patients' lives: their work, hobbies and family life. The public could sit and watch the slideshow.

handscrafts
(photo: Otto Santala)
The scene through a window of a day-room

 

The lighning of the warehouse of the bicycles.
Bicycle shelter

the park of the hospital
The trees and shrubs on the hospital grounds were lit up

 

the park of the hospital

the park of the hospital

 

Virvatulet - Myllypuron sairaalan valaiseminen: Helsinki, joulukuu 2000 ja tammikuu 2001, 
Will -o´- The -Wisp

Design and Production Group:
Nella Keskisarja,
Lea Turto,
Martti Kukkonen


The lightning of the balconies The lightning of the balconies
(Martti Kukkonen and Risto Kurronen)

This exhibition was made in co-operation with the patients and the staff of the Myllypuro Hospital.

The Myllypuro Hospital consists of a Health Centre, main hospital and a unit for elderly long-term patients. The trees and shrubs on the hospital grounds were lit up. Balconies were illuminated with different colours. We built screens on the balconies on which slides were reflected so that they could be seen from both the outside and inside.

the main stairway the main stairway
(Lea Turto, Nella Keskisarja, Risto Kurronen)

Inside the hospital the main stairway was lit with different colours and a paper boat installation was built on the landing. The paper boat was folded in the same way that children used to fold paper boats during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. The boat was three meters long and two meters wide. 

Paper boat
The paper boat was three meters long and two meters wide. This is an installation by Lea Turto.

A Nativity Scene was built on one landing. The characters were Virgin Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus, all dressed in hospital sheets. Some of the slides that were visible on the outside were also visible on the landing

The slides used described the patients' lives: their work, hobbies and family life during the time before hospitalization and also during the time spent in the hospital.

diashow
(photo: Otto Santala)
Slides were projected on screens on the balconies
so that they could be viewed from both the inside and outside.

The holy family the holy family
The Holy Family crafted by patients and staff of the hospital

 


 the installation of knars and wood the installation of knars and wood
Installation: The treasures of nature from a collection by a patient

 

handscrafts
.Installation of handcrafts. The patients had an
opportunity to do handcrafts during their spell in the hospital.
This installation was set up on a balcony.

 

 

With thanks to:

The City of Helsinki
The Force of Lights
Feeniks ry
Sirpa Baer
Risto Kurronen
Otto Santala

 

 

 

 

 


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