29.09.2021 - 12.12.2021
Leena and Kalle Nio: Painting Machine
Every successful painting is a miracle
Painting Machine, a mesmerising performance-installation that combines magic with visual art, is the first collaborative work by Leena Nio (b. 1982), a visual artist renowned for her multilayered paintings, and Kalle Nio (b. 1982), visual artist, magician and theatre director. With the help of magic, their installation is a playful investigation of art making and the sources of creativity.
The exhibition features a live performance every Saturday at 13:00, in which the audience can follow the creation of a painting. In the space of 30 minutes, the Painting Machine produces a new visual artwork that is incorporated into the exhibition. You can book a seat for the performances by using the forms below. Between the live performances, the Painting Machine is on display in the gallery as an audiovisual painting installation.
Leena and Kalle Nio’s installation investigates artisthood in today’s increasingly automated world. Although the Painting Machine is a mechanical piece of equipment, it is human in its own way. The process of producing a painting with the machine is surprising and uncontrolled, and every machine-made work contains unpredictable details and mistakes – just as human-made works do.
Book a seat for Leena and Kalle Nio’s Painting Machine!
Use the forms below to book a seat for Leena and Kalle Nio’s Painting Machine performances. The performance lasts about 30 minutes. Please note that every visitor in a group must register separately by filling their own form. The performances are included in the price of the museum ticket. Painting Machine is the first collaboration of Leena Nio and Kalle Nio. Sound Design by Samuli Kosminen.
Painting Machine was produced in collaboration with the WHS.
All arrangements at EMMA take into account the current pandemic situation and restrictions. We ask you come to the performance only if you are healthy. Please read the instructions for a safe visit before your arrival.
Technical design and implementation:
Kalle and Leena Nio
Kristiina Kajaste, Emma Holmberg / Rock Solid Painting
Eric Bouche-Pillon / Cie 14:20
Eero Alava / WHS
Arja Miller & Ingrid Orman
With thanks to: