Pasi Rauhala: Flamigos

Located in Kalasatama, Helsinki, Flamigos is an ensemble of sculptures made of stainless steel and light.

Flamigos utilizes both of the columns below Kulosaari bridge and the wasteland along Capellan puistotie.  

The name of the work is a combination of the words flamingos and amigos (Spanish for friends). The work refers to the flamboyance of flamingos that used to live in Korkeasaari Zoo just across from Kalasatama. In 2010, a fox got into the zoo and mauled two flamingos. The rest of the birds died of shock.  

Bridge columns decorated with a flamboyance of moving flamingos with the help of steel elements and programmed lights make up the fixed part of the work. The other part is virtual, and it can be seen using the free-of-charge augmented reality (AR) application Arilyn on a smartphone. The application will display animated flamingos on the wasteland under the bridge. 

Light sources, materials, and equipment:  
LED-spotlights, stainless steel, paint and augmented reality.

Seen before at:
Public artwork located at under the Kulosaari Bridge, Capellan puistotie, Helsinki.


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