KOKIMO is a group of artists, founded in 2010 in Helsinki. All eight KOKIMO members work independently in performing and visual arts, and together as KOKIMO their work is both collaborative and collective. KOKIMO explores the relations between people and their environment, and uses the experiential perceptions gained as a material in their work. In KOKIMO’s pieces, the emphasis is on sensitivity towards the environment, on multisensory experiences, and on an active participant position. The group’s work is both space and site sensitive. Ecological and ethical values are always present in KOKIMO’s work. The light in KOKIMO pieces can be either the existing light, a narally changing light that forms a part of the work, or light created with spotlights. It can also mean limiting the visibility, using darkness as a part of the artwork, or traditional light art. KOKIMO’s work has been seen both in Finland and internationally, and the group’s light art has been exhibited in Helsinki in both LUX Helsinki and the FLASH biennial. KOKIMO’s members are Kristian Ekholm, Markus Heino, Raisa Kilpeläinen, Viljami Lehtonen, Anna Murtola, Veera-Maija Murtola, Anna Pöllänen, and Salla Salin. Kilpeläinen, Murtola, and Pöllänen are responsible for the light art.
BLAF Best of Light Art in Finland
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