- Title: FINLAND: GENERATOR AANINAPAPIIRI ICE CONCERT AND ART INSTALLATION TAKE PLACE
- Date: 7th March 2005
- Summary: (EU) HELSINKI, FINLAND (MARCH 5, 2005) (REUTERS) 1. VARIOUS OF NORWEGIAN JAZZ PERCUSSIONIST, TERJE ISUNGSET, SITTING ON ICE STAGE PLAYING ICE INSTRUMENTS 0.25 2. MV ISUNGSET, HOLDING A LARGE PIECE OF ICE AND KNOCKING ON IT 0.34 3. HAND DRILLING A HOLE IN ICE 4. ISUNGSET CARVING BLOCK OF ICE WITH KNIFE 5. IRON ON SNOW BESIDE BLOCK OF ICE 0.51 6. SOUNDBITE (English) NORWEGIAN JAZZ PERCUSSIONIST, TERJE ISUNGSET, SAYING: "It has to be high quality ice. This means ice without bubbles; it has to be clear. I cut it with a chainsaw in huge pieces and I make the fine pieces with a knife. Then it's listening, adjusting, tuning. It is quite hard to make the instrument and to get it to sound good." 1.20 7. VARIOUS OF ISUNGSET SINGING AND PLAYING ON ICE INSTRUMENTS 1.35 8. SOUNDBITE (English) ISUNGSET, SAYING: "It is the beauty of ice as a visual thing and it is also the beauty of the sound and then I can see the possibility of making colours and moods in the music that at least I have not heard before". 1.56 9. WOMEN STANDING IN FRONT OF PHOTOGRAPH PRINTED INTO BLOCK OF ICE 10. TWO BLOCKS OF ICE WITH PHOTOGRAPHS OF MEN AND WOMEN PRINTED IN THEM 11. VARIOUS OF ICE BLOCKS WITH PHOTOS OF MEN AND WOMEN PRINTED IN THEM 12. ICE BEING CUT IN FRONT OF CONCERT AND PHOTOGRAPH INSTALLATION VENUE 13. ARTIST ERIC MUTEL REMOVING PLASTIC COVER FROM PHOTOGRAPH PRINTED IN ICE BLOCK 14. MUTEL SPRAYING WATER ON PHOTOGRAPH OF MAN PRINTED ON ICE 2.29 15. (SOUNDBITE)(English) ARTIST ERIC MUTEL SAYING: "Not in this way as the photograph is getting inlaid into the structure of the ice and reacting with the structure of the ice and with the sun, with the air, like all elements of nature. These pictures are quite organic and changing all the time with the air, the sun and temperature". 2.53 16. GROUP OF GIRLS STANDING WATCHING PHOTO PRINTED ON ICE 3.00 17. (SOUNDBITE)(English) MUTEL SAYING: "This project, The Generator was build around the idea of a large scale camera obscura. It was about finding motion with the sound, with the lighting and with the pictures." 3.15 18. PEOPLE STANDING LISTENING IN FRONT OF BLOCKS OF ICE WITH PHOTOS PRINTED ON THEM 19. ISUNGSET BLOWING IN A HORN MADE OF ICE 20. VARIOUS OF ISUNGSET PLAYING ICE INSTRUMENT 21. WIDE OF CROWD LISTENING AND STAGE WHERE ISUNGSET SINGS AND PLAYS ON ICE INSTRUMENTS 3.51 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 22nd March 2005 12:00
- Location: HELSINKI, FINLAND
- Country: Finland
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- Story Text: Ice concert and art installation takes place in
Generator Aaninapapiiri, which means Polar Sound
Circle, is a sound and art installation taking place in
Helsinki, Finland. Created by visual artist and
photographer Eric Mutel and Norwegian jazz percussionist
Terje Isungset, the exhibition opened on Friday (March 4)
and will last for 10 days.
French-born Mutel, who has lived in Helsinki for the last four
years, has created a large circle of 24 snow
walls, each 2 metres high, with a snow stage at the centre,
on which Isungset performs.
Isungset makes his ice instruments from blocks of high
quality, clear ice which he cuts down with a chainsaw and
finely crafts with a knife. It is a delicate process,
requiring much adjustment to get the sound just right.
"It's listening, adjusting, tuning," he says. "It is
quite hard to make the instrument and to get it to sound
The different sounds produced by the ice allow Isungset
to make unique music.
"I can see the possibility of making colours and moods
in the music that at least I have not heard before," he
Isungset performs six concerts during the ten days of
Mutel, a well-known ice artist, has invented a method
of printing photographs straight onto ice. The walls
surrounding the snow stage have ice windows, each with a
monochrome photograph in it.
Mutel hopes the atmosphere created by the portraits is
that of a camera obscura; a darkened chamber in which the
real image of an object is received through a small opening
and focused onto a facing surface.
"This project, The Generator, was build around the idea
of a large scale camera obscura," he says. "It was about
finding motion with the sound, with the lighting and with
Changes in temperature the elements cause the
installation to change each day.
"The photograph is getting inlaid into the structure of
the ice and reacting with the structure of the ice and with
the sun, with the air, like all elements of nature. These
pictures are quite organic and changing all the time with
the air, the sun and temperature," Mutel says.
Mutel has exhibited his works in France, Sweden and
Finland. The exhibition closes on March 14.
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