2011 JUL–AUG

Jukka Hautamäki

Jukka Hautamäki: Boundaries of Earth and Empyrean, 2011.

Media artist Jukka Hautamäki creates his installations by combining used and discarded consumer goods, electronics, sound and video. His works are often supported by sound and visual imagery, as everyday objects and materials are merged into new forms and into new contexts for meaning. Hautamäki’s multifaceted creative practice is situated in the intersection of photography, sculpture, painting and video. In his exhibitions the emphasis is often on the reciprocal dynamic between the individual works and the overall ambiance of the exhibition.

A central feature in Hautamäki’s practice is formed by the sound performances that bring together experimental soundscape and psychedelic visual imagery. Hautamäki’s electronic soundscape, which is intriguingly both minimalistic and multilayered combines retro and futuristic elements. His music can be described as abstract ambient noise with a twist. Combined with the seemingly uncontrollable visual material, the works generate feelings of threat and excitement.

Hautamäki has presented sound art performances both in Europe and in North America and his works have been exhibited and screened in several European cities. His sound performances are microscopic studies into electronic sound. His live setup consists of DIY instruments, which he manipulates in real time by changing components and reconnecting circuits. The relationship between performativity and sound plays a significant role in the live performances.

Hautamäki has received his degree in Digital Arts at the Turku Arts Academy in Finland. He is also a founding member of the Turku-based experimental electronics society Kokomys.



Jukka Hautamäki: Kiss of Life, 2011.