Residency artists and researchers

Sculpture, installation art

Teija and Pekka Isorättyä


Art robotics at the Sea. The finalization of an electromechanical, performative sculpture series born by the sea.

Our electromechanical sculptures peel away the traditional language of design to expose another form of art that touches the viewer in a new way. We are an artist couple and we work ’quad-dextrously’ on our sculpture art. Our works are ”art robots”, in a sense, that strive to perform for the viewer. Electricity has been used in Finnish contemporary art since the 1950’s. Our perspective combines this tradition with art festivals that have marginal origins, such as Burningman, Robodoc or Fusion’s ”Steam Punk” –genre. Our comprehensive, ”all-in” way of life makes it exceptionally expressive. Our sculptures are made with discarded objects and other such materials, which each readily have meaning ascribed to them. A sculpture created from such objects contains a traceable associative and significative value chain that leaps deep into the experiential environment of the viewer when electricity brings the sculpture to life.

During our four weeks of work, our aim is to finish a series of electromechanic and performative sculptures that we have been working on for the past two and half years in Finland, Germany, Denmark, Mexico and Japan.