Photo Mikki Kunttu

Lucid Dreams

Kaapeliaukio 3, 00180 Helsinki
Theatre Museum

Lucid Dreams is a retrospective exhibition of photographs by lighting designer, visual artist Mikki Kunttu.

Kunttu has built a long and international career in theatre, media and light art. The exhibition also presents Kunttu as a photographer. The impulse to photograph stage works came from Kunttu's desire to shoot works in a different way from traditional magazine and programme images, as part of his own artistic process. Over the years, the photographs have become an extensive and detailed record of Kunttu's work.

"Photography plays a central role in my work. I feel that there is practically nothing left of these productions but these images. The images, in their own creative power, can take what we saw on stage one step further – to something we could not see on stage. So my creative process continues both in the shooting and in the post-production of the image. The final photograph is a mental image, not a documentary."

Lucid Dreams has previously been shown at Tampere Hall, Pyhtään Kulttuuritalo and Espoo Cultural Centre. At the Theatre Museum, the exhibition of nearly 40 framed photographic prints is complemented by a miniature model of the Snow Queen ice ballet with video projections and a spectacular semicircular collage-like projection in the Maneesi.

Theatre Museum
Tue, Thu–Sun 11–18, Wed 11–20

Price: 16/8/6 €, Museum Card or Helsinki Card