Welcome to Sami Sänpäkkilä’s “Ritual for the Rainbow” art photography exhibition opening at Poriginal Gallery on May 12th 2023 at 18–20. Exhibition is open from May 13th until May 30th 2023. Ritual for the Rainbow (trl. Rituaali sateenkaarelle) is a new series of photographs by Sami Sänpäkkilä that evokes the magical realism of our modern […]
Dreamers and Stargazers
As a child I was a dreamer and gave my own names to the stars in the sky. I named the belt of Orion as ALF after my favourite tv-series. As a teenager my main creative outlet was artsy photos of my feet, trash cans and rusted metal. I spent countless hours in the darkroom […]
The Eternal Sleep of the Man
The Eternal Sleep of the Man (Ihmisen ikuinen uni) is a collaborative video installation by Sami Sänpäkkilä and Anna-Mari Nousiainen. It consists of 15 new video works that can be installed as a 15-channel site specific installation or screened as a single channel 9 minute work.
The Light From Within the Mountain
Haihara Artcenter exhibition by fine artists Tomas Regan and Sami Sänpäkkilä. The works are collaborative works combining video and drawing.
Psychedelic Alphabet for the Newborn
Psychedelic Alphabet for the Newborn is a video I made as a present for my dear friends newborn baby. Life is full of beauty, violence, comfort, danger and lipstick. Even for the newborn.
Starwall is a site-specific installation with support of Espace Louis Vuitton Japan, Tokyo. A black wall is built in front of a window. Using the locations longitude, latitude and compass direction I determine what starry sky would be visible though that window at a certain time.
The Big Crunch
The Big Crunch is a video installation that communicates the presence of humans on earth and human intelligences take on the apocalypse. It is an examination on how humans react to the end of the world and how we read signs and symbols found in nature to try to demystify our existence.
21st Century Portrait
21st Century Portrait is a triptych that consists of three portraits filmed at an extreme close-up with a high-definition videocamera. Each of the three portrait consists of well over 1500 still frames played back in less then a minute. Every millimeter of the body is displayed 25 frames per second.
Aurinkokellari – The Suncellar
The Suncellar is an installation and is projected on five separate screens that require three rooms. All screens require stereo sound. The extensive work Aurinkokellari (2006) features a prophetic sequence of events. In the film, an eccentric character in control of human life “removes” three people. The impression, akin to death, is frightening in its severity.
Surrealistin kaksi vasenta kättä
The Two Left Hands of the Surrealist is my graduation work for Tampere Polytechnic. Filmed on 16 mm film with animations and VFX.
One channel videoinstallation.
Kubistisia vittu saatana
One channel video installation.