Ritual for the Rainbow (Photo series)

Ritual for the Rainbow (trl. Rituaali sateenkaarelle) is a new series of photographs by Sami Sänpäkkilä that evokes the magical realism of our modern times. The photographs are wrapped in a mystery I created, inspired by events that occurred in 2022. During the summer on my evening walks, I frequently passed by graffiti that read […]

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 […]


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.

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.

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