City Sphere AURA
Color card Turku
Magic light (Ruska)
Sidewalk, magic light
Aura shadow, cafe Art
Magic Light, my shadow
Turku's city coats of arm
Seven layers of grey
Ceiling of freedom
The Knights of City Sphere AURA.
These are important locals, who created also part of the local sense, the Genius Loci of Turku.
Elias Löhnrot, Kalevala mythes
Lasse Fageström, actor
Helene Schjerfbeck, painter
Otto Mäkilä, expressionist painter
Niska, IIWO hero
Asmo Jaaski, architect
Hülya Kytö, honorary citizen
Fredrika Runeberg, writer and inhabitant Aboe Vetus Ars Nova
Mikael Agricola, educator
B-Galleria project space residency
I painted City Sphere Aura during my artist in residency of 19 days at B-Galleria, Turku Finland. www.bgalleria.net
Wondering and walking in the city centre of Turku to catch the genius loci, the sense of Turku in that moment. I worked there in october 2016.
At the end of my residency I present the City Sphere with a local intervention in collaboration with local artists. Mirjan Raar invited me to create together the performance SPHERES TURKU.
City Sphere Turku extra large
SPHERES TURKU was a performance and collaboration between choreographer Marjan Raar (nl/fin) and artist Baukje Spaltro (nl/i). The performance was a dialogue between three disciplines: dance, light design and painting. All defining their own sphere, identity and territorium. A dialogue about identity, diversity and the proces of creating a choreography, painting and light design. It was performed during the presentation of City Sphere Aura. Five evenings end of October 2016 at Barker Theater, Turku Finland.
During the performance Baukje Spaltro painted the big canvassen City Sphere Turku extra large. As result of her artist in residency period in Turku.