Category Archives: Texts

Video documentations and a review of Vanishing Point, HS 3.9.2009

Review from Helsingin Sanomat newspaper here
(In finnish)

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“A cross, a nought, an empty board or a new beginning?” by Marita Muukkonen

A cross, a nought, an empty board or a new beginning?

The flashing neon lights catch the eye in Tuomas Laitinen`s (b. 1976) new work, Wall Street (2009). Is that a cross or a nought drawn on a playing board, or is the board empty? The time and space in the work are both hectic and meditative at the same time. On the wall a sequencer from a “one-armed bandit”, those gambling machines familiar from shopping centre atriums, clicks incessantly into a microphone. Just a single part being sidetracked can change the direction of the game in totally unpredictable ways…

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