The sound and light installation ‘Utu – Status of Dreams’ (Utu – Unien Tila) will be set up in Kruunuvuorenranta for four days, 14.–17.10.2021.

Like a fog rising from the sea, a being that demands your attention is born inside the Silo. The synchronous dance of sound, light and fog within the space creates a form, which reflects your memories of dreams, your hopes and your stories arising from the subconscious. The fog is like tea leaves inside a teacup or a windswept cloud changing its shape and giving each observer a chance to wonder what will appear next. Utu is an art piece, which takes on different shapes and wants to wake city dwellers to dream.

Utu – Status of Dreams

Join an imaginary voyage with the mist rising from the sea

The light and sound installation ‘Utu - Status of Dreams’ will be set up in Oil Silo 468 in Kruunuvuorenranta for four days from 14 October to 17 October. The installation can be experienced daily from 17:00 to 22:00. 

The installation takes the shape of different dreams and wakes the citizens from a long slumber to fantasize once more. After a long period of uncertainty, the viewer can dream and see clarity arive from beyond the fog.

This year the installation can also be experienced inside the silo, and the number of viewers admitted at a time is limited. We recommend visitors to wear a face mask inside the silo. The installation can also be enjoyed from the outside.

There are no restrictions on photographing or videoing the installation. When sharing your photos and videos on social media, please use the hashtag #siilosoi.

Utu – Status of Dreams
Oil Silo 468, 14.–17.10.2021 at 17:00–22:00
Aki Päivärinne, sound
Jari Vuorinen, light
Ilkka Paloniemi, curation

Oil Silo 468

A new residential area is being constructed in the Kruunuvuorenranta district of Helsinki, and public art – light art in particular – plays an important role in its design and implementation. During Helsinki’s year as the World Design Capital, a permanent light installation, Oil Silo 468, was created in one of the last remaining oil silos in the Laajasalo Oil Harbour.

Since then, the silo has been rented out for a variety of events. In autumn seasons, open door events have also been held over the course of three weekends in September and October to provide audiences with the opportunity to enter the silo and enjoy the light installation.

The restrictions imposed on events by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic sparked the idea to create a new kind of experience outside the silo. This years installation follows "Krono" from 2020 which was enjoyed by the public completely from the outside.

Other light art in Kruunuvuorenranta

Kruunuvuorenranta will become a district of light, which can be admired from the city proper, sea and nearby islands. The lighting arrangements and pieces of light art will make the district a truly unique residential area. New light installations will be added as more buildings are erected. The light art for Kruunuvuorenranta will be produced leveraging the ‘percent for art’ principle, which means that developers must allocate roughly one percent of all project appropriations to art. Read more about light art in Kruunuvuorenranta >>

When visiting the oil silo, you can also see the other pieces of light art in Kruunuvuorenranta. You can find them using the map provided below.

Accessing the silo

In terms of public transport, bus line 88 from the Herttoniemi metro station will take you closest to the Kruunuvuorenranta oil silo. The nearest stop is on Koirasaarentie (H4695 Haakoninlahdenkatu), which is some 800 metres from the oil silo, along Saaristolaivastonkatu and a waterfront trail. The nearest city bike station is also located in the same place.

To get to the silo by car, drive to the west end of Koirasaarentie and turn left onto Saaristolaivastonkatu. The parking area on Saaristolaivastonkatu is situated between Turumankatu and Astridinkatu. A pedestrian path (300 m) leads from the parking area to the silo along the shore.

The map below indicates the route from the bus stop and parking area. The path to the silo is not difficult, but it has not been possible to ensure full accessibility. A public toilet will be available near the silo for as long as the installation remains in place.

Map of route to oil silo

Safety

In accordance to the current COVID advice, let's take care of each other and consider those around us when enjoying the installation. As such, please observe the recommended safety distances: maintain a safe distance from those not in your party.

We also hope that you will wear a face mask while inside the silo. It is also recommended to wear a face mask when using public transformation.

If you feel like sneezing or coughing, please do so into your elbow. If you present any symptoms of a respiratory infection, please stay home. Thank you for your consideration!

Updated 12.10.2021