Pete Revonkorpi & Henri Lindström
The collaborative work by Freelance illustrator, Pete Revonkorpi (1980) and Musician, Henri Lindström (1983) has brought interesting compositions to the (new)media field. In 2009, the piece Eksyjä followed by Maagi ja kiintomielet in 2010, were both first performed in real time in museums and festivals. The combination of image and music gives birth to artworks that have always fascinated their audience.
When commencing a new project, Revonkorpi and Lindström have a certain preconception of the work they are about to accomplish. They start by working separately: the illustrator outlines the visual appearance, while the musician writes the music for the performance. This is followed by combining the results of the two creative processes, whereby the two artists seek to find out how digital art and music could match up. Revonkorpi’s tool is a digital painting program named Corel Painter, whereas Lindström makes use of instruments such as synthesizers, cymbals and acoustic guitar in his composing.
The artists have given live performances in museums, and their work is also displayed online in the Gallery Spirited Herring. In 2009 they produced a joint performance called Eksyjä, and in 2010 another one called Maagi ja Kiintomielet. Both performances last about 30 minutes. The works posted in the online gallery are entitled Together and Coffee, and they last approximately ten minutes each.
The artists always consider the script, dramaturgy and modulations of their work in advance, so the performance, even though appearing improvised and playful, is in actual fact carefully planned beforehand. No wonder, then, that their work has been enthusiastically received by live audience and online gallery visitors alike.
Henri Lindström’s & Pete Revonkorpi’s video-work Unento – Erään kaupungin asukkaita (Unento – The inhabitants of a Certain City) (2011) is shown at Keuruu Museum exhibition In Unreality. Lindström’s and Revonkorpi’s live performance is shown at Keuruu Museum on March 6, 2011. Henri Lindström is also a curator of the Sound theme week of the Live Herring ’11 exhibition at the Jyväskylä Art Museum.