Mikko Lipiäinen [concept/music/visuals],
Ville Hyvönen [concept / technical production/visuals], Eva
Alkula [electric Kantele], Antti Silvast [programming/visuals],
Juha Valkeapää [human sounds],
Heli Nikunen [lighting design]
Bates Mill [i]
Created in Spring 2004 for the Kiasma Theatre, The
Grey Zone Weathermatrix combines live ambient music with a rich
visual world in a multi-screen projection. The visual material consists,
firstly, of photographs and videos made by members of the group.
The second visual element is provided by Finnish Road Administration
with its hundreds of web cams which are used to monitor the often
hazardous road conditions. These photographs are revealed to be
a fascinating and beautiful resource for artistic exploration.
The Grey Zone have captured still images from almost
200 road condition observation cameras. Software developed with
Pseudotoad Laboratories enables real-time manipulation and organisation
of this visual material, animating the images to transport the audience
through the passage of day and night, through changing seasons and
weather of Finland.