Media artist Jukka Hautamäki works with found materials, electronics, light, sound and video. His works, which are often presented in the form of an installation, are supported by sound and visual imagery. Hautamäki places everyday objects and materials into new contexts and forms. The emphasis is often on the reciprocal dynamic between the individual works and the overall mood of the exhibition.
Hautamäki’s works have been shown in solo and group shows in Finland and abroad. His past works have been presented at Gallery Sculptor, Huuto, MUU, X-lab (Kuva/Tila) galleries in Helsinki; Peri Center of Photography in Turku; Gallery Titanik in Turku; Kunsthalle Helsinki; WAM Museum in Turku; RIXC Festival in Riga; Polymer in Tallinn; HORSEANDPONY Fine Arts in Berlin; Skaftfell Center for Visual Art Project Space in Seydisfjordur, Iceland; Avatar Centre in Quebec City, Canada.
Hautamäkis sound performances are microscopic studies into electronic sound. Live setup consists of DIY sound devices, which he manipulates in real time by changing components and reconnecting circuits. Recent setup has included under-hood work lights, solar cells, electronicmagnetic sources, coil mics and diy amps. Relationship between performativity and sound plays a significant role in the live performances. Music style could be described as abstract ambient noise with a twist.
Hautamäki has performed live in Europe and North America. Performance venues include La-bas Biennale, Lal lal lal and AAVE festival in Helsinki, Ges21 in St. Petersburg, Mengi in Reykjavik, Avatar Centre in Quebec City, Electric Knife in London, Madame Claude in Berlin, Harvestworks, Fridman Gallery and Trans Pecos in New York. Hautamäki has also kept interactive sound art and electronics workshops and courses in Finland (Aalto University, KIASMA, MUU, Mansedanse…), Netherlands, UK, Germany, Poland and Estonia.