Vesa-Pekka Rannikko’s new commissioned public artwork Sparrow Talk in Koivukylä Vantaa is now unveiled. The work has been commissioned by the City of Vantaa.
Sparrow is one of the widest spread bird species and very well adopted to urban settings. Through the shape of a sparrow and the text written by poet Pauli Tapio Sparrow Talk reflects the relationship between the bird and its environment but also communication and the multiplicity of languages – both human and animal.
The work includes two separate videos for day and night time which can be seen on a two-sided window shaped LED-screen installed over the staircase in Rautkallionrinne.
A video presentation of the work (in Finnish) can be found here.