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Silo sings one more time in Kruunuvuorenranta – trilogy finale on show in October

Come and experience the third and final work of spatial art combining sound and light in Kruunuvuorenranta’s old oil tank, Silo 468, from Friday to Sunday 7–9 October 2022 from 17:00 to 22:00. In the work, a virtual flock of birds is released inside the silo.  This year, you can also take the ferry from the Market Square to the oil silo.

Pause for a moment and taste the stardust. Paint in your mind’s eye the most beautiful flock of birds and see how it looks and sounds. Where did they come from and where does the flock go from here?

Silo 468 in Kruunuvuorenranta will house the spatial work of art Ipnos – lintujen kuiske (Ipnos – whisper of birds) for three days from 7 to 9 October. The work can be experienced every day from 17:00 to 22:00.

The birds are released by sound and light towards the embrace of the urban sky in a dream world built into an old oil silo, where the laws of physics differ from the outside world.

Ipnos is the finale of the Siilo soi (Silo sings) trilogy, which has brought not only light but also sound to the Silo 468 landscape work in Kruunuvuorenranta in two previous autumns. The series originated from the pandemic-driven need to bring art outdoors to be enjoyed safely.

10 years of Silo 468 and Kruunuvuorenranta

Ipnos is also a celebration of the 10th anniversary of Silo 468, which was originally created in 2012 to mark Helsinki’s year as the World Design Capital. From the start, the lights of the work have symbolised a flock of birds changing direction with the wind.

The Kruunuvuorenranta district has also undergone a major transformation over the past decade. More than 5,000 people have already found a home in the district that sprung up from nothing, and the construction of the first rails for the Kruunusillat tramway began earlier this year. In the next ten years, the district will be completed and more closely connected to the city centre when rail transport begins in 2027.

Ferry from the city centre to the oil tank

This year, you can also travel to see and hear the work from the city centre by ferry. The ferry goes from the Market Square to the oil silo in Kruunuvuorenranta and back Friday to Sunday 7–9 October between 16:00 and 22:00. Additional information, schedule and ticket prices can be found on the JT-Lines website at:

Access to the oil silo by other means of transport

In terms of public transport, bus line 88 from the Herttoniemi metro station takes you nearest to the oil silo in Kruunuvuorenranta. The nearest stop is on Koirasaarentie (H4695 Haakoninlahdenkatu), which is about 800 m from the oil silo along Saaristolaivastonkatu. That is also the nearest city bike station.

For those arriving by car, there is ample parking space on the street near the oil silo.

There is a public toilet in the vicinity of the work.

Read more about the work and silo here:

– whisper of birds

Silo 468, Fri–Sun 7–9 October 2022 17:00–22:00

Sound design & composition: Aki Päivärinne

Light design: Jari Vuorinen
Curation: Ilkka Paloniemi
Assistant: Saana Ott/VÄS (Theatre Academy, Department of Lighting and Sound Design)

Photo: Lauri Rotko

The article
was published on 28 September and updated on 5 October and 7 October.