• Sakari Tervo ja Juho Taavitsainen
  • Peter and the wolf
  • Peter and the wolf
  • Peter and the wolf

Juho Taavitsainen, Sakari Tervo


Viiskulma 11.7.-29.7.2012

“Peter and the Wolf” is based on Sergei Prokofiev’s 1936 composition Peter and the Wolf that tells the story of Peter who catches a wolf and takes it to a zoo in a victory parade. The exhibition takes its starting point from the Peter and the Wolf story, but then continues on its own path.

The video is dominated by longing for the past and hopeful optimism has been replaced by resigned melancholy. The piece creates a world where a socially secluded person can only see one’s own past on the horizon.

“Peter and the Wolf” is artist Sakari Tervo and composer Juho Taavitsainen’s fourth video installation.

“The first time I met Peter was when I was in third grade. I was outside and saw a massive crowd in the school yard. I went closer and saw that Peter was there in the middle holding a thousand-mark bill and a revolver!”


Contact person:
Sakari Tervo
Tel. +358 (0)44 313 1285

The exhibition has been supported by
Arts Council of Helsinki Metropolitan Region