Sun and Sea

One of the performative works at ARS22 will be Sun and Sea. Commenting on the current climate crisis, the immersive operatic work won the Golden Lion for the best pavilion at the Venice Biennale in summer 2019.

  • 10.8.–14.8.2022
  • 17.8.–21.8.2022
  • 24.8.–28.8.2022
Merikaapelihalli, The Cable Factory

Songs of the climate crisis

The opera takes place on an artificial beach where sunbathers share stories and thoughts by singing. The main theme of the opera is a concern for climate change.

The performance can be viewed from balconies above the stage.


Rugile Barzdziukaite, Vaiva Grainyte ja Lina Lapelyte.


Organised jointly by Kiasma, Helsinki Festival and Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation.