In this special long workshop with artists Pekka and Teija Isoryättyä, known for their work with interactive moving sculptures, we’ll create imaginary cyborg superheroes and hybrid animals by combining modelling clay and LEGO Technics, and imagine the possibilities to bring new technological improvements to the living world.

All participants will be directly individually, and duration will be 1-4 hours, based on the concentration and inspiration of our participants.

This event is open to children ages 5+.


About the Artists

Pekka and Teija Isorättyä were both born in 1980 in Tornio, Finland. They met at kindergarten and later studied at Aalto University where they pursued Masters of Arts in 2010. The couple has lived and worked all around the world – Japan, Mexico, Europe. The Isorättyäs previously ran the art space Invalid Robot Factory in Berlin until 2013.

They have held residencies at Gängeviertel of Hamburg, C.A.P Kobe in Japan and the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York, and have exhibited internationally at a number of galleries, museums, and institutions, including Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki, Kobe studios, Japan, Finland Institute in Deutschland, Berlin; and most recently at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki where they had been nominated for the 2017 Ars Fennica Award. Their son Lisakki (born 2015) is also a large inspiration on their work and accompanies them on their travels.



Mermaid, 2015. Electro-mechanical sculpture. Tuna skin, wood, water pumps, electronics, plastic tubes and bottles. Photo by Juha Åman


SAT—June 2—11 AM

Ages 5+
$25 ($20 for ASF Members)