the Snow Show...

"The Morphic Excess of the Natural - Crystal and Archaic Theatre".

The Snow Show was a unique International exhibition in Finnish Lapland in 2004 of installations made out of ice and snow. In commissioning these ephemeral structures, curator Luns Fung initiated collaborations between some of the world's leading architects and artists, including Zaha Hadid + Cai Guo-Qiang, Tadao Ando + Tatsuo Miyajima, Dilleer-Scofidio + John Rollof, Future Systems + Anish Kapoor, Hollmen-Reuter-Sandman + Robert Bary, Atara Isozaki + Yoko Ono, Morphosis + Do-ho Suh, and Ocean North + Ernesto Neto, etc.

The Archaic Theatre is a morphic principle of collectiveness and performance. It extends and animates the landscape like snow does.

Roula Kotsilati was member of the Anamorphosis Architects team for the design of the project, which was presented in collaboration with the astist Eva Rothschild in Kemi. Selected photos and models of the project were presented at the UNESCO Snow Show preview exhibition, Palazzo Zorzi, Venice Biennale.


built area : 100sqm

location : Kemi, Finland

project status : 2004, Completed

collaborators : Anamorphosis Architects