The exhibition was put together by Tampere Museum of Contemporary Art and the local energy company Tampereen Sähköverkko Oy. There are 20 works of art on display, and I decide to walk a full circle following them, and not stroll by numbers. First I encounter Sanna Kauppinen's photograph with a maiden disguising herself behind birch bark, then study a black and white drawing by Kristian Tuomainen the glossy surface of which is tinted by the reflections of coloured city lights.
46th Tampere Illuminations which runs until early 2012.
After the bus stops bathing in blue light at Keskustori square, I take a left to Aleksis Kivi street. If you know Finnish language, don't forget to look about you to read the texts on the pavement, a work of art commemorating major Finnish writers who lived in Tampere.
When I reach Laukontori market square, I am confused. Where is number 10, by Janne Laine? Oh no, another renovation work going on... The electricity distribution cabinet is covered behind a tarpaulin, like most of the building. Well, it won't be hidden for ever - I can see it another time.
Halfway of the artistic walk, I arrive at the long Hämeenpuisto park which hosts two pieces of art as part of this project, but there are many more besides. There is Tessa Ojala's tender photograph In Granny's shoes but I wonder what is worrying Hannamari Matikainen's Raven who seems a bit downcast. A few more steps, and I am at Kauppakatu street, where my first thought is that Petri Niemelä is displaying a misty photograph of an iron bridge, but is it so really...