Media-artist and photographer Kai Kuntola (b. 1959) is a contemporary artist, who likes to utilize the possibilities provided by modern technology. He started to take photographs and film movies already in his early teens, and has always been keen to try new things.
In 2011 Kuntola's multimedia exhibition about the mythology in Kalevala got a lot of attention and interest because of its novel and unforeseen approach to the subject.
This is Lake Saimaa Calling is a kind of a continuum to that exhibition. The brave and groundbreaking way to use photographs and videos is typical for the artist.
"Through my photographs and videos I want to make people think about the themes I have chosen. I believe that through my work, with the possibilities that art provides me, I am able to make an impact."
Kai Kuntola has photographed his own surroundings and its details at Lake Saimaa using a Nokia N8 mobile phone. The exhibition includes both photographs and video installations filmed with the same camera.
Kai Kuntola works for Pitlane Oy Production Company and has worked on documentaries, tv-productions abd advertisements.