Next episode. by Henna Lapinlampi

White canvas waiting for some traces! 


Last weekend of April we had Art Orienteering at Hiedanranta. Artists open their studios for people. I also made my Traces of Hooping- work in progress. 


With Antti Karvonen, who played saxophone  

With Antti Karvonen, who played saxophone  

Improvisation was the key word. I really enjoy to work with Antti. 


Audience draw me some move suggests..

so this was my choreography for performance.

so this was my choreography for performance.



Follow the rules. Forget about the rules. by Henna Lapinlampi

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Last post I promise to make another post about these "moving drawings" or how do you wanna call them. . Drawings who dance!

I told that it´s been fun but also sometimes hard.

In this post I wanna open more why it´s been both sides. Well usually everything have both sides, ying yang etc....

I ask. I got it.  First of it, I like to challenge myself. I´m curious how other way we can do things that it´s "normally" done. I kind of hate when someone said "we´ve always been doing this way, so that´s how we do it" even I use that phrase too..sometimes, but will try not to.. :)

So when I put the sign in my studio :


I thought maybe few person will do that..or no one. But luckily I got around 50 drawings (or writings). I was happily surprised! :)



So I promise I will start making these moves or scores on Instagram first ( and later using them to build act or something) That´s how I start my @soundofhoops account..and later I started to publish more from this concept. ( yes, Traces of Hooping it´s a whole thing )

I started to make in 10 pictures periods. Every day one move. 

I was excited to start, it was like a game from childhood!! 

Okay, so I pick up the first picture that was calling to me..and so on and on..same idea.

I was full of creativity and felt inspired. But more I did, some struggles I had ;)

I MADE THE RULES. Yes, so why did I start to put these things in my head (it have to be totally something new, it have to be interesting it have to unseen...HAVE TO BE...!! )

What I needed to do first was FORGET ABOUT THE RULES. I made the rules so I can always change them!! Don´t think it´s have to be something, cos it´s already is something. It´s already comes from outside of the box ( or sometimes it was like a box, the shape :D) But it´s already is new way to think about how to move (for you) and that is enough..



Fresh start. After I realise there are no rules in this game I could start again. It´s about freedom to see things in your way and freedom to do it in your way. It´s funny how our mind works..

But some pictures were easier and more juicy, some were maybe challeging. . And I want to tell story about challenge one :)

This one!

( Special thanks for you who made this!! )


Tetris was one of the favorite games in my childhood. So I pick up this picture many times and I just could not see any moves or do any moves, I freeze so many times.

Last week I had a session with other artists and I tell them about this project and ask how they would feel to working through drawings. We had really nice chat and one of the things came up was that how about using feelings. What feeling particular drawing will give and put that feeling in to your movement. That was good point of view.

And other point of view came to me last Saturday, Space, ( even this is not new to me but through drawings I have not really think about it), I went to film by the lake and there was floating garden. And that was my Tetris. 

And it look like this:


Again..forget about the rules. And start to go outside of the box :D

I think in this method there are more + than - Just have to let go and follow the pictures, feelings, space, instinct.. It has give me so much new perspective to my own work and again I feel much more inspiring. And I will share this method with others too,for up coming workshops..

Thank you everyone who have share their creativity. And thanks for everyone who have share their thoughts. I will research more.

AND NOW, YOU wanna BE  PART of THIS AWESOMENESS? contact me and I will tell you more!

Thanks for reading :*


Game to play by Henna Lapinlampi

so May 2017 I had my first appearance with Traces of Hooping // Sound of Creating

it was a first step to this concept.



I was not quite sure where it will go ( still not sure :) ) but slowly it taking it shape.

At the firs event Kartanoise, I asked people to draw or write me a move or score and I got around 50 picture. 

I try them out, film small videos to my Instagram account @soundofhoops

and after that I have start to get these drawings from people around the world. 

it’s really fun and mind blowing but sometimes hard too.  

I will make own post of it but I need to share this one particular one. It’s made by my friend and colleague Emma Kenna, who visit here in Finland this January.

in this picture, there is so many levels how you can read, see or move it, that  only one video can’t be enough. Actually I could do whole performance about it :D

but that’s the fun part, person who make a picture can use their creativity and I can read it my way.

win win!! 

but here is video 

and later will write more about this game. Stay tuned 🖤 






In my mind by Henna Lapinlampi

at the moment my main focus is to create live performance for Traces of Hooping // Sound of Creating.

This week I’m spending my time in Sirkus Faktori’s artist recidency here in Tampere, Finland.

Today I tested new material and my ideas coming more clear.  What kind of materials I wanna use.

My performance will slowly getting somewhere.. slowly.

I see it will build from layers. Softly. 

I have another recidency period this year, then I’m more wiser again :) 


so this is what’s going on at the mo, just in case if you are interested 😘 




Experimental painting by Henna Lapinlampi

Last Sunday I went to see exhibition at Sara Hildén Museum and I was so inspired from the colors  I saw. 


so I went to my studio and had a fun sesh with exploring hoops and painting.. just a start but I find it interesting how my hand work when try to balance something on your forehead.



I tried with water colors and with pencils.


Results 😄  ..should try to turn these pictures for movements!!


Let’s explore and learn new things! 



Art orienteering at Tampere // Open Studio by Henna Lapinlampi


Open Studio 11am-5pm

@Lielahden Kartano, second floor, room 205


Traces of Hooping 🖤 

Traces of Hooping 🖤 

Come see my latest work, leave your movement idea for me, use your imagination, let’s chit-chat about art and life 💙



🌸 Henna Matanuska

Story paintings by Henna Lapinlampi



Every painting tells a story.




From artist to explorer. To get some inspiration for everyday movements. 


OOOPS! There is fish in your forehead

These paintings are already have a new home but more to come... 


🖤 Henna Matanuska