Sauna Obscura – a Sauna and a Camera in Turku Archipelago Landscape
The so called Camera Obscura phenomenon occurs on the floating sauna designed by the artist Heidi Lunabba. Sauna Obscura is a sauna raft where you can have a sauna inside a camera. The summery landscape will be projected on the walls of the sauna and on the skin of the bathers. The borderlines between one’s own body and the environment as well as the indoor space and the outdoor space will become dim.
Instead of storing images for the future generations, Sauna Obscura will produce unique and live pictures for those who are in the sauna. It is possible to experience the sense of a landscape in a new way in the Sauna Obscura. The visitors reach the sauna by means of a rowing boat.
Sauna Obscura open Mon-Sun at 1 pm–6 pm
during 1 June–28 August 2011 (closed 24–26 June and 8–10 July 2011)
Common sauna shifts daily at 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm
The rent for the whole sauna (50 minutes) 100 € (+ possible handling charges)
(a maximum of 10 persons/shift)
Tickets for private sauna shifts can be bought via Lippupiste, www.lippu.fi.
Common sauna shifts: Single tickets for common sauna shifts can be bought at the Museum Centre of Turku’s museums during the opening hours of the ticket office and from Ruissalo at the shop of Ruissalo Camping.
- Tickets for common sauna shifts (bought at the Museum Centre of Turku’s museums):
Sauna ticket 10 €/person (sauna shifts 50 minutes)
unemployed, children under the age of 12, students, pensioners 6 €/person
- Tickets for common sauna shifts (bought at Ruissalo Camping):
Sauna ticket 12 €/person (sauna shifts 50 minutes)
unemployed, children under the age of 12, students, pensioners 8 €/person
Location: The beach of Saaronniemi in Ruissalo
Bus line 8 from Turku Market Square
The landscape outside the sauna is projected on to the walls.
Picture: Heidi Lunabba
The visitors reach the sauna raft by means of a rowing boat.
Picture: Heidi Lunabba
Bring your own towel and a swimsuit! Sauna Obscura is located close to the Saaronniemi beach and the visitors may use the shower which is on the beach. For environmental reasons people must wash themselves without shampoo or other washing products.
Look at also the other sauna rules.
The Museum Centre of Turku is responsible for turning up the heat.
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