A large-scale architectural installation that reinvents the Finnish sauna, Techno Sauna will showcase videos and performances by artists and DJs from Ottawa and Montréal while offering a steam sauna and hot & cold tubs in the SAW Courtyard.
Artists and performers: Lesley666 (Ottawa), Hua Li (Montréal), Matt Miwa (Ottawa), Chris Payne (Ottawa), Tyler Reekie (Gatineau) and Versa (Ottawa)
A large-scale media-based architectural installation that reinvents the Finnish sauna for Ottawa-Gatineau residents and visitors over the course of one night, Techno Sauna will showcase videos, sound works and performances by artists and DJs from Ottawa-Gatineau and Montréal while offering a functioning steam sauna, hot tub and cold pool in the SAW Outdoor Courtyard. Presented by Galerie SAW Gallery in collaboration with the Downtown Rideau BIA and the Embassy of Finland, Techno Sauna will include a special Finnish bar menu and feature non-stop beats until the first morning light.
Family time: 7PM – 9PM (bathing suits mandatory; towels and lockers provided)
19+ hours: 9PM – 4AM (clothing optional; towels and lockers provided)
Featuring fourteen artists spanning many generations, BIG BANG is an unprecedented survey exhibition showcasing large-scale works and new commissions by artists hailing from or currently based in the national capital region.
Free traditional Finnish breakfast: 4AM – 5AM