Within a few years there has been around 50 Vieno Motors performances and 36 participating artists. In the show with Iittala, the way to involve the audience was to create wearable pieces directly on the participants as well as putting together arrangements using Iittala vases.
"In the anarko-florist way of seeing the world, materials in different stages of development are equal. Flowers represent material in full bloom, while old electric wires or other waste represent material past its heyday. In our time we are often presented with a clean outcome, and often we forget that the result of working with physical matter creates a bit of a mess and this mess is an inseparable part of the work.
In the collaboration with Iittala we used plaster with the vases to create a base for the flowers, and it worked really well in the performance to be mixing and pouring the plaster. We have also noticed that including all kinds of materials in the vases with the flowers makes everything look as if indeed they were flowers in their own right."
In instructing the participating artists Ilona’s advice is: "Use the courage you use in approaching any other artistic endeavour utilising your specific visual skill set." As a result, all the anarko-florist performances have their own unique energy, and the flowers take form in visual arrangements like no other.