Artist Steve Maher’s Heavy Metal Detector on Tour, Thursday October 20th in Lappeenranta
– Come along for a city walk around the Lappeenranta fortress with a metal detector.










Picture: Anastasia Artemeva

Join Steve Maher for his Heavy Metal Detector city walk around the Lappeenranta fortress area on Thursday, October 20th. The walks start at 2pm and 5pm in front of the Lappeenranta Art Museum (Kristiinankatu 8-10, Lappeenranta).

The Heavy Metal Detector walk studies the environment with the aid of the artist’s ”modified” metal detector. Instead of the warning beep of a common metal detector, metallic objects or elements found in the area will ring out with Lappeenranta and other Finnish heavy metal music when detected. Come join us in discovering what and how the metal soundscape of Lappeenranta resonates!

The city walks are free of charge but the number of participants is limited, so please reserve your place beforehand at:, by telephone 050-3053540 or by sending an email message to info(a)  The duration of the tour is about 1- 1.5 hours.

The Heavy Metal Detector project was produced by the m-cult ry in collaboration with Steve Maher. The project was created during the m-cult communal media-art residency in the spring of 2016. The residency programme is part of the Collaborative Arts Partnership network and the Helsinki Cultural Centre’s Helsinki model pilot project.

Heavy Metal Detector on Tour is visiting Lapeenranta as part of the mini tour projects organized by Live Herring ry, supported by the Arts Promotion Centre and the Finnish Audiovisual Arts Council. Kaakon Taide works as project’s regional co-operative body in Lappeenranta. The Live Herring mini tour series is produced as part of the Mediataide kartalle project which is supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation. Following Lappeenranta, the tours continue to Kajaani where a city walk is scheduled for October 30th.

More information about the Heavy Metal Detector project:



Soile Ollikainen
Project Coordinator; Mediataide kartalle -project
Live Herring ry
tel. 050-3053540