Three rocks have been painted yellow, red and blue. They will be juggled from the top to the bottom of Suonionkatu, from the Park to Kallio Church. The Park is usually known as the Rocks, but let’s call it the Park to avoid confusion. 

The juggling will begin at 8.46 am on the Winter Solstice, Monday 21 December 2020, and end at noon when the Church bells ring out. The entire Act will thus last a Pythagorean 3 hours 14 minutes.

Synchronicity being what it is, Jupiter, Saturn and our third-stone Earth will be aligning in space at this time in their closest encounter since 1623. Wheels within wheels, and so on.

The Juggler will begin at the Park with all three rocks. He will put one down and carry the other two up the hill to the Church, where he will leave one and carry the other rock back to the Park, swap it for the one he left, climb the hill and exchange it for the one at the Church. In this way he will continue to juggle the rocks back and forth, up and down the hill.

When the bells toll Sibelius at noon, the rock that The Juggler happens to be carrying will be declared the 2021 Rock of the Year. 

The Juggler will attempt to remain impartial, and walk at an even pace throughout.


Kevin Pollard was there with his camera


James Firth wrote a song


Juli Foos made a painting while the rocks were being juggled


Don Kong painted Kallio Church in yellow, blue and red
These were gifted to Don McCracken, Kevin Pollard and Huss Stuart
The work is a triptych despite any physical distance
One of these paintings is on display in Musta Kissa
Which one depends on which rock is the Rock of the Year
In 2021 it is blue.

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