Alexander Salvesen: Light And Shadow of Fundamental Interactions

An collection of 5 artworks interested in the fundamental physical interactions, 2018

Light and Shadow of Fundamental Interactions is a collection of 5 artworks that deal with the thematics of space and forces that act all around us. The artworks navigates through the delicate harmony between coloured filters, glass reflections and analog projectors creating a structure of three dimensionality and space on a seemingly two dimensional surface. The exhibition flirts with the relationship between heavenly bodies, reflects on the forces in the universe, and thus on the place of the viewer in a universe which scale is totally incomprehensible to us humans. The exhibition consists in total of 11 overhead projections spread across a large space that can be exhibited together or separately in smaller groups. Works in the series: Gravity I-II (2017) Orbit I-III (2018) Attractor I-II (2018) Black Hole I-III (2018) Cosmos (2018) The fundamental interactions, also known as the fundamental forces, are in physics any of the four basic forces, gravitational, electromagnetic, and strong and weak forces. These forces govern how particles and objects interact and decay, and make up the basic building blocks of all interactions we know of in the universe.

Indoor work, requirements for the space: 

Dark, normal room temperature

Electricity consumption:

Standard mains current (10A/16A)

Support and other structures: 

The work needs support structures, hanging points, or similar

Please state which structures, hardware or other equipment is needed from the client:

Hanging structure and rigging equipement (eg. Reutlinger) for wooden board, cables

Does the artwork use sound:

No sound.

Minimum height of the space:


Minimum square meters of the space:


Building time and people required (estimate):

1-2 days 1person + artist

Artist's presence:

Artist or their representative must be present during building

Which kind of light sources and what other materials and equipment are used?

Overhead projectors, glass, colour filters, wooden boards


BLAF Best of Light Art in Finland
is hosted by
Finnish Light Art Society FLASH

Producer: Annukka Ketola
+358 40 735 3972

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