Anu Raatikainen: Myria I ja II

Two steel sculptures emitting light, can be hanged on the wall or placed on the ground, 2021

Myria I and Myria II are two insect or vertebrae like creatures made out of steel, who´s gaze is visible light. The sculptures, combining influences from scifi and natural science imagery are reaching towards nature as semi-dystopian and techno-romantic life forms. They could be seen as industrial and post-modernist shadow material, which feed on electricity or maybe new forms of life that try to reflect nature but succeed in it only in an estranged way.

The two sculptures create ambient lighting and can be hanged on the wall or on the ground. Their extension chords that are bringing them electricity, are part of the sculptures and can be curved in shapes as seen in the pictures.

Which kind of light sources and what other materials and equipment are used?
Led-spots, welded and sanded steel, extension chord, cable tie.

Please provide the dimensions of the work. Approximate size will do. Please mention if the work can be adjusted. (width-height-depth):
Two sculptures: ~200x3ox20cm, ~150x30x20cm

Electricity consumption:
Standard mains current (10A/16A).

Does the artwork use sound?
No sound.

Support and other structures:
The work includes all the necessary structures.

Minimum height of the space:
1,5 m

Minimum square meters of the space:

Requirements for the space: darkness, temperature, colouring (light / dark / specific colour / other) etc.:
Dark, dim, ambient.

Building time and people required (estimate):

Artist's presence:
Guidance can be provided for building.

Seen before at:
Geminal, Oksasenkatu 11, Helsinki, 2021


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

Producer: Annukka Ketola
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