Artist Collective Kunst: Near Zero

Near Zero is a black hole and a spatial installation that resonates with the space, 2021

Near Zero (2021) is painted with all-light-absorbing Black 3.0. Near Zero plays with the physically perceptible. The work includes a soundscape.

Direct perception of a black hole is difficult. It can only be identified by the impact it has on its environment. Near Zero plays with the physically perceptible. According to Gestalt psychology human recognize elements and objects that are already familiar from the outline.

The work is constructed of a piping system and painted with all-light-absorbing Black 3.0 and it seems to penetrate into the structures. Near Zero includes a soundscape that affirm spatial experiment.

Material of the artwork
Groceries, UV light, tableware, non-alcoholic tonic water.

Dimensions of the artwork:
From 5 to 40 meter (pipe)

Requirements for the space:
Darkness, dusk, little light

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

Support and other structures:
Depending of the space the work may need support structures, hanging points, or similar.

Required technology:
Wall, floor and/or ceiling mounting accessories: screws and plugs

Ambient sound

Minimum height of the space:
No limits

Minimum square meters of the space:
1 m2

Building time and people required (estimate):
Depends on the scale: min 4 h, 1-2 person

Artist's presence:
Guidance can be provided for building

On-site building:
Assembled on-site

Seen before in:
Material Light exhibition in Helsinki, Finland




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

Producer: Annukka Ketola
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