Broas & Nyberg: Ljuslunga

A breathing light sculpture portraying life's fragility.

The slowly breathing light sculpture Ljuslunga is a gentle depiction of abandonment and the beauty of death. Ljuslunga is a kind of artificial lung that reflects being on the verge of death  – a time where the question of the end and its expectation is present. Ljuslunga is thematically positioned between life and death. Breath is the body’s automatic way to regulate life and is present until the last moments of life. The work invites the experiencer to settle down and calm down, but at the same time it tells the story of stagnation and giving up. 

Light sources, materials, and equipment:  
Modified propagation light (Starlight 4x55 W), LED-strips, PEVA, microcontroller, electrical components, mirror.

Dimensions of the work, approximately (width-height-depth): 
Approx. W 50 cm x L 80 cm x H 20 cm.

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.

Structures, hardware or other equipment is needed from the client:
The base mirror should always be solved and discussed separately depending on the context. In the case of the work being sent to the client, the mirror should always be provided by the client.

Minimum height of the space:
Approx. 3 m.

Minimum square meters of the space:
Minimum space about 4 m x 4 m. It should be possible to look at the piece from all directions.

Requirements for the space: darkness, temperature, colouring (light / dark / specific colour / other) etc.:
No requirements.

Building time and people required (estimate):
2-3 h, 1 person.

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

Seen before at:
FLASH3 - Valo ja kuolema, Helsinki, 2021


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

Producer: Annukka Ketola
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