Eero Helle: EQ

A monumental work exploring values, individual experience and the interpretation of concepts.

Eero Helle’s monumental work EQ explores how people’s values and the understanding of them are shaped. The work challenges us to examine how individuals experience and interpret certain concepts, often strongly shaped by socially accepted notions.  

The light structures in the work depict individuals who form a cohesive whole despite being of different lengths. Depending on where and from how far away the viewer looks at the work, it can appear to be changing and lead to different interpretations.  

The artist seeks to raise questions: what do the concepts that refer to the title of the work mean to the individual viewer, and through what perspective does the viewer interpret the concepts of the work as they look at it? 

Light sources, materials and equipment used:
LED strip (white, 5600K) and Multibeam aluminium structures.

Dimensions of the work, approximately: 
Width 20 x 20 m, height 5 m. The size is scalable and can be adjusted.

Electricity consumption:
Power current (specification).

Does the artwork use sound?
No sound.

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

Structures, hardware or other equipment needed from the client:

Minimum height of the space:

Minimum square meters of the space:

Requirements for the space: darkness, temperature, colouring (light / dark / specific colour / other) etc.:
The darker the better.

Building time and people required (estimate):
3 days, required people depends on the size of the monument.

Artist's presence:
Artist or their representative must be present during building.

Seen before at:
Lux Helsinki light festival, Helsinki 2024


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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