EKKU PELTOMÄKI: Blue Crosses– a symphony of light

Blue crosses is a choreography of light to music, 1988

Blue crosses is a choreography of light to music. Lighting is implemented using lasers, moving lights and traditional theatrical lighting as well as lighting effects.

Music: Jean Sibelius/Vladimir Ashkenazy/Philharmonia

Orchestra: Karelia Suite, opus 11, Alla marcia.

Duration 4 minutes, 30 seconds.

World premiere at Retretti Art Centre in 1988.

Dimensions of the work:

Spaces suitable for exhibiting the work:
Outdoors, Outdoors, under a roof, Cold space (eg. a shed, a silo etc.), Semi-heated space, Heated space

Work’s durability:

Sub-zero temperatures, Rain, Humidity

Indoor work, requirements for the space

fully dark

Colouring requirements:


Electricity consumption:

Power current (specification)

Support and other structures:

The work includes all the necessary structures

Required technology:



loud sound

Minimum height of the space: 

4 meters

Minimum square meters of the space: 


Building time and people required (estimate): 

12 h, 4 men

Artist's presence: 

Artist or their representative must be present during building
On-site building:
Built on-site


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

Producer: Annukka Ketola
+358 40 735 3972

Mia Kivinen / mia.kivinen@valotaiteenseura.fi
Anna Björklund / anna.bjorklund@valotaiteenseura.fi

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