FINLANDIA – a symphony of light
Music: Jean Sibelius/Neeme Järvi /Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra: FINLANDIA, op. 26
Duration 8 minutes, 45 seconds.
World premiere at Retretti Art Centre in 1989.
FINLANDIA on is a choreography of light to music. Lighting is implemented using moving lights and traditional theatrical lighting as well as lighting effects.
EXHIBITIONS Lighting of sculptures by Olavi Lanu (Retretti Art Centre caves, 1983), Siniristit “Blue Crosses on White” (Retretti Art Centre, 1988), Finlandia and Elämänvirta “Stream of life” (Retretti Art Centre, 1989), Valkoinen Fantasia “White fantasy” (Tytyri Mine Museum, 1995), Valon Juhlaa “Celebration of light” (Tytyri Mine Museum, 1996), Finlandia (Tytyri Mine Museum, 2002), Ekku Peltomäki: Valoteoksia “Works of light” 2003 (Tytyri Mine Museum, 2003), Myrsky Oratorio " Storm Oratorio" (Tytyri Mine Museum, 2006 ) etc.
Dimensions of the work:
Outdoor: square, Indoor: 15x5x33 meters minimum
Spaces suitable for exhibiting the work:
Outdoors, Outdoors under a roof
General weather conditions
Requirements for the space:
dark coloured / after sunset
Standard mains current (10A/16A), Power current (specification)
Support and other structures:
The work includes all the necessary structures
Minimum height of the space:
Minimum square meters of the space:
Building time and people required (estimate):
Artist or their representative must be present during building
BLAF Best of Light Art in Finland
is hosted by
Finnish Light Art Society FLASH
Producer: Annukka Ketola
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