Ilkka Paloniemi: Juntta

A construction site themed installation with a pile driver machine and pile made out of light. A statement that culture and art should be pile driven to a deep foundation in our society.

Juntta is a part of a series of light art installations with the concept "light and heavy machinery". The work consists of a pile made out of light and a pile driver; a heavy-duty tool used to drive piles into the earth.

The work has been exhibited by the City of Turku. The pile is 400 x 400 mm in width and depth, and almost 8 meters in height. The height was defined by the age of Turku city, 782 years in 2011, which transfers to 782 mm. 

Which kind of light sources and what other materials and equipment are used?
Fluorecent tubes, polycarbonate box, steel chassis, pile driver.

Please provide the dimensions of the work. Approximate size will do. Please mention if the work can be adjusted. (width-height-depth):
400 x 400 x 5000 mm

Please provide the dimensions of the work for mailing / sending. Approximate size will do:
500 x 500 x 5200 mm

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

Does the artwork use sound?
No sound.

Support and other structures:
The work needs support structures, hanging points, or similar.

Please state which structures, hardware or other equipment is needed from the client:
A pile driver, the pile of light must be rebuild.

Minimum height of the space:
Outdoors, heiht of the pile drive, 15 m mayhaps.

Minimum square meters of the space:
100m2 for whole installation.

Requirements for the space: darkness, temperature, colouring (light / dark / specific colour / other) etc.:
It can be outdoors in any weather.

Building time and people required (estimate):
4 people 2 hours.

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

Seen before at:
Commisioned installation in Turku 2011 European Cultural Capital opening


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