Ilkka Paloniemi: Space Scanning

A laser-based work, which reveals histories and stories of spaces.

Space Scanning outlines the contours of space by red and green lasers, which chase each other like in a horological marathon. The work creates a clockwork-like sound, revealing the histories and stories of the space. 

Light sources, materials, and equipment:  
Lasers, electrical motor.

Dimensions of the work, approximately (width-height-depth): 
Height 1000 mm, width 300 mm, depth 300 mm.

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

Does the artwork use sound?
Ambient 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:
2 m2

Requirements for the space: darkness, temperature, colouring (light / dark / specific colour / other) etc.:
Very dark and silent, preferable space with history and stories.

Building time and people required (estimate):
1 hour by artist.

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

Seen before at:
Flash2 - Eyes wide open Suomenlinna, Helsinki, 2019. Valon Haihatus, Joutsa, 2019.


BLAF Best of Light Art in Finland
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