Irina Pått: 7 Dancers

The works are designed for both public and private buildings, improving acoustics and bringing comfort and warmth to these spaces.

The works are designed for both public and private buildings, improving acoustics and bringing comfort and warmth to these spaces. The striped layers of sheets have been produced by a milling technology. The dominant feature of the works is the hollow form, reminiscent of giant Ice Age cauldrons that can be found in the Finnish countryside. Dance is not one of the most common topics in Finnish design, so visualizing it has involved applying its own language of expression. Wood is a valued material due to its ecological and recyclable properties. Eco-friendliness is considered one of the most important benefits for the use of wood in buildings - as a solution to indoor air problems, amenity (comfort), small carbon footprint, sound attenuation and healthiness. Products made of wood are made to last for generations.

Dance and movement have always played important parts in Irina Pått's life, and it is from these elements that she draws inspiration for her new lightworks. The reliefs are carved out of plywood, creating a three-dimensional space for the delicate line of light moving organically through the works. Pått still vividly remembers the first neon lights in Helsinki appearing on the Lasipalatsi building in the 1950's. They made a huge impact on her, and the artist’s work can be seen as paying a tribute to new ways of using light. She has been experimenting with different light techniques during her whole artistic career. Irina Pått lives and works in Helsinki. (Fanny Tavastila, Visual Artist, Curator of Longing exhibition)

Which kind of light sources and what other materials and equipment are used?
LIGHTS OF THE WORKS: LED Osram Back LED L Plus, duration about 50.000 hours; Birch Plywood.

Please provide the dimensions of the work. Approximate size will do. Please mention if the work can be adjusted. (width-height-depth):
110 x 110 x 10 cm

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:
Cables for hanging against wall, or screws on the wall.

Minimum height of the space:
200 cm

Minimum square meters of the space:
200 x 200 cm

Requirements for the space: darkness, temperature, colouring (light / dark / specific colour / other) etc.:
+80 to -30 degrees C (In sauna fittingrooms or covered outdoor space)/ dark.

Building time and people required (estimate):
2h, 3 persons.

Artist's presence:
Guidance can be provided for building.

Seen before at:
Magic of Dance, Helsinki, 2021-22; Lègère comme une Plume, Sipoo, 2021; Dansant, Helsinki,2021; Longing, Porvoo, 2022, LUX-HELSINKI- Dancing in the Dark,2022; Golden Wood, Helsinki 2023


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