Jere Suontausta: Imponderabilia

Found objects with self-built custom LED circuits.

Imponderabilia is a series of sculptural light artworks, a viewpoint and an artistic practice. The works share a common non-rational artistic process, consisting of happy accidents, some found materials and heaps of stumbling-upon.  

This version of Imponderabilia consists of five works, created in 2022 and 2023. The work will expand further in the future. The self-built LED circuits installed inside the sculptures bring forth hidden material, reflective and optical qualities of the curious objects of which the artworks are assembled from. The end result can also be interpreted as a way of painting: the surrounding space is a canvas, the sculpture is a brush and light is the paint.  

Imponderabilia examines non-understanding and presents certain moments as still images and objects, compressed from the ever-emergent processes. As the stream of possibilities flows, every now and then an artwork may surface, or get caught into a rake that just happened to be there. “Maybe the inability to fully comprehend the birth of an idea is, in the end, what makes it endlessly inspiring. It might not be entirely wise to declare that understanding, by itself, would be somehow categorically harmful – but to be able to put it aside, to successfully evade the process of understanding and focus on embracing irrationality instead would seem to introduce us to someone we didn’t know was possible to meet in the first place.” 

Light sources, other materials and equipment used:
Found objects, self-built custom LED circuits.

Dimensions of the work, approximately:
Size adjustable - the series can be displayed as whole or by selecting only certain parts of it.

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

Does the artwork use sound?
No sound.

Support and other structures:
The work includes all the necessary structures.

Structures, hardware or other equipment needed from the client:
Light-coloured wall to install the sculptures to (either screw or nails).

Minimum height of the space:

Minimum square meters of the space:

Requirements for the space: darkness, temperature, colouring (light / dark / specific colour / other) etc.:
Darkness or at least moderate darkness.

Building time and people required (estimate):
1 day of building.

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

Seen before at:
Imponderabilia, Asbestos Arts Space 2023


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