Jere Suontausta: Sädesade

405 nanometres of sci-fi and a longing for cosmic beauty, 2017

Sädesade is 405 nanometres of science fiction, a longing for cosmic beauty and a beckoning for Mother Earth.

The artwork sparked from a curiosity towards the idea of raining light – as if the light rays would fall like waterdrops. Via some experiments with laser and gravity-based water system, this has now been proved a very plausible scenario.

The pitch black environment, purple lasers and the meditative, organically generative rhythm and sound of the waterdrops create a space, where time bends by a little.

Which kind of light sources and what other materials and equipment are used?
Laser, water

Please provide the dimensions of the work. Approximate size will do. Please mention if the work can be adjusted. (width-height-depth):
Scalable; original size 500cm x 250cm x 900cm

Requirements for the space: darkness, temperature, colouring (light / dark / specific colour / other) etc.:
Complete darkness

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

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:
The artwork is modular; original execution was made with three ladder truss lines in a pitch black molton black box.

Does the artwork use sound?
Soft acoustical sound of the water drops hitting the floor/containers/fabric.

Minimum height of the space:

Minimum square meters of the space:

Building time and people required (estimate):
2 days, helping hand needed with the structure (and possibly rigging).

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

Seen before at:
Lux Helsinki (Lux In), Helsinki, 2017


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